The second edition of Le Guess Who? May Day is set for Saturday, May 18th in Utrecht, Holland (30 minutes from Amsterdam and rated #6 on The Lonely Planet Travel Guide‘s list of the world’s unsung places). Following their successful 4-day festival this past November, Le Guess Who? is one of the leading Dutch festivals for independent music with a focus on quality and integrity, where artists perform throughout the charming city centre in various indoor locations.
In 2012, Le Guess Who? celebrated six years with performances by Ty Segall, Destroyer, Sharon Van Etten, Grimes, and more, with FILTER calling it “one of winter’s most anticipated fests,” and introduced the free mini-festival ‘Le Mini Who?’ which proved to be a successful supplement. Moreover, Le Guess Who? commenced a spring edition called ‘Le Guess Who? May Day,’ a one-day festival with shows of Cloud Nothings, Willis Earl Beal, Julia Holter and more.
During the day (1-6 PM) free sister festival Le Mini Who? sets the spotlight on many of Utrecht’s hot-spots. A variety of different locations, many of them centered around the thriving Voorstraat, will act as venues for exciting in-store performances, by both national and international artists. What makes it so special is the unique collaboration with local businesses and labels.
After the success of festival component Fuzzbox during Le Guess Who? 2012, Le Guess Who? will be hosting a Fuzzbox edition in London in cooperation with Upset The Rhythm on Thursday May 16th. The Tufnell Park Dome in North London will be the décor for the first Fuzzbox edition abroad, with Mikal Cronin, White Fence, Purling Hiss and The Pheromoans confirmed so far.
::: COMPLETE LINE-UP LE GUESS WHO? MAY DAY :::
Deerhunter, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, DIIV, Thee Oh Sees, Mount Eerie, Mikal Cronin, Gary Wilson & The First Dates, Sam Amidon, King Tuff, Bleached, Merchandise, Greg Haines, Dirty Beaches, The Haxan Cloak, Julia Kent, Bass Drum Of Death, The Intelligence, ITAL with Aurora Halal, ERAAS, Poppy Ackroyd + Le Mini Who?
For more info and tickets, please visit www.leguesswho.com