SUNN O))) PRESENTS FOUR-DAY PROGRAM AT LE GUESS WHO? FESTIVAL 2015, INCLUDING ANNETTE PEACOCK AND MAGMA
Posted: May 26, 2015
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Sunn O))) presents four-day program at Le Guess Who? Festival 2015, including Annette Peacock and Magma
Deerhunter, Faust and Destroyer a.o. also performing at the festival
Le Guess Who? in Utrecht, The Netherlands, is proud to announce the first artists to perform at the 2015 event, which takes place November 19-22. This year's festival will include a very special four-day program presented by drone heavyweights Sunn O))) that will showcase the band's broad musical scope, alongside the main line-up of Le Guess Who?.
Sunn O))) presents
Ever since their 1998 inception, Sunn O))) have propelled the drone genre forward with a very diverse range of influences. The duo of Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson will showcase their similar, adventurous musical inclinations with a very special four-day program titled Sunn O))) presents at Le Guess Who? Festival 2015. The program will include a performance by the legendary Annette Peacock, who will return to The Netherlands for the first time in over twenty tears. Pioneering the realms of minimalism, free jazz, rap, classical music and psychedelic funk, Peacock marveled the likes of David Bowie, Brian Eno and one-time collaborator Salvador Dalí, and was one of the first jazz artists to record with a Moog after being gifted a prototype from Robert Moog himself.
Also performing as part of the program are progressive rock trailblazers Magma, inspired by the virtue and inventiveness of jazz legend John Coltrane and founded roughly 45 years ago by French drummer, pianist and composer Christian Vander; Julia Holter; The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, known from their ’68 hit Fire (the song that paved the way for the likes of Alice Cooper, King Diamond and Goat); Einheit Brötzmann, the collaboration between F.M. Einheit (Einstürzende Neubauten) and Caspar Brötzmann, French black metal experimentalists Aluk Todolo, as well as Sunn O)) themselves. More artists will be added soon.
Le Guess Who? main line-up
Le Guess Who? also announces the first artists for the main line-up of the event. First confirmations are Deerhunter; Faust, by many considered one of the most mythical of Germany's iconoclastic krautrock movement; Destroyer; abstract hip hoppers Shabazz Palaces; Finnish-Ethiopian songwriter Mirel Wagner; The Necks; Japanese rock outfit Bo Ningen; DJ/producer Lotic (Tri Angle Records) and Kaki King’s new multimedia performance ‘The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body’.
UK producer Adrian Sherwood will perform his ‘At The Controls x3’ project, consisting of:
- “Head” At The Controls, a ’79 - ’84 classics DJ set;
- Adrian Sherwood x Disappears, a live dub mix of a performance by Chicago post punk band Disappears;
- A live dub set with multi tracks of Sherwood’s new material.
Le Guess Who? Festival in The Netherlands combines today's burgeoning talent with legendary, one-of-a-kind acts in an atmosphere that electrifies the picturesque city of Utrecht. This year, the festival takes place November 19-22 across more than fifteen venues, from churches to galleries to pop venues.
In the daytime on November 21 and 22, the Mega Record and CD Fair will take place at the Jaarbeurs convention centre in Utrecht. The fair is internationally renowned for its incredibly comprehensive collection of vinyl, cd’s, and other pop memorabilia.
Tickets for Le Guess Who? are available now at www.leguesswho.com. Early bird 4-Day Festival Passes are just €90 through May and June, and increase to €100 July 1st. Le Guess Who? and Festicket also offer festival ticket + hotel packages for the entire weekend.
Line-up for ‘Sunn O))) presents’ at Le Guess Who? 2015 (many more acts tba)
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Artists confirmed for main line-up Le Guess Who? 2015 (many more acts tba)
Adrian Sherwood At The Controls x3, including Adrian Sherwood x Disappears - live dub mix
Kaki King performing The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body