Press Release • Le Guess Who? 2022
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Four new projects added to Le Guess Who? 2022
Including the third edition of Hidden Musics and programs hosted by Coco Maria, GNOD, and Uncloud

Photo by Melanie Marsman

Hidden Musics
Le Guess Who? proudly presents the third edition of Hidden Musics, a project that is aimed at deeply localized music and features performances of musicians embedded in rich, often centuries-old musical traditions that have been developed with little or no outside influences. Hidden Musics originated in collaboration with Chris Eckman (Glitterbeat Records) and GRAMMY Award-winning producer Ian Brennan, from the shared belief that it is important to platform underrepresented artists, and magnify music produced far from the mainstream.

Performing as part of Hidden Musics are the Algerian duo of ‘mistress of voice’ Cheikha Rabia and dancer Esraa Warda, providing a glimpse into the disappearing culture of ‘Cheikhat’ and Rai dancers; Nancy Mounir, an undeniable force in Egypt's alternative music scene, who collaborates with Utrecht’s The Flare Quartet to present her new album Nozhet El Nofous; Pakistan’s Ustad Noor Bakhsh, a legend throughout the Makran Coast who only recently garnered wider attention after his playing went viral online; Lole Montoya, a true innovator of flamenco, will perform her solo work as well as the groundbreaking music of the duo Lole y Manuel; The Master Musicians of Jajouka, a collective of Jbala Sufi trance makers from Morocco, led by Bachir Attar; and Burkina Faso’s Kaito Winse, a message-bearer for his ancestors' spiritual artistry using traditional instruments. 

Coco Maria presents Club Coco
Born and raised in Mexico, Coco Maria grew up surrounded by music. After starting 'Club Coco' at WorldwideFM in 2021, she will now present a physical edition of the show during Le Guess Who? 2022. Besides performing, Coco Maria also hosts Anatolian folk singer and multi-instrumentalist Derya Yildirim, known from her band Grup Simsek, who presents her new solo work; Bogotá-based group Romperayo, who enrich the rich musical traditions and tropical rhythms of Colombia with contemporary influences; and Mexican cumbia-punk band Son Rompe Pera.

Uncloud presents
Utrecht’s contemporary and innovative art & music platform Uncloud will host a program during Le Guess Who? 2022 featuring two Japanese artists: ambient composer and sound designer Hinako Omori and vocal srtiat Hatis Noit, as well as the previously announced Mabe Fratti, a staple of the Mexican improvisation scene, and a special collaboration between Iranian electronic musician Sote and Dutch artist Tarik Barri for a mesmerizing audiovisual presentation of Sote’s newest album Majestic Noise Made in Beautiful Rotten Iran.

GNOD presents
Manchester cult collective GNOD will not only perform during this year's festival, they will also bring two artists to Utrecht: Holy Scum is the feedback-drenched, bludgeoning improvised rock outfit featuring a.o. Dälek's Mike Mare; Moundabout is the Ireland-centered “new folk” collaboration between Paddy Shine of GNOD and Phil Masterson.

Previously announced for Le Guess Who? 2022
Earlier in the year Le Guess Who? announced programs curated by Animal Collective, clipping., and CURL for its 2022 festival. These curators will perform at the festival, along with a.o. Abdullah Ibrahim, Low, The Staples Jr. Singers, Laurel Halo, Horse Lords, Nia Archives, Tumi Mogorosi presents Group Theory - Black Music, Moor Mother & billy woods, Dry Cleaning, Rats on Rafts, and Irena & Vojtěch Havlovi. The current 2022 line-up can be found at, with more artists to be announced.

Day Tickets still available
Day Tickets for Le Guess Who? 2022 are still available, but 4-Day Festival Passes are now sold out. Day Tickets are available for €58 via All prices include service costs.

Le Guess Who? collaborates with The Dutch Council for Refugees and NewBees for the ‘Grant an Entry’ initiative, which gives visitors the option to buy an additional day ticket (at 50% of the regular price) for people who are also interested in visiting the festival but don’t have the financial means to do so.

Initial line-up for Le Guess Who? 2022:
Hidden Musics
Cheikha Rabia & Esraa Warda
Kaito Winse
Lole Montoya
Nancy Mounir's Nozhet El Nofous
The Master Musicians of Jajouka by Bachir Attar
Ustad Noor Bakhsh

Coco Maria presents Club Coco
Coco Maria
Derya Yildirim
Son Rompe Pera

Uncloud presents
Hatis Noit
Hinako Omori
Mabe Fratti
Sote & Tarik Barri present Majestic Noise (live A/V)

GNOD presents
Holy Scum

General program
Abdullah Ibrahim
Asher Gamedze
billy woods
Bohren & der Club of Gore
Dry Cleaning
Flore Laurentienne
Injury Reserve
Irena & Vojtěch Havlovi
Kee Avil
Keeley Forsyth
Lex Amor
Muriel Grossmann Quartet
Myriam Gendron
Nappy Nina
Nia Archives
Rats on Rafts: Visions Of Chapter 3 (live)
The Staples Jr. Singers
Trees Speak
Tumi Mogorosi presents Group Theory - Black Music
upsammy & Sjoerd Martens (live A/V)
Wau Wau Collectif
Ostinato Records presents
Groupe RTD
Talk: Vik Sohonie
The Ano Nobo Quartet

Curated by Animal Collective
Anastasia Coope
Animal Collective
Habibi Funk DJ Set
Horse Lords
Keiji Haino
Les Filles de Illighadad
Liliane Chlela
Maria Reis
Marina Herlop
Mary Ocher
Slauson Malone 1
Turner Williams Jr.
Valentín Clastrier
Curated by clipping.
Aho Ssan
Divide and Dissolve
Dos Monos
Horse Lords
Jana Rush
Jeff Parker
Patric Catani
They Hate Change
Zebra Katz
Curated by CURL
Alpha Maid
Astrid Sonne
bar italia
Eve Stainton presents 'Dykegeist', with live sound by Mica Levi
Laurel Halo
Maëva Berthelot & Coby Sey performing ‘A Tender Ascent’
Moor Mother & billy woods performing ‘BRASS’
Speakers Corner Quartet & Friends
Tutto Questo Sentire

+ more to be announced
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