Le Guess Who? Festival announces 24-hour Dronefest w/ Basinski, O’Malley, Hecker, Hauschildt, Raime

Le Guess Who? Festival announces 24-hour Dronefest w/ Basinski, O'Malley, Hecker, Hauschildt, Raime

Le Guess Who?, a four day music festival taking place in Utrecht, The Netherlands on November 20-23, impresses enough as it is. Featured artists include Swans, St. Vincent, Wire, Dr. John, and Savages, among many, many others. Yet the festival’s curators, which include Swans’ Michael Gira, have decided to go just a little further, adding what they’re calling a “24-Hour Dronefest” to the mix.

It’s self-explanatory, really, but if you aren’t excited enough by the mere prospect of a nonstop Drone Day, then the lineup might be worth mentioning. William Basinski, Stephen O’Malley of sunn O))), Tim Hecker, Steve Hauschildt of Emeralds, and London duo Raime are on the bill. If that doesn’t get you excited I just don’t know what will become of you.

The event itself is a collaboration between Le Guess Who? and Brooklyn’s Basilica Hudson, which will be featuring Hecker, Swans, and others at their two-day Basilica SoundScape event. You can catch that September 12-13 and you can order tickets for Le Guess Who? and the Dronefest through the link to their website below.

Oh wait, you can also watch a little feature on Colin Stetson at last year’s Le Guess Who?. I know, I know, he’s not playing there this year, but it’s the best I could do. He’s kind of drone-y, you know?

• Le Guess Who?: http://leguesswho.nl

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