With just under a week until this years festival and with such a packed programme we thought we’d assist you in the digestion of it all. In this mailout we’ve highlighted just some of the lovely stuff you can check out the over the weekend.
For all the latest news & further details about the line up relating to SUPERSONIC see our website http://www.supersonicfestival.com
SUPERSONIC KIDS GIGS
There are still spaces available for families to join in with the Supersonic Kids Gigs, big sounds for little people. Two special performances will be taking place at the mac, introducing little ones to experimental sounds. On Saturday 22nd families can catch Lucky Dragons and on Sunday 23rd, The Berg Sans Nipple will bring their nimble fingered electronica wizardry. Tickets can be bought directly from mac.
There are still limited places available for our various workshops, which include building the Mute Synth and a large group performance with DIRTY ELECTRONICS
GET A GRIP screen printing workshop and make a unique festival T-shirt
IMPERCT CINEMA – a workshop to contribute to an alternative documentation of the festival using endangered media technologies!
* you must sign up in advance of the festival.
Sound artist Sam Underwood has become quite a favourite at Supersonic, last year playing in the fantastic Lash Frenzy vs KK Null, delivering a Noisebox workshop and playing as Glatze in 2009. This year, as well as performing the tuba doom group ORE which promises to be very special indeed. Sam will be giving tours of his recent work ‘SONIC GRAFFITI’. Throughout industrial Digbeth, Sam has installed sound pieces for you to tap into the dark, decayed world around you. Meet Sam for a pre festival tour on Friday 21st October at 8pm outside VIVID, or if you can’t make that, there is another opportunity on Sunday 23rd October, same time and place.
Think you know your Electric Funeral from your Electric Wizard? Well put your music trivia knowledge to the test with Club Unlikely infamous QUIZ. It’s free to enter, just come on down to bar 70eights on Sunday 23rd and register your team by 2.15pm.
Home of Metal has been a huge focus for Capsule of the past couple of years, and we were thrilled with the reception of our exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, celebrating 40 years of Heavy Metal and its unique birthplace. We’ll be bringing an element of this exhibition to Supersonic this year, to celebrate Birmingham and the Black Country as the birthplace of Heavy Metal. Grindcore CUT N PASTE is an exhibition that will explore the formation of Grindcore, Napalm Death’s early years and the cut n paste aesthetic and DIY approach at the heart of the music.
After the success of the Gods White Noise event last year, VELZUVIAL will extend the concept to see a 24 hour improvised performance. This new performance is commissioned by Supersonic and Eastside Projects and is a collaboration between artists Christian Jendreiko and Andrew Moscardo-Parker (aka Lash Frenzy). It will take place at Eastside Projects from Sat 22nd 9pm til Sun 23rd 9pm. The performance will feature a core team of players as well as a number of special guests.
We’ve now announced the numerous stallholders you can meet at this year’s MARKET PLACE. Go along and check out their wares, and put a face to that awesome label/distributor. Stallholders include Southern Records, Burning World, Cold Spring, Bad Egg, Future Noise and many more.
The third installment of Brumcast’s Supersonic podcast is now online where you can check out Nathan Bell, Barn Owl, Drunk in Hell and many more.
LINE UP & TICKETS
Weekend Tickets £75 + booking fee BUY NOW
Friday tickets are £20 + booking fee BUY NOW
FRIDAY Doors 9pm – 2.30am (Box office closes at midnight)
APPAT/CLOAKS/DRUMCUNT/MIKE WATT + THE MISSINGMEN/PART CHIMP/SCORN/SCOTCH EGG/SECRET CHIEFS 3/SLABDRAGGER/
Saturday tickets are £35 + booking fee BUY NOW
SATURDAY Doors 4pm – 1.30am (Box Office closes at 11pm)
– AGATHE MAX/ALEXANDER TUCKER/ANTILLES/BACKWARDS/BARDO POND/BERG SANS NIPPLE/ELECTRIC WIZARD/KLAUS KINSKI/KOGUMAZA/LUCKY DRAGONS/MONARCH/MUTE SYNTH/NATHAN BELL/ORTHODOX/PHAROAH OVERLORD/SKULL DEFEKTS/TEETH OF THE SEA/WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM/ZOMBI/
Sunday tickets are £35 + booking fee BUY NOW
SUNDAY Doors 2pm – 1.30am (box office closes at 10.30pm)
– ALVA NOTO/ASTRO/BARN OWL/BYETONE/CIRCLE/CUT HANDS/DRUNK IN HELL/DRUM EYES/ENVY/ETERNAL TAPESTRY/FIRE!/ICONACLASS/MODULATE/ORE/PEKKO KAPPI/SELFLESS/SILVER APPLES/TONY CONRAD/TURBONEGRO/WHITE HILLS/Tags: birmingham, capsule, Custard Factory, Supersonic Festival