The Birmingham-based Supersonic Festival, now in its ninth year, has a distinct identity in the UK’s increasingly crowded festival calendar – but it’s also commendably hard to sum that identity up in a few words.
Frances Morgan, Frieze
Supersonic Festival 2011 performances
Mike Watt + The Missingmen . Cloaks . Secret Chiefs 3 . Scorn . The Berg Sans Nipple . Nathan Bell . Orthodox . Teeth of the Sea . Agathe Max . Bardo Pond . Antilles . Kogumaza . Lucky Dragons . Wolves in the Throne Room . Backwards . Pharaoh Overlord . Electric Wizard . Klaus Kinski . The Skull Defekts . Zombi . Monarch . Pekko Kappi . Modulate . Eternal Tapestry . Selfless . Drum Eyes . Barn Owl . Astro . iconAclass . Cut Hands . Tony Conrad . Silver Apples . ENVY . Drunk in Hell . Alva Noto . Circle . Byetone . White Hills . Turbonegro . a.P.A.t.T. . Slabdragger . DJ Scotch Egg . Part Chimp . Drumcunt . Fire! with Oren Ambarchi . Alexander Tucker . ORE
Exhibitions, talks, screenings and special events
. Grindcore: Cut n Paste
. Conny Prantera . SOUNDkitchen’s Cinema for the Ears . Birmingham Zine Festival. Velzuvial
. Sonic Graffiti .
Tony Conrad Q&A . William Bennett Q&A . From A to Zine
. Dirty Electronics: Mute Synth workshop . Imperfect Cinema workshop . Get a Grip screenprinting . Kids Gigs with Lucky Dragons and The Berg Sans Nipple . Man with a Video Camera . Kill All Redneck Pricks: A documentary film about a band called Karp
Would love to just say a massive thank you to everyone involved. I have been the last 6 years and it just gets better and better. The musical highlight of my year. Great atmosphere. Great sound. Great food. Great people. THANK YOU