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Supersonic Festival – Job Opportunity

SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL 2010
OPERATIONS MANAGER

Period: July – November 2010 approx 52 days
Fee: £6000
Deadline for applications: 28th May 2010
Interviews: 8th& 9th June 2010

“Festival Of the Year” Plan B Magazine
An experimental music festival for adventurous audiences, Supersonic aims to showcase the most exciting and interesting music out there. A consistently ambitious programme of music Supersonic now has a reputation for staging unique collaborations and reunions as well as providing a stage for emerging talent and challenging music boundaries with its constant eclectic mix.

Capsule are looking to recruit an Operations Manager to produce Supersonic 2010

Summary of role
The Operations Manager will work closely with the Festival Directors to plan and execute Supersonic 3 day festival 22nd-24th October 2010.  This role comes under the direction of the Festival Directors with responsibility for the Festival Team (includes: Artist Liaison, Marketing Assistant, Event Co-ordinator, Volunteer Co-ordinator and Festival Interns) and will be based predominantly at the company’s office in Birmingham.

For full details check HERE

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mini kiss…


need I say more:)

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Supersonic Festival – Join the team

Supersonic Festival needs YOU! Capsule’s internationally renowned festival runs 22nd – 24th October 2010 and there are 3 Internship opportunities Production, Design & Marketing Intern. You will receive valuable work experience and be credited as part of the core team that deliver Supersonic Festival.

NB this is not a full time position and would require some remote working, further details of the intern schedule can be supplied upon application.

Production Intern
Duration of the Internship: 4 Months August – November
Deadline for application: 21st May 2010
Interviews to be held on: 15th & 16th June 2010
Intern start date: August 2010

Job Description:
The Production Intern will work closely with the Logistics Director and Operations Manager assisting them in all of the production before, during and after the festival, and undertake other tasks as necessary and directed by Festival staff.

We are looking for someone who has:
– Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
–    Excellent personal skills
–    Excellent team player happy to get involved in all areas as and when required.
–    Attention to detail.
–    Able to work long hours before, during and after the festival if is required.
–    Excellent organisational and time management skills.
–    IT skills – Word, Excel, Internet,
–    Design skills will be a plus.

Please note, unfortunately we can only receive applications from people over 18 years of age. For further information & full job spec on the Production Internship for Supersonic, please contact us by email: admin[at]capsule.org.uk with ‘Production Internship‘ as the subject field.

Marketing Intern
Duration of the Internship: 6 Months. June – November 2010
Deadline for application: 21st May 2010
Interviews to be held on: 2nd& 3rd June 2010
Intern start date: June 2010

Job Description:
The Marketing Intern will work closely with the Festival & Communications Director and Marketing Assistant, assisting with the promotion & documentation of the festival and undertake other tasks as necessary and directed by Festival staff.

We are looking for someone who has:
–    Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
–    Good understanding of the music, ethos of the festival and the bands
–    Interest in music press. magazines, blogs, etc.
–    Self motivated
–    Excellent understanding of the online communications such as: Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Last F.M., WordPress.
–    Excellent team player happy to get involved in all areas as and when required.
–    Able to work long hours before, during and after the festival if required.
–    Excellent organisational and time management skills.
–    Attention to detail.
–    IT skills – Word, Internet,
–    Design skills will be a plus, or basic understanding of image file formats for web and print.

Please note, unfortunately we can only receive applications from people over 18 years of age. For further information & full job spec on the Marketing Internship for Supersonic, please contact us by email: admin[at]capsule.org.uk with ‘Marketing Internship‘ as the subject field.

Design Intern
Duration of the Internship: 2 Months September / October 2010
Deadline for application: 21st May 2010
Interviews to be held on: 15th & 16th June 2010
Intern start date: September 2010

Job Description:
The Design Intern will work closely with Ian Richards of Heavy Object as well as the Festival Communications Director. And undertake other tasks as necessary and directed by Festival staff.

We are looking for someone who has:
–    Excellent design and illustration skills
–    Enthusiasm for unusual and non traditional design approaches
–    Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
–    An understanding and affinity to the Supersonic / Capsule ethos and brand
–    An ability to use design computer packages (illustrator/ photoshop / indesign / Flash / animations packages)
–    Attention to detail.
–    Excellent personal skills
–    Self motivated
–    Excellent team player happy to get involved in all areas as and when required.
–    Able to work long hours before, during and after the festival if is required.
–    Excellent organisational and time management skills.
–    IT skills – Word, Excel, Internet,
–    Your own computer or access to a computer will be essential as you will be expected to work remotely at some points in the internship.

Please note, unfortunately we can only receive applications from people over 18 years of age. For further information & full job spec on the Design Internship for Supersonic, please contact us by email: admin[at]capsule.org.uk with ‘Design Internship‘ as the subject field.

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Supersonic – Early bird tix sold out

Early bird tix for Supersonic Festival have sold out in just 3 weeks! This years festival takes place from the 22nd – 24th October with special guests SWANS.
More line up announcements + selection of cakes coming soon.

Advanced weekend tickets are available from www.theticketsellers.co.uk
+ www.seetickets.com
For recommended hotels/travel/volunteers etc check www.supersonicfestival.com

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Home Of Metal – highlights

We launched our new HOME OF METAL website just recently and already have had some amazing contributions to the archive. We’ve been asking people to add their Black Sabbath, Led Zep, Judas Priest, Napalm Death & Godflesh related memorabilia to the archive to help to inform our exhibition in 2011 at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Even if you don’t have memorabilia you can help us by rating your favourite artefacts.

Currently the top three are:

In first place is this fantastic cartoon book of Sabbath uploaded by Doug Roemer from Arlington in the US.

In second place we have an awesome Tony Iommi incorporating the Sunn 0))) logo tattoo uploaded by Stephen O’Malley belonging to his friend from Finland

and in third place we have a great piece of history – a Black Sabbath at the Mayfair in the Bullring Birmingham poster from 1970 declaring that there was ‘ No Restrictions on Dress or Hair whatsoever’ uploaded by Neil Perry of West Brom

We’ve also had some great Godflesh related flyers, posters and live photos uploaded. Feel free to help us spread the word and dig out your related memorabilia – gig tickets, photos, posters, t’s, set lists, badges  and your memories or just rate the items you like best. Have a look at HOMEOFMETAL.COM

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Eyehategod review of Brum show

There has always been a healthy fanbase of stoner rock in all its different sub-genres and splintered factions in Birmingham, aided in no small part to the sterling work done by promoters Capsule, who have consistently provided a stage for some of the worlds finest artists in this field. After winding down 2009 with appearances by Electric Wizard, Isis and Sunn o))) amongst others, and with a Baroness show in January, you’d have been forgiven for assuming there’d be more to follow swiftly in their wake. But nothing. Bit of IDM, some Krautrock legends. And then, out of the blue, confirmation that Capsule had nefariously been toying with us. Waiting to drop their bomb.

Eyehategod are playing Birmingham.
….
No doubt about it, this was not a show for the unconverted. EHG’s sound and ethos is extreme, aggressive and unashamed. They write anthems for the sick, for the outcasts and losers of the world; and for what the band lack in the way of financial success or just plain good luck, they take their reward in the love and respect that everyone here threw their way for every minute of the set. And probably a fair bit of drugs as well. This was a show for the fans, and if you own even a single Eyehategod CD you should have been here, it was truly amazing.


Read the full review on Brum Live by Duncan Wilkins photos by Katja Ogrin

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Lovely new posters…