“a celebration of the expressive, challenging and generally out there” The Times
“Birmingham’s Supersonic Festival occupies an exalted position at the vanguard of the festival circuit. And rightly so. Since its inception over ten years ago, it has maintained a staggeringly focused and intelligent curatorial policy, transcending the music and art worlds to present a programme teeming with invention, audience participation and a certain amount of unpredictability. It’s also a bloody good knees up.” The Skinny
Starting as a one-day event in Birmingham in 2003, Supersonic is now an internationally renowned experimental music and arts festival. Named by Stuart Maconie, BBC 6 Music as ‘the UK’s premier experimental music festival” and named number two in The Times guide to the fifty best events of the summer (2015).
At the heart of the festival is a passion for genre bending sound and performance, with an international travelling audience and a commitment to emerging dynamic talent. Supersonic Festival’s diverse programme combines today’s most exciting talent with legendary, one-of-a-kind acts. In addition we host a marketplace, giving the UK’s underground music scene an opportunity to network and trade directly with their target audience; talks and workshops interrogating issues relevant to the independent arts sector and an extensive programme of extra-curricular activity including workshops, exhibitions and a film programme.