Birmingham rock-fest

Set against the backdrop of a dank autumn weekend in Birmingham, is one of the country’s most innovative and experimental underground music festivals. Annually curated by Capsule (most recently noted for the Home of Metal Exhibition), Supersonic Festival is back for its 10th year to deliver only the most raucous dose of sensory onslaught.

The weekend is an eagerly anticipated indent on the calendar of fans of extreme metal, skull splitting noise and wailing free jazz. Present at the top of the bill this year is an eclectically diverse selection of acts, from the doom metal scuzz of electric wizard to the avant garde electronica of Alvo Noto. While some may argue that the line-up doesn’t quite meet the expectations of those who attended last year (Swans, Godflesh, Neu!, Melt Banana) the 3 day festival still offers a welcoming selection of music, art, film and workshops to stand aside from the usual UK festival format.

Supersonic Festival
21st – 23rd October

Zu93, Electric Wizard, Secret Chiefs 3, Part Chimp, Zombi, Bardo Pond, Alvo Noto, Pharaoh Overlord, Cut Hands, Man with a Video Camera, Byetone, Astro, Tony Conrad, Teeth of the Sea, Antilles, Blarke Bayer//Black Widow, Dirty Electronics: Mute Synth, Kogumaza, Pekko Kappi, Eternal Tapestry, Alexander Tucker presents DORWYTCH CYCLE, Slabdragger, White Hills, Lucky Dragons, Wolves in the Throne Room, Silver Apples, Nathan Bell, Monarch, Kill All Redneck Pricks: KARP LIVES! 1990-1998, Agathe Max, Circle, Fire! with special guest Oren Ambarchi, The Skull Defekts, The Berg Sans Nipple, a.P.A.t.T., Supersonic Kids Gigs, Scorn, Cloaks

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