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|Founded by||Lisa Meyer and Jenny Moore|
|Genre||Experimental, Noise, Drone, Metal, Electronic, Hip-hop|
Supersonic Festival is a yearly music festival in Birmingham featuring a combination of music, art, film and other crafts. It continues to join boundaries between music and art, by inviting people to engage with both through a programme of avant garde sound and performance as well as hands-on workshops taking place across Digbeth, Birmingham in a series of converted factory warehouses and art galleries.
Capsule, the organisation behind Supersonic Festival, are curators, promoters and fans of cutting edge music, revealing the indescribable connections between contemporary music and art, crafting extraordinary events for adventurous audiences. Capsule’s passion for genre bending sound and performances is at the heart of all their events – there are not many places in Birmingham where you can listen to funeral doom, prog, folk, avant jazz and grindcore in one weekend.
The festival is now in its 8th year, starting out as a 1-day event in 2003 which featured Coil, LCD Sound System, The Bug, DJ Food and many more. Over the years the festival has garnered a worldwide reputation for being one of the more exciting events for experimental music.
Friday, 22 October - Sunday, 24 October 2010
Line-up: Swans, Hallogallo present the music of NEU!, Napalm Death, Godflesh, Barn Owl, Black Sun Drum Corps, Blue Sabbath Black Fiji, Bong, Cave, Cloaks (DJ Set), Dead Fader, Demons (with Sick Llama), Devilman, Dosh, Drumcorps, Eagle Twin, Factory Floor, fukpig, Gnaw, Gnod, Gum Takes Tooth, Jailbreak, James Blackshaw, Khyam Allami & Master Musicians Of Bukkake, King Midas Sound, KK Null vs Lash Frenzy, Lichens, Melt Banana, Mugstar, Necro Deathmort, Nisennenmondai, OvO, Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides, PCM, People Like Us, Peter Broderick, Pierre Bastien & Male Instrumenty, Stinky Wizzleteat, Tweak Bird, Voice Of The Seven Thunders and Zeni Geva.
Friday, 24 July - Sunday, 26 July 2009
Line-up: Sunn O))), Goblin, Corrupted, Thorr's Hammer, Zu, Growing, Caribou, Venetian Snares, Monotonix, The Accüsed, Head of David, Jarboe, Skullflower, Iron Lung, Scorn, Earthless, Master Musicians Of Bukkake, PCM, Atomized, Kylie Minoise, Arboretum, Nancy Wallace, The Berg Sans Nipple, Khyam Allami, Pontiak, 65daysofstatic, Chris Herbert, Bobby Previte, Kim Hiorthøy, Pram, Taint, Theo, Flower/Corsano Duo, Diagonal, zZz, Pre, Rose Kemp, Light Trap, Tweak Bird, Remember Remember, Drumize, Nisennenmondai, Army of Flying Robots, Tartufi, Marnie Stern, The Memory Band, Glatze, Thought Forms
Friday, 11 July - Sunday, 13 July 2008
Line-up: Battles, Gravetemple (Stephen O'Malley, Julian Cope, Oren Ambarchi, Attila Csihar), Red Sparowes, Efterklang, Earth, Dälek, Kikuri feat. Merzbow and Keiji Haino, Fuck Buttons, DJ /rupture, Max Tundra, Harmonia, Parts & Labor, Oxbow, Oren Ambarchi, Wooden Shjips, Guapo, Cutting Pink with Knives, Magnétophone, DJ Scotch Egg, Harvey Milk, Noxagt, Thrones, Asva, Errors, The Heads, Orthodox, Alexander Tucker, Rolo Tomassi, Black Sun, Pierre Bastien, The Oscillation, The Owl Service, Maruosa, Ove Naxx, Cath & Phil Tyler, ZX Spectrum Orchestra, Dokkebi Q, PCM, Beestung Lips, Einstellung, Jah Dan, Bogulta, Heatseekers, The Courtesy Group, Justice Yeldham, Drumize.
Friday, 13 July - Saturday, 14 July 2007
Line-up: Mogwai, Sunn O))), Om, Qui, Pharaoh Overlord, Miasma & The Carousel of Headless Horses, Tunng, Otto von Schirach, Kling Klang, Wolf Eyes, Kid606, Fuck Buttons, Modified Toy Orchestra, Crippled Black Phoenix, Chrome Hoof, Jazkamer, Oxbow Duo, Voice of the Seven Woods, Shady Bard, Migrant, Serafina Steer, Shit & Shine, Beestung Lips, Duracell, Calvados Beam Trio, Esquilax, Strings of Consciousness, PCM, Deadsunrising, Drop the Lime, Monarch, Bela Emerson.
Friday, 21 July - Saturday, 22 July 2006
Line-up: Isis, High on Fire, Broadcast, Michael Gira, Modified Toy Orchestra, Una Corda, Hanne Hukkelberg, Andy Votel, Shy Child, Zombi, US Maple, Knives, Circulus, Mills & Boon, Michael Rother & Dieter Moebius, Thrones, Circle, Final, Alexander Tucker, Haddonfield Illinois, Voice of the Seven Woods, The Bug, DJ Food, DJ Scotch Egg, Shitmat, PCM, Mistress, Wrong Music Crew.
Friday, 8 July - Saturday, 9 July 2005
Line-up: Psychic TV, Dälek, Battles, Jesu, Aereogramme, Michael Rother & Dieter Moebius, Merzbow vs Stephen O'Malley, Surgeon, Paul Damage, Sir Real, Nicky B, Harvey Lane,DJ X, Shitmat, Chris Clark, PCM, Granine + Stuart Braithwaite - Mogwai DJ set, Esquilax, Brian Duffy and Modified Toy Orchestra, Barbara Morgenstern + Robert Lippok, Black Galaxy vs Kreepa, Martin Creed + His Band, David Cunningham, Sol_dat, Trevor Jackson, Colder, Noise Noise Alore!, Formation Flight, Tunng, Khonnor.
Thursday, 22 July - Saturday, 24 July 2004
Line-up: Q and Not U, Bullet Union, Noise Noise Allore, Luke Vibert, Cylob, DJ X, Neil Landstrumm,[Sir Real, Paul Damage, Harvey Lane, DJ Dick, Dr. Lies, Capsule Girls, Senor Coconut + His Orchestra, Spektrum, Zongamin, DJ Scud, Panacea, Chris Clark, British Murder Boys, Christ, Panic DHH, Kreepa vs Black Galaxy, Ward, PCM, VD_MOTH, Fast Lady, Team Shadetek, Mike in Mono, Midaircondo, Berg Sans Nipple, Pemalas, Piratehairwaves + DOTB + Esquilax, Terror Byte + Jade One.
Saturday, 12 July 2003
Line-up: Coil, DJ Food, LCD Soundsystem, The Bug, Kid Acne/DJ Req One and Remark, V/Vm, PCM, Pram, Nicholas James Bullen, Teatowel, Deadsunrising, Spectrum Orchestra (featuring:Brian Duffy/Mike in Mono / Floach), The Mighty Jungulator, Bathysphere, IACON + PirateHairWaves, Chris Read, Adam Regan, Capsule Dj's, Warp Films, Beat13, Rolf Gehlhaar, Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Lisa Meyer, Kid Acne, Req.