Sunday, May 19, 2024

Supersonic Festival set to bring an array of musical oddities to Digbeth

Described by the Quietus as “the best European festival for new music”, Supersonic Festival has been a fixture in Birmingham’s music scene since it’s launch in 2003. Between 22nd and 24th June, the festivals curators Capsule are bringing a cavalcade of experimental music, art, and performance into Digbeth.

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This years guest curator Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe has said that, “Supersonic festival has not only stood out from others of its kind by pushing it’s scope away from the one dimensional trap that is indicative of most music based festivals, but has programmed things people might not be aware of.”

This attitude is evident in Supersonic’s 2018 line up, which is eclectic as ever. Performances from costumed art-pop artist Gazelle Twin, Boredom’s YoshimiO, and legendary folk singer Shirley Collins MBE feature high on the lineup. Osaka minimalists Goat and black metalheads Wolves In The Throne Room are joined on by Brum’s very own sex-punks Youth Man, among many others.

Supersonic also promises to be the site of artist Dennis McNett‘s first ever major UK project. Attendees can book in to be a part of the artwork by making their own mask and costume here. Other workshops at the festival include Yoga, Deviation’s Surreal Life Drawing, and Black Sabbath Karaoke.

Whatever takes your fancy, you’re certain to encounter the unexpected at Supersonic Festival. Find the full line up here and get your tickets here.

Emily Doyle

Visual artist, multi-instrumentalist, and scrounger. Always wearing headphones, probably listening to Ezra Furman, Sleater-Kinney or Goat.