Building on the success of last year’s sell-out edition, Supersonic Festival organisers, Capsule continue their voyage of discovery – now twenty years strong – celebrating heaviness in a variety of forms, and ever adapting in order to stay relevant. Their evolution continues with an exciting move to a new home on the outer edges of Digbeth, Birmingham.
Over the past sixteen years, Supersonic have been driven by the fundamental principles that remain at the heart of the festival today; curating diverse line-ups, re-imagining post-industrial spaces, and encouraging freedom of expression of both the performers and audiences alike.
Supersonic are pleased to reveal the initial names for 2020, which includes powerful solo musician A.A.Williams, outspoken and unpredictable Atlanta group Algiers, Sweden’s black noise psych rock collective Bada led by Anna Von Hausswolff, the snarling electronics of Blanck Mass, Harrga’s music for breaking down borders, NYC based multi-instrumentalist K A Baird, visionary producer Klein, Dublin musical alchemists Lankum, Chicago riffers Oozing Wound, Orchestra of Constant Distress (an assemblage of members of The Skull Defekts, Brainbombs and No Balls), Danish sound artist Puce Mary, and Rakta from São Paulo. Supersonic are also thrilled to be inviting Richard Dawson back as a headliner, having long championed his compelling performances.
Switching up the format, Supersonic invite Curl to do a stage take over, the London-based collective features Mica Levi, Coby Sey and Brother May. Plus, Rocket Recordings, who have been releasing uncompromising sounds from some of the great underground bands from Europe and beyond since 1998, shall host a label showcase over the weekend with GNOD & João Pais Filipe “FACĄ DE FOGO”, J.Zunz, Petbrick, Sex Swing, and very special guest TBA. Rocket have always been a label striving to push music forward and not stand still – a philosophy that is a testament to their 22 year independent existence, and very much shared by Supersonic.
It is an absolute pleasure to part of Supersonic in 2020 – a festival we hold a high regard for, one that has always supported us and believed in our bands. The true independence and passionate spirit of Supersonic is something we wholeheartedly believe in and it is something we strive to always achieve ourselves – Rocket Recordings
Tickets are on sale here: www.supersonicfestival.com
Named by the Guardian as “The UK’s best small festival – By embracing the heaviness in Birmingham’s heritage, and adding a strong dose of eccentricity, Supersonic is world-class”