EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE FROM 6TH DECEMBER
Supersonic Festival is returning in 2017 on the weekend of June 16th-18th, back in a big way! They might have taken a year off in 2016, but behind the scenes Capsule have been keeping busy, as the subsequent announcements will soon prove…
After a roaring success of a launch party at the start of November (which featured Xylouris White, Giant Swan, Sex Swing, Rattle, Kuro and more), and with over a decade’s worth of incredible festivities in the heart of Birmingham behind them (choosing just one letter of the alphabet throws up Battles, Boris, Broadcast, Bohren Und Der Club Of Gore, Body/Head and The Bug as alumni!), the big news of who is to perform in 2017 is almost upon us – so tantalisingly close that Early Bird tickets will be going on sale at 9:30am on 6th of December, at a special price for those who cannot stand the wait. Get a hold of your tickets here!
Nowhere else will you find a festival experience quite like Supersonic’s – since 2003, they have been hosting superior weekends for the adventurous listener, taking care to present only the most artistically relevant and irreverent acts from the UK and across the globe, while simultaneously making sure to fill every moment with the opportunities to let loose and party, or sit down at engaging talks, discussions and workshops, or take in exclusive screenings and exhibitions. Working closely with the local community and priding itself on being all ages (the ‘kids gigs’ notorious fun for music loving families), the reputation of Supersonic is one hard earned and well deserved – long may it continue to light up the hearts, minds and calendars of those who attend.
Stay tuned for big announcements very soon – in the meantime, here’s what’s been said about Supersonic in years passed…
“Regular subscribers to the Arts Desk may have noticed a certain view from some of our number that the Glastonbury Festival is the annual musical and social high point of the year in the UK. On this subject, I would beg to differ and instead claim Birmingham’s wilfully uncommercial celebration of the weird and the wonderful, the Supersonic Festival, to be my most eagerly awaited annual sonic celebration… Taking in minimalist classical sounds, sludge rock, hypnotic percussion, grungey punk and techno beats, there was something for everyone.” – THE ARTS DESK (SUPERSONIC 2017 LAUNCH PARTY)
“Supersonic is a place to be educated and surprised: new, experimental and intellectually nourishing.” – WIRE
“Having been a journalist for 15 years I’ve had cause to work at approaching 100 festivals all over the world and in my opinion Supersonic has the consistently best quality line-ups and is the most engaging and stimulating to fans of underground music. Certainly no other festival introduces me to more new and exciting music than this one.” – THE QUIETUS
“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
“Supersonic is such a crucial festival. Made from passion, with love, for those that do truly care…” – THE BUG