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Any news on this regarding line up announcements and what not?
I'd love to go this year if I have the money.
But I'm DEFINITELY going. Last year was so good!
Who do we want to play?
King Midas Sound were immense last year.
Quite like Fuck Buttons as one of the headliners be amazing
so you may indeed have this if it looks like they'll get sales from it...
Please explain this comment?
They've never played before and have two new albums out this year. Must be about time Merzbow played again as well, and there'll be the usual one each from O'Malley and Broadrick. I'd guess maybe Burning Witch and Jesu.
I'd like Neurosis, Akron/Family, Dalek, Zoroaster, Factory Floor and something Mike Patton (please).
Maybe Circle too.
be nice to see Oxbow back too. Whilst I'm at it Knifeworld as well please.
Idk if anyone else will want to go though. Burning Witch would be sweet. Surely that must happen this time.
There's the Tusk festival up here a couple of weeks before too, should be a good month!
But it's pretty much the only festival where I'd happily buy a ticket before any of the line up was announced. Earth would be a nice addition, and it would be very cool to see some of the bands behind big underground metal/noise/etc releases of last year make it over to the UK; Agalloch, The Body, Locrian, Salome, Arabrot (though they've played a few uk dates recently) and Horseback.
to make up for me missing Godflesh last year.
are pretty much the only people in music where I'l go for the "they like it so it must be good" approach. Nearly impeccable bookings last year. Apart from Mothlite who are a below average band, pretty bad!
if you have a uk legend who has worked with nearly every Southern Lord band and he asks if he can play his depeche mode covers band at your festival you don't wanan piss him off now do you?
I wanted to like Mothlite but just no...
Actually last year was the first year I've been there so can't comment about earlier years lineups.
21st - 23rd of October.
Secret Chiefs 3 are playing. So it says on their myspace booking agents page:-
But GREAT on Electric Wizard! I'v heard a couple of other acts that I'm really excited about but shouldn't really stick it on the board ;)
supersonic is always fantastic anyway. cant wait.
is Zu and David Tibet (current93)
We just have! There's only us few looking at this anyway.
Hans Joachim Roedelius from Cluster, Kluster & Harmonia who was amazing a couple of weeks ago at Vortex. Reaaaaaaaaally excited for SS :)
Turns out he isn't playing afterall Me = feel silly.
Electric Wizard are a very good live act. I'm guessing Zu93 is this:
"Zu & David Tibet/Current 93 collaboration - world premiere
David Tibet: vocals · Massimo Pupillo: guitars and bass · Stefano Pilia: guitars · Luca Tilli: cello · Andrea Serrapiglio: cello · Luca Mai: electronics and reeds"
Apparently they're putting out an album together called 'The Left-Hand Path'. Should be good, even better if we get seperate Zu and C93 sets as well.
But it looks like it'll be another Neurosis-free year :(
Line up includes special guests Zu93, Electric Wizard and Secret Chiefs 3
a.P.A.t.T., Agathe Max, Antilles, Astro, Bardo Pond, Blarke Bayer/Black Widow, Cloaks, Eternal Tapestry, Fire! w/ Oren Ambarchi, Lucky Dragons, Monarch, Pekko Käppi, Scorn, The Skull Defekts, White Hills, Wolves In The Throne Room, Zombi
today is the best birthday ever. cant wait.
they were £77 each before fees/post etc and this year it's £70. Bargain, got ours.
Remembered to go for physical rather than e-tickets this year as two years in succession we've missed stuff on the Friday because the e-ticket queue has been massive and we've been stuck there for ages.
Was Bardo Bond who I'm really looking forward to. Lucky Dragon are always great fun as well. Cloaks was immense last year although it was only a DJ set.
And it doesn't clash with Damnation. Will be going.
have not been since Luke Vibert headlined. Changed much since then?
same kindo of thing, but bigger, busier, and less mega dance party. Didn't cylob play that year also?
It also costs about 4 times as much and they've added two days!
Some would say it's not as good........but it is still ace really - it's just not the sazme as before.
Eternal f**king Tapestry!!!
Great first announcement. Quite a wide range. Lots of French stuff. Looking forward to that Sister Iodine/Berg Sans Nipple team-up Antilles and ZU93 of course.
I like the sound of Fire.
a lot of people have requested them on the supersonic site, so yeah, here's hoping. Ditto Neurosis.
Who like Supersonic I have OvO playing tonight at Old Blue Last with Gum Takes Tooth & Matt Loveridge (Team Brick / Beak> / Anika )
Been a little quiet on the advance sales so appreciate it if anyone fancies!
but presumably either cost or scheduling means it's not possible as the girls love both of 'em.
Here's hoping though.......
alas this is a bit short notice, had no idea this was going on tonight.
Here's the FB event for anyone interested - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=207000392662452
If still in country I may go...HOWEVER, as much as I love Current 93 and enjoyed Zu when I saw them live, I can't see it working too well.
Astro is a member of C.C.C.C which is probably the best thing on the line-up as of yet, regardless of whether I've heard the solo stuff or not.
and there are no other dates in and around there Hellfest appearance, so it could yet happen.
I'm looking forward to finally seeing Electric Wizard. Godflesh to would be great if they are confirmed? Not seen them play live for an age - an awesome live experience.
so I doubt they would aks them again for this year.
I'm really hoping for Ramleh, Dieter Moebius, Our Love Will Destroy The World and William Bennett's new project Cut Hands.
how much the tickets will be when they go back on sale?
and £75.00 plus b/f making £82.50
Further line up announcements for this year’s Supersonic Festival include exciting appearances from Circle and Pharaoh Overlord. To celebrate the appearance of these Finnish legends we will be screening a new documentary ‘Man with a Video Camera’. The film follows a Swedish Circle fan who decides to make a documentary of the band, and finds them to be kindred spirits despite their lack of interest in his film…
Other acts confirmed to play are Silver Apples, enormously influential pioneers of electronic music, their odd breed of psychedelia has inspired scores of other bands. Nathan Bell, formerly of Lungfish will perform his cyclic banjo music. Avant -garde violinist and sound artist Tony Conrad will also be appearing – an experimental musician, film maker and writer, every performance of his is a unique even
Its on like Donkey Kong!
For September/October. No UK dates yet, but I would be surprised if they were not at Supersonic now.
Uffomammut, Melvins, and Yob all look like possibilities too. All would be terrific if they played, especially Melvins, likely being my favourite band and all. Frankly, the line-up looks pretty great to me as it is; I just need to find people to go woth me and money to buy tickets.
are playing in London on Oct. 12th at Cafe Oto. They'd be a very welcome addition to the Supersonic line-up too.
Certainly doesn't look promising from those dates.
The guy who booked the london show for the Yob tour said they wouldn't be playing either on a another forum. This is the internet though, so we will see. I would love to be proved wrong.
William Bennett (Whitehouse) will bring his afro-noise project Cut Hands to the festival, also announced are electronica pioneers Alva Noto and Byetone. Holy Roar's Slabdragger will be joining the bill along with The Berg Sans Nipple, Kogumaza, Teeth of the Sea and Part Chimp. Alexander Tucker will be performing an intimate set, showcasing material from his new record.
Go to http://www.supersonicfestival.com for more details
Uformammut or Nadja would be excellent. Also, Larsen are playing London a week or two before, so here's hoping!
I'm doing a bit of work for Supersonic this year and we've started doing some artist Q&As... first couple are up and we'll be adding plenty more as the week's go by...
Discovered these guys at the recent Raw Power Trans Am event at Corsica Studios. Incredible live band; if you go to Supersonic make sure you catch them.
loving the albums so can't wait to see them live
thought they really do look like a massive bunch of hipsters. Quite disconcerting.
Big news came our way recently when the self-proclaimed “Third-biggest Formula Rock Band in the World” Turbonegro returned with news of a brand new front-man, Tony Sylvester. It has been a whirlwind few weeks ever since, having returned to the stage at the annual Turbojugend Fan Club Convention in Hamburg on Friday July 15, after a two year hiatus to the roaring approval of their denim-clad fans.
Now, Supersonic have ensnared the almighty Kings Of Deathpunk for a UK exclusive headline performance at the festival. Bringing all the glam, good tunes and great vibes (and hopefully hordes of denim-clad followers) we couldn’t be more excited!
The line up includes, Tony Sylvester (Vocals), Happy Tom (Bass), Euroboy (Guitar), Pål Pot Pamparius (Keys/Guitar), Tommy Manboy (Drums/Percussion) and Rune Rebellion (Guitar). Tony Sylvester comments on playing the festival:
“I was so chuffed that Lisa and Jenny asked Turbonegro to headline Supersonic and that the first show with the new line up in the UK will be there. Not only are they the best promoters in the UK, but I’ve been lucky enough to have been involved with the festival itself since its second year: announcing bomb threats, swimming in the fountains, playing Northern Soul, arguing on panels, you name it. This will be the first time I’ve actually played there however!”
ARE YOU READY?
Alva Noto! Envy! Turbonegro!!
Alexander Tucker to support Bardo Pond with Agathe Max up first on Oct 20th.
Definitely one for the Supersonic lot! I'l be off the next morning :)
Think they'll be a good chance of hearing lots of stuff I've not heard of before, but is ace!
If anyone wants it, face value.
Some more exciting announcements for this year's Supersonic Festival, including music, exhibitions, workshops and films.
Supersonic favourite DJ Scotch Egg will be returning to the fest with his gabba/glitch/gameboy core. Scotch Egg will also be performing with Drum Eyes, memories of their amazing performance at Supersonic 2009 meant we had to invite them back. DrumCunt will join the bill with their noisy grime/dub infused electronica.
UK electronica outfit Modulate will be bringing an audio visual set whilst Jefre Cantu-Ledesma will perform his own brand of shoegaze. We're very pleased to announce that Spanish doom band Orthodox will be joining the bill, they merge their love for Sabbath with jazz and folk influences to create an intriguing sound.
We do like things to get a bit filthy at Supersonic hence why we've invited Klaus Kinski, a Welsh Arab on Radar who won't let you stand still and Birmingham's Backwards, whose double bass attack is punctuated with free sax improv. Pther bands to add to this agenda are Drunk in Hell, they're pretty horrible, and that's a good thing and Selfless, a crusty grindcore band in the true Brummie tradition.
Of course, we want our audience to get their own hands dirty and get involved - which you can do by joining one of this year's workshops. Imperfect Cinema invite you to take part in a Super-8 workshop and document your time at the festival, recordings will then be included in a performance/screening encompassing film, field recordings and an opportunity to share your personal festival experience. Details have also been announced for the Dirty Electronics workshop 'Mute Synth' - The Mute Synth is a noise based device that utilises feedback and explores the relationship between artwork and circuit board. Participants will begin on the workbench, devising the instrument, and move to the stage to explore the instrument and perform through it. Spaces for both workshops are limited, book your place by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're particularly excited to announce a very special performance brought to you by Ore, who merge classical, doom and experimental sounds through the medium of contra bass and depth of brass.
We've had exhibitions in sheds before, but never sheds that have been converted into orthodox style churches. Look out for Herman Inclusus and his beautiful illustrations.
Two essential new music documentaries will get exclusive screenings at the festival this year. Still Before is a tour diary of avant rockers Oxbow, exploring the WHYS of art creation, the touring life and 20 years in, the motivations for continuing the same. Blood, Sweat + Vinyl: DIY in the 21st Century focuses on Hydrahead, Neurot, and Constellation and shows historic documentation of these fiercely independent labels and the bands they support.
They join the current line up of ALVA NOTO / a.P.A.t.T. /AGATHE MAX /ANTILLES /ASTRO /BARDO POND / BARN OWL / BYETONE/ CIRCLE/ CLOAKS /CUT HANDS /ELECTRIC WIZARD / ENVY / ETERNAL TAPESTRY/ FIRE!/ KOGUMAZA/ LUCKY DRAGONS/ MONARCH/ NATHAN BELL/ PART CHIMP/ PHARAOH OVERLORD/ PEKKO KAPPI/ SCORN/ SECRET CHIEFS / SILVER APPLES / SKULL DEFEKTS / SLABDRAGGER/ TEETH OF THE SEA / THE BERG SANS NIPPLE/ TONY CONRAD/ TURBONEGRO/ WHITE HILLS / WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM / ZOMBI / ZU93
Still more to be announced, including day tickets and volunteer opportunities. Watch this space.
For DJ Scotch Egg!
I'v got a super awesome Supersonic Warm up happening in London with Bardo Pond, Alexander Tucker & Agathe Max at XOYO.
DRUNK IN HELL??????
...we've just announced a couple of late additions to the bill: the legendary Mike Watt (Minutemen/fIREHOSE/Stooges) will be playing with his new band, and also iconAclass, the new project of Dalek frontman MC Will Brooks. Sadly ZU93 have had to pull out thru illness - get well soon.
Full info here folks:
must be serious illness.
how many more additions are there likely to be?
...but there's still some of the film programme to come.
... all just announced.
William Bennett (Whitehouse/Cut Hands) Q&A, Fonal Records film series, some late night horror and loads of stuff from Birmingham Zine Festival.
Tickets still available here:
The cheap hotel deals have gone but there's still plenty of cheap accommodation around.
...have people checked these out? Experimental noises for little people. We reckon they'll be loads of fun with Berg Sans and LDragons
Supersonic timetable is live - start making your plans!
Missing from timetable?
So does anyone know any good/interesting pubs nearby that sell good real ale? I know that there is one next to the venue but was wondering if there any others nearby that are worth going to - given that Saturday doesn't start until about 4.30.
down the side street which the coach station is on. It's called The Anchor and has a great selection of draught ales, as well as some great bottles too. You can't go wrong there really.
if you walk up that side street, and then turn left at the first corner (The Anchor will be on your right at this point) then there is another pub up there on the left which normally has a few decent ales on. Can't remember the name but it;s the first one you'll hit.
There is also the Lamp Tavern in Digbeth, that's harder to direct to and the landlord got injured during the riots (pushed down the cellar stairs the cunts).
If you're coming from the centre of town (ie: new street station or owt) then The Wellington is well worth your time. It'd be abut a 10/15 min walk to Supersonic. To get there walk up new street away from the station/Bull Ring. Keep going past a tesco on your right, and then not that road but the next is Bennetts Hill. Walk up there past a couple of Wetherspoons style pubs (a few ales are in there) and then it's up on the right before the traffic lights.
That should do you! For ease & convenience, and one of the best seletcions in Brum though you can't beat The Anchor and it's pissing distance from Supresonic!
Any recommendations for a good place to grab some lunch nearby? Or greasy spoons for breakfast?
I know where i'm going to be on saturday now..
for the event there are lots of recomendations
I've had to cancel going, totally gutted.
with Supersonic= 2 times in under a week- YAY!
should be nice, hopefully I can swing by part chimp
foodwise it'll be good at the festival as they are having some local stalls (soul food is the bomb)
othewise, check out the only vegetarian restaurant in the city The Warehouse Cafe which is about 5 minutes walk away (google it)
Or has there been a seperate thread of feedback I've missed?
incredible: Drunk In Hell (best band of the weekend), Cut Hands, Electric Wizard, Circle
great: Turbonegro, WITTR, Pharaoh Overlord, Skull Defekts, Byetone
good: Monarch, Zombi, Drum Eyes, Kogumaza
disappointing/don't know what people like about them: Envy, Berg Sans Nipple
had largely uninterrupted fun, way better organised than previous years - hats off, like
Though it was the first year I've been so can't compare to previous years.
Sound system in boxxed was insane. The drums during Skull Defekts were so loud!
I really want to see aPatT (or however they spell it) again!
Enjoyed Wolves in the Throne Room a lot more than I thought I would.
Got to see Bardo Pond finally, really need to find out what their setlist was..
On a related note, we put on Eternal Tapestry on Friday and they were really great. Did anybody catch them at Supersonic?
At the Grosvenor in Stockwell I have Astro playing with Cementimental and guest DJ's.
One for Supersonic types methinks.