“Capsule’s Supersonic festival has evolved…to consistently provide one of UK’s most anticipated Festival line-ups. Fans of dubstep, krautrock, free-jazz and doom metal were all catered for on a bill which promised to both rupture the ears while stimulating the mind through its diverse selection of music, film and specialist talks.” – CLASH
Capsule the brains behind Supersonic Festival are curators, promoters and fans of the finest music, revealing the otherwise indescribable connections between contemporary music and art, crafting extraordinary events for adventurous audiences. Now in it’s 9th year, the event will once again take place at the Custard Factory in the heart of in the heart of Eastside of Birmingham, utilising converted factory warehouses and art galleries and offering up-close, intimate settings to showcase some of the most exciting music out there. Capsule’s passion for genre bending sound and performances is at the heart of all their events – there are not many places where you can listen to funeral doom, prog, folk, avant jazz and grindcore in one weekend.
The festival is now in it’s 9th 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 most exciting events for experimental music, gathering audiences from all corners of the UK and further a field.
“Of this welter of well organised, wisely curated festivals (ATP, Faster Than Sound, Sonar, Greenman) perhaps the best organised and most wisely curated was Supersonic. Plotted by Birmingham promoters Capsule, 2007’s Supersonic inhabited the nexus where metal, folk and noise met.”
Plan B Magazine
“Supersonic, in our opinion the best festival in the world right now”
“Every attraction is in some way a visceral sensory experience – ear candy for lovers of the sonically extreme…So many other music festivals offer you what you expect to hear, merely affirming your good taste in music, Supersonic is a place to be educated and surprised: new, experimental and intellectually nourishing.” – WIRE
“Supersonic’s trump card; is it not only a festival that is wildly diverse in it’s content but it also manages to flow musically from stage to stage, like looking through your best friend’s record collection.” Rough Trade Shops
Our Supersonic Shop is coming soon – in the meantime you can purchase all our goodies from the Capsule shop
Includes a selection of limited edition artist T’s, Hoodys and limited edition vinyl releases of live sets by Oxbow Duo Feat. Justin Broadrick + Stephen O’Malley, Harvey Milk live at Supersonic 2008 and Einstellung ‘Wings Of Desire’.
Coming soon Iron Lung live vinyl from Supersonic 2009!
Weekend tickets are £75 + booking fee
Weekend tickets and day tickets available from:
24hr order line 0844 870 0000
Polar Bear Records
14-16 Temple St
Triskel Arts Centre
Friday tickets are £20 + booking fee BUY NOW
FRIDAY Doors 9pm – 2.30am (Box office closed at midnight) – APPAT/CLOAKS/DRUMCUNT/MIKE WATT + THE MISSINGMEN/PART CHIMP/SCORN/SCOTCH EGG/SECRET CHIEFS 3/SLABDRAGGER/
Saturday tickets are £35 + booking fee BUY NOW
SATURDAY Doors 4pm – 1.30am (Box office closed at 11pm) – AGATHE MAX/ALEXANDER TUCKER/ANTILLES/BACKWARDS/BARDO POND/BERG SANS NIPPLE/ELECTRIC WIZARD/KLAUS KINSKI/KOGUMAZA/LUCKY DRAGONS/MONARCH/MUTE SYNTH/NATHAN BELL/ORTHODOX/PHAROAH OVERLORD/SKULL DEFEKTS/TEETH OF THE SEA/WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM/ZOMBI/
Sunday tickets are £35 + booking fee BUY NOW
SUNDAY Doors 2pm – 1.30am (Box office closed at 10.30)– ALVA NOTO/ASTRO/BARN OWL/BYETONE/CIRCLE/CUT HANDS/DRUNK IN HELL/DRUM EYES/ENVY/ETERNAL TAPESTRY/FIRE!/ICONACLASS/JEFRE CANTU-LEDESMA/MODULATE/ORE/PEKKO KAPPI/SELFLESS/SILVER APPLES/TONY CONRAD/TURBONEGRO/WHITE HILLS/
Early bird tickets SOLD OUT
* www.theticketsellers.co.uk – offer an e-ticket option which means you don’t pay for postage but rather pick up your wristband at the box office on the day of the festival.
* For interntational visitors we advice that you choose ‘pick up’ option so that there is no chance of your tickets getting lost in the post.
* If you are under 18 and would like to attend the festival please get in touch with us at info[at]capsule.org.uk before purchasing a ticket
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