A big Supersonic Welcome

It’s crunch time y’all!

Supersonic Festival 2011 takes place this weekend, 21-23 October at Custard Factory, Birmingham. Another weekend of dynamic music, film art and cake. Below is some useful info for festival attendees.

Get your highlighters out as the festival timetable is now online, ready for you to plan your weekend.

Box Office
Located on Floodgate St, which runs off Digbeth High Street and will be open:

FRIDAY 9pm –  midnight (Box office closed)
SATURDAY 4pm – 11pm (Box office closed)
SUNDAY 2pm – 10.30 (Box office closed)
Here is a link to a map  http://g.co/maps/aqv9v

There are tickets still available from https://supersonicfestival.com/tickets
and will also be available on the door from 9pm tonight

Please make sure you come and pick up your wristband before the box office closes.

We have an FAQ here – https://supersonicfestival.com/info/faq/

Cash points
There are only a few cash points machines in Digbeth, so you might want to take out money prior to arriving at the festival site. Particularly as our lovely Marketplace is back for another year, with Supersonic merch, band merch and stalls from a whole host of independent labels and distributors including Holy Roar, Cold Spring and altvinyl. There’ll also be a stall from the Birmingham Zine Festival as well as the Tea Room serving a delicious selection of cakes.
The Marketplace opening times are:

SATURDAY 4pm – 11pm
SUNDAY 2pm – 10.30

Food + Drink
This year we are running Supersonic bars at each stage. On sale will be Purity ales, Hogan cider and lager as well as The Kraken Rum, wines and soft drinks. There will also be tasty food available from Soul Food Project, Pika Pika Japanese food, Squisito Italian deli and more – suitable for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike. (please note you are not permitted to bring your own alcohol on site)

Extra Treats
Artist Sam Underwood has recently installed his Sonic Graffiti project across Digbeth and he will be giving tour of the piece to Supersonic attendees over the weekend. Meet Sam outside VIVID http://www.vivid.org.uk/ on Friday 8pm and Sunday 8pm to plug yourself into the city.
Bring your own headphones.

As well as the music and film programme there are installations and exhibitions to keep you busy over the weekend. Grindcore: Cut n Paste, SOUNDkitchen: Cinema for the Ears () and Conny Prantera’s audiovisual installation will all be situated in Zellig, Custard Factory on Saturday and Sunday. The spaces will be open 12-8pm so you can come and check out these exciting works before the music programme begins.

Think you know your Electric Funeral from your Electric Wizard? Well put your music trivia knowledge to the test with Club Unlikely infamous QUIZ. It’s free to enter, just come on down to bar 70eights on Sunday 23rd and register your team by 2.15pm – exciting prizes!

Kids Gigs
There are still spaces available for families to join in with the Supersonic Kids Gigs, big sounds for little people. Two special performances will be taking place at the mac, introducing little ones to experimental sounds. On Saturday 22nd families can catch Lucky Dragons and on Sunday 23rd, The Berg Sans Nipple will bring their nimble fingered electronica wizardry. Tickets can be bought directly from mac.

The third instalment of Brumcast’s Supersonic podcast is now online where you can check out Nathan Bell, Barn Owl, Drunk in Hell and many more. https://supersonicfestival.com/supersonic-podcast-no-3-2/2011/


Our hastag this year is #ssf11