FOLLOWING A SELL-OUT 15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION LAST YEAR, SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE THE INITIAL LINE UP FOR 2020 TAKING PLACE ON 17TH – 19TH JULY IN DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM.
GNOD & João Pais Filipe “FACĄ DE FOGO” / J.Zunz / Petbrick / Sex Swing + very special guest TBA
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.
We 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.