Join us Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th December as Hen Ogledd grace our screens with their playfully unyielding, wonky-pop sounds. First for a trail-blazing Supersonic Kids Gig and again for a full set, broadcast from The Star & Shadow in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.


Hen Ogledd: live from the Star & Shadow
Sunday 20th December, 20:00 GMT
Live-stream concert
Tickets £10 or £25 including Hen Ogledd limited edition A3 poster


Following their invigorating warehouse performance at Supersonic 2019, we just knew we needed another dose of Hen Ogledd’s soul-nourishing sonics before the end of 2020. After this turbulent year, we’re sure you’re in need of it too! It’s our final show of the year, so get cosy on your sofa and soak in the sounds of four curious minds, knowing you’re sharing a moment with our fellow Supersonic dwellers across the universe.



For this special online broadcast, we’re excited to hear (for the first time!) live incarnations from their latest album Free Humans; a psychedelic voyage, that ebbs & flows between outer-space, lochs, toxic gas-emitting bogs and celestial plains – broadcast from Newcastle’s Star & Shadow.


“Hen Ogledd are so excited at the thought of beaming into your living rooms for a couplet of special streamed shows, from the Star & Shadow in Newcastle – one gig especially for the kids, the other for the fully-growns. It’ll be our first chance to share in person (sort of) the music of Free Humans, and we are so happy to be doing this in collaboration with our friends at Supersonic Festival – that most crucial and brilliant hub of music and cultural light.”

– Richard Dawson


Hen Ogledd Limited Edition Print

This stunning limited edition run of 50 – Hen Ogledd A3 Risograph poster designed by Rachael Macarthur is available to add to your ticket order – brighten up your walls with this vibrant three colour print!


Supersonic Kids Gigs are designed for families as a way of introducing children to experimental music – BIG sounds for little people! This show takes place as a Live Stream on Zoom, so you can join us for the usual Kids Gig fun from the comfort of home.


Supersonic Kids Gig with Hen Ogledd
hosted by Anna Palmer
Saturday 19 December 2020, 11:00 GMT 
Tickets (pay as you feel)


With Dawn Bothwell on glockenspiel, synth and drum machine, Rhodri Davies playing the electric harp, Sally Pilkington at the synth and our beloved Richard Dawson on the bass – the whole family will be in for a treat! For this virtual Kids Gig, they’ll be singing songs from their new album Free Humans – which explores themes of love, friendship, sewers, the nature of time, human stench, and the thrills of wild swimming! Expect swirls of ravishing melodies, hallucinatory textures and bonkers rhythms.


And to top it off… we are delighted that this final Kids Gig of 2020 will be hosted once more by everyone’s favourite alt-rocker and pyscho-storyteller, Anna Palmer from Dorcha. Grab a copy of her Supersonic Kids album here.


[Hen Ogledd live at Supersonic 2019 – image by Mark Rhodes]


So get your ticket and join Hen Ogledd & Anna for a virtual boogie and another healthy dose experimental disco fun. There’s limited capacity, so book early to avoid disappointment. Celestial space fancy dress is optional but always encouraged!

Recommended for children under 10.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is generously supported by The John Feeney Charitable Trust.