a very Supersonic christmas…

Any festive plans yet? No worries if not – 19th & 20th of December we have a whole host of online events for you to enjoy from the comfort of your sofa.


Why not have your Nan play Bingo with Pigsx7, or keep the little ones entertained with a Hen Ogledd Kids Gig? We’ve got something for the whole family here at Supersonic!


And if you need some help with the dreaded Christmas shopping, don’t go dachshund around – we’ve got you covered! There are T shirts, totes & vinyl in plenty over at the Supersonic merch shop.


Here’s everything you need to know – get involved!


Supersonic Kids Gig: Hen Ogledd
Hosted by Anna Palmer
Live Stream via Zoom

Saturday 19 December, 11:00 GMT

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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.

Hen Ogledd will 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.

Bingo Bingo Bingo Bingo Bingo Bingo Bingo, christmas special
Hosted by Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
Live Stream via Zoom
Saturday 19 December, 20:30 GMT

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The Newcastle-based maximalists whose heavy riffs, raw power and rancour have blazed a trail across many a Supersonic line-up, will be hosting this classic game to bring a bit of a joy to the rather turbulent year we’ve had – all in aid of The Trussell Trust, who support a nationwide network of food banks working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Join the boys via a live stream on Zoom and play from the comfort of your home. Expect more hilarious facts from Matt Baty and number-calling chaos from Adam Sykes. There will of course be some crackin’, lip-smackin’ prizes to be won from Purity Brewery, a Supersonic goody bag AND a surprise treat from the PIGS!

*ALL proceeds from tickets will be donated to The Trussell Trust.


Hen Ogledd: from The Star & Shadow
Exclusive live broadcast
Sunday 20 December, 20:00 GMT

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Hen Ogledd is the wild, inimitable band project of musicians Richard Dawson, Rhodri Davies, Dawn Bothwell and Sally Pilkington.

“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

Following their invigorating performance at Supersonic 2019, Hen Ogledd return for a special online broadcast. Expect a psychedelic voyage, that ebbs & flows between outer-space, lochs, toxic gas-emitting bogs and celestial plains.

Also available to add to your ticket order is a stunning Hen Ogledd A3  3-colour print poster taken from their album artwork. There’s only a limited edition run of 50, so be quick!


And don’t forget! If you want merch orders to arrive before the big day – you’ll have to order on or before Wednesday 16th December. Any orders after that won’t be posted out till mid January when we’re back after a Christmas break.