Open Call – join us for a discussion on Race and Diversity in the alternative music scene

Join Decolonise Fest & Supersonic Festival for a round table discussion on Race and Diversity in the Alternative Music Scene 

Saturday 5th March, 5.30-7.00pm  
Grand Union, Birmingham, B5 5RS 
Free to attend, please book here.

This event is for people of colour only. Please respect this space.  


Supersonic Festival and Decolonise Fest have come together to host a space for a community discussion on race and diversity in the alternative/punk scene, ahead of Decolonise guest curating part of the Supersonic Festival 2022 line-up. 


We invite you to this informal event to discuss the ways to improve attitudes around race in the alternative music scene . Meet other people of colour that are into alternative music in your local area and help us improve the way we organise future events while chatting over drinks and nibbles.  


We want to know:

  • How did you first get into alternative music
  • Your experiences as people of colour going to gigs
  • Do you feel represented in the music scene?
  • Your thoughts on race and racism in the music industry
  • Do you go out to gigs in the Midlands?
  • What would make you feel safer / more likely to go to gigs in the scene?


Make sure you stick around as later in the evening for Supersonic Festival’s International Women’s Day Event featuring performances from Alpha Maid, un.procedure and Lia Mice. If you attend our roundtable discussion you can also get into the gig for free. More details on that show here.


Decolonise Fest is an annual London punk festival run by and for *people of colour in the punk scene. Our collective is made up of activists, militant community organisers, musicians, and artists. We are the global majority. We will celebrate all the brilliant punx descended (through one or both parents) from the original inhabitants of Africa, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Australasia, North America, and the islands of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean, and of Romany Gypsy or Traveller heritage.


For more details, visit the event page here.