Backxwash – first ever UK performance at Supersonic 2023!

This has been a long time dream of Team Supersonic! We are bringing the formidable BACKXWASH to Supersonic Festival 2023 for her first ever UK performance, and only UK appearance this year. Backxwash is a Rapper/Producer noted for her work rooted in horrorcore, hip-hop and industrial metal genres.


Born in Lusaka, Zambia, now based in Montreal, the music Backxwash makes is cathartic, expressive and based on her lived experiences. Winner of the prestigious 2020 Polaris Music Prize, her output includes a culmination of themes around the intersection between faith, identity, and queerness. The poetry of her lyrics are the beginning of a cathartic healing process in which she is granting herself permission to be angry. Prepare yourselves for an immense live performance.


“with more pronounced fury and possession barreling from her chest about condemnation and eternal judgment over noise rock arrangements, hell has never felt more real in Backxwash’s music.”
Loud & Quiet