SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL 2024 first names revealed

★★★★★ – The Guardian

“Britain’s very best underground festival.” – The Quietus

“Supersonic Festival, Britain’s premier celebration of adventurous and mind-blowing sounds.” – Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone BBC Radio 6 Music


Agriculture | The Body & Dis Fig | Bonnie “Prince” Billy | 
Brìghde Chaimbeul | Emma Ruth Rundle | Gazelle Twin |
John Francis Flynn | Mary Lattimore | MC Yallah x Debmaster |
Melt-Banana | Mohammad Syfkhan | One Leg One Eye | ØXN | Senyawa | Smote | The None | The Shits | Upchuck

Line up info

Following a sell-out 20th anniversary edition in 2023, lauded by press, fans and performers alike, we’ve been spurred on by last year’s triumphs. Today, we make our initial lineup announcement, offering a weekend of phenomenal experimental and DIY music, welcoming some artists for the first time, as well as the return of festival favourites bringing new work to the stages.

“We were blown away by the love and recognition we received last year when we celebrated 20 years since the inception of Supersonic festival. More so than ever, in these challenging and uncertain times, we are motivated with an urgency to seek out and champion the most important artists from the underground and to create opportunities for shared experiences with a program that can bring joy and unite us.”

– Lisa Meyer, Artistic Director and Festival co-founder 

We have 2 weekend ticket options available which includes our solidarity ticket, we are working to create an inclusive space which is accessible to all, regardless of their financial situation. This year, we’ll be working with partners to give away a % of free tickets to people in our music community who are on low wages or are unemployed. For those of you that can afford to support this scheme through purchasing our solidarity ticket we salute you!

Bonnie “Prince” Billy

Supersonic Festival has always held Bonnie “Prince” Billy close to our hearts, and so it is a dream come true to host a set from him during the 2024 edition of the festival. He’s been at the forefront of DIY indie, folk and alt-country since the early 90s and has a consistently brilliant and prolific output. His work radiates with such emotional depth, no two performances are ever the same – and we predict there won’t be a dry eye in the venue.


Following Lankum’s incredible performance at Supersonic’s 2023 edition and a shared mutual admiration for each other, we just had to invite them back with in other guises; ØXN and One Leg One Eye will both be performing. ØXN (bringing together Radie Peat of Lankum, John ‘Spud’ Murphy and Eleanor Myler of Percolator and Katie Kim) digs deep into the earth and retrieves evocative tales of love, loss, longing, revenge and ritual. Add to that the other-worldly sonic textures that beckon you to peer behind the curtain, with your heart in your mouth. One Leg One Eye is the project of Ian Lynch (Lankum) that explores submerged leylines of music and song, drawing on the raw aesthetics of black metal, noise and drone, while also being deeply imbued with a sense of Irish history and myth.

One Leg One Eye 

“Last year I had the great honour of (finally) playing and attending Supersonic Festival for the first time. From the get go I felt an amazing energy and sense of community. Environments like that don’t happen by accident and I left the festival with a huge sense of awe and respect for the organisers in making such an event possible. In the following days I told myself that I would come back every year as a punter no matter what, so imagine how delighted I was to be asked to come back this year and perform as One Leg One Eye! I can’t wait and already know that it’s going to be a highlight of my year.”

– Ian Lynch, Lankum, One Leg One Eye

Mary Lattimore

The Supersonic 2024 edition explores a fascinating range of folk artists upending the traditions of the genre, including Scottish small pipes player and native Gaelic speaker Brìghde Chaimbeul who has carved a sonic space where tradition and minimalism meet. Capturing live, the dense and wild landscape of her home through hypnotic drones and the ethereal drawl of her chosen instrument. One of the leading figures in Ireland’s burgeoning folk music renaissance known for his unconventional approach, John Francis Flynn masterfully unpicks traditional songs and rearranges them with an emotional force that sometimes leaves them unanchored. LA based harpist and composer, and one of today’s preeminent instrumental storytellers Mary Lattimore invites us intoa musical universe rich with memories, scenes, and split-second impressions.

Emma Ruth Rundle

Emma Ruth Rundle is an artist who creates delicate atmospheres which are imbued with an unparalleled emotional heft. She will return to her roots at this year’s festival, performing her debut album, Some Heavy Ocean, 10 years after its release. Some Heavy Ocean is a collection of impassioned, cathartic songs, exorcising the ghosts of one of life’s dark detours. Melancholic, but equally hopeful and devastatingly human, the album wears its emotions on its sleeve.

“I am delighted that I will finally be playing Supersonic fest this year; and in honour of the 10 year anniversary of Some Heavy Ocean, will be performing an intimate solo set that includes most of the album’s material. I love the supersonic community and am so thrilled to be part of this year’s most excellent line up.” – Emma Ruth Rundle

The Body & Dis Fig

Performing their debut collaborative music for the first time are The Body & Dis Fig – the perfect synthesis of two forces, twisting melodicism and intoxicating rhythms, layering a dense miasma of distortion with intense beats and a soaring voice clawing its way towards absolution.


Senyawa who powerfully combines Indonesian tribal and primitive sounds with industrial music. They will be performing in support of their latest album release ‘Vajranala’ being released on State 51,  Senyawa explore how, over centuries, the natural world has shaped our society, the knowledge systems from which power derives.

Gazelle Twin

Gazelle Twin makes a return to Supersonic in support of the new album, Black Dog – her new live show is a plunge into darkness. Memories and dreams electrified by fear. Rooted in the theatrics of the séance and the phenomena of ghosts.

Supersonic relishes in presenting opportunities for communal catharsis through joyous, raucous metal and punk, and bringing high energy to this year’s edition are Melt-Banana with their unorthodox, unclassifiable, and utterly brilliant speed-of-light grindcore.


Agriculture (signed to The Flenser) whose sublime subversion of the black metal tropes evokes awe-inspiring sublimity,  a powerful mode of expression for these feelings of absolute bliss, and overwhelming love.


The None are a band comprising members of Blue Ruth, Youth Man, Bloc Party, Young Legionnaire, Cassels and Frauds, their uncompromising vision of noise rock with melody at its heart, channels the spirit of The Jesus Lizard, Silverfish and Unwound.


Atlanta five-piece Upchuck are a kinetic force of youth and enthusiasm, churning out brutally honest, boisterous tracks that blur the lines between psych rock, punk, and hardcore.

What would Supersonic be without some down right dirge? This will be bought to audiences in the 2024 edition by The Shits with their sludgy amalgamation of guitar grit, trashy drums and UK82 era street punk growls.

Mohammad Syfkhan

Exploring ecstatic sounds of different proportions are Irish based Kurdish/Syrian singer and Bouzouki player Mohammad Syfkhan‘s music takes elements from Middle Eastern and North African music to create an atmosphere of joy, love and happiness. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne’s Smote’s flute-and-drum-driven music conjures up a feeling of bleak magick, reaching for transcendence through repetition, opening up uncanny new psychic pathways.

MC Yallah

Unable to perform last year, we are beyond delighted to invite MC Yallah x Debmaster back to the festival, bringing high energy performance and delivering her rapid and tightly controlled flow alongside futuristic hip-hop, grime, punk and trap with Debmaster.

There are only a limited number of  weekend tickets.

To get to know our 2024 line up have a listen to our Supersonic Festival Playlist HERE