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 in the evening for Supersonic Festival’s International Women’s Day Event featuring performances from Alpha Maid, un.procedure, Lia Mice. If you attend our roundtable discussion, you also get into the IWD gig over the road at Centrala for free! More info on that event here.
Please note: both Grand Union and Centrala (hosting the International Women’s Day event) are only accessible via a flight of stairs. If you wish to attend the event, and this may be an issue for you, please contact us at info[at]capsule.org.uk to discuss further.
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.
Supersonic Festival is an internationally renowned experimental music and arts festival, based in Birmingham. Supersonic Festival has been named as the UK’s premier experimental music festival, with rave reviews from The Independent, Arts Desk and The Quietus to name but a few, and topping The Guardian’s Guide to the best experimental music festivals in Europe.