The Market Place has been a vibrant part of Supersonic Festival for many years now. It’s a space for independent distributors, record labels, poster artists and pedlars of all kinds of curiosities to sell their wares, network and meet audiences & likeminded folks face to face.
This year, the Market Place will be situated in a new home as part of our 16th edition festival, taking place on the weekend of 8 – 10 July 2022. We’re bringing our global community back together with an ambitious programme of mind bending music, sense shifting art and life altering experiences.
Here’s who you’ll find peddling their wares…
BOSWELLIAN ARTIFACTS – Boswellian Artifacts are purveyors of weirdo wares for infernal freaks. Original screen printed t shirts, zines, limited edition books and prints. From the depths of Somerset Boswellian Artifacts invite you into a world of dark and wonderful weirdness.
EDGEWORLD RECORDS – the Edgeworld Alternative Record Stall returns to Supersonic with Stax of Sick Vinyl, all at Wholesale (or less) Prices! Fill your Boots!
ALT.VINYL – alt.vinyl has been a physical and online store, promoter of live events and a diverse and eclectic record label producing over 70 releases with a roster of artists including lichens, richard dawson, zoviet france, winter family, rhodri davies, robedoor, astral social club and many more. these days alt.vinyl concentrates on providing the rarest, collectable and hard to find sonic ephemera on all analogue formats..enjoy
ANOTHER REALM – purveyor of midnighty loveliness, a curiosity cabinet of handmade trinkets, art and adornments. From lasercut jewellery to giclée prints, cards, zines, mugs and coasters.
RE_TALE DISTRO – Independent publishing from Glasgow, UK, now based in Birmingham. Bringing experimental writing, photography and art under the guise of fact and fiction. Exclusive launches at Supersonic include ‘All Noise Quiets Down’ and ‘Guitar Daze – compilation of alternative music flyers and posters from the 90s to 00s in Brazil’.
THRILL JOCKEY – This year, Thrill Jockey Records celebrates its 30th anniversary (we’re old now, we know). Join us for the birthday bash at Supersonic Festival, where we’ll have limited-edition merch and releases, as well as rarities and warehouse finds.
VIRAL AGE – Nottingham based DIY label and distro selling new and second hand punk, hardcore, noise rock, psychedelic and experimental vinyl and cassettes. Stocked with international underground releases and obscure gems.
EASTVILLE PROJECT SPACE – Yeovil based arts space – a creative hub for artistic collaboration across different disciplines. This year, they bring a range of sonic devices, project kits and audio releases. In addition to one-off artworks, limited-releases from guest artists and vintage vinyl from the vaults.
DOG SECTION PRESS – Dog Section Press is an anti-profit publisher and distributor of seditious literature, and a worker owned coop. Their stall will be full of anarchist books, pamphlets and zines, as well as their quarterly newspaper DOPE Magazine. They’re also debuting their poster collaboration with La Linterna at Supersonic – you can see them at the Print Matters exhibition at Centrala and then pick one up at their stall. Dog Section Press will also be selling publications on behalf of Exitstencil Press, including Dial House, a new work by Lucy McLauchlan.
EXITSTENCIL PRESS – Dreamt-up some fifty years ago by artists Gee Vaucher and Penny Rimbaud, Exitstencil Press has acted as a conduit for a huge range of creative projects, from the avant-garde outfit Exit of the late sixties, through punk rockers Crass, to the jazz experimentations of Last Amendment, from event/happenings as part of the sixties Fluxist Movement to Gee’s international multi-media shows and exhibitions. Committed to people rather than profit, to creative expansion rather than just personal gratification, it has always sought to push boundaries.
Shelanu: Women’s Craft Collective (supported by Craftspace) – Shelanu is a collective of migrant and refugee women working with Craftspace to develop craft skills, confidence and well-being through social enterprise. The women learn creative skills from professional makers. Members produce high quality jewellery and objects for sale inspired by the city, cross cultures and shared experiences of migration.