Supersonic 2020

“UK’s best small festival – By embracing the heaviness in Birmingham’s heritage, and adding a strong dose of eccentricity, Supersonic is world-class.” The Guardian

Supersonic Festival is returning in 2020 on the weekend of July 17 – 19, celebrating our 16th edition with an ambitious programme of mind bending music, sense shifting art and life altering experiences.

Following a sell-out fifteenth anniversary edition last year, Supersonic Festival continue on a voyage of discovery, celebrating heaviness in a variety of forms and constantly adapting in order to stay relevant. Our evolution continues with an exciting move to a new home on the outer edges of Digbeth, Birmingham.

Nowhere else will you find a festival experience quite like Supersonic’s – since 2003, we have been hosting superior weekends for the adventurous audience, taking care to present only the most artistically relevant and irreverent acts from the UK and across the globe, while simultaneously making sure to fill every moment with the opportunities to let loose and party, or sit down at engaging talks, discussions and workshops, or take in exclusive screenings and exhibitions.

“Supersonic reasserts itself as the best European festival for new music” – The Quietus


131 Digbeth High Street B5 6DR

10 min walk from our festival hub and 10 min walk from New Street / Moor Street Station these apartments are the ideal base for your time at Supersonic. No parking on site but 24hr parking available nearby. Double, twin and 4 bed apartments available.

A 10% discount for all festival attendees is available. Bookings can be made either via email: [email protected] OR by calling the Hotel on 0121 399 0500 to book quoting ‘CAPSULE’ in the subject line.


1 Great Colmore St, Birmingham B15 2AP

10 min walk from festival hub and 15 min walk from New Street / Moor Street Station ibis budget keep frills to a minimum, so that you can enjoy all the necessary comforts without paying for things you don’t need. There is limited parking on site for £7 per 24 hours, and a giant NCP 2 min walk away with the same charges. Ibis budget are offering a special Supersonic rate of just £45 per night for single or double occupancy room only. A continental breakfast is available for an additional £6.20. Bookings can be made emailing [email protected] quoting ‘CAPSULE’ in the subject line.


58 Coventry St, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5NH

Less than 10 min walk from our festival hub and 10 mins from New Street / Moor Street Station this is a great place to book if you’re on a budget or travelling alone… Shared rooms from as little as £15 per night.


Volunteer applications for Supersonic Festival 2020 will be open late March/early April  – watch this space for more info…


Website Accessibilty

Capsule is committed to ensuring digital accessibility. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone applying relevant accessibility standards. For more detailed information download our policy which we will review periodically.
Website Accessibility Statement_September 2020

Code of Conduct

Welcome to Supersonic!

We want you to enjoy your experience of being part of our Supersonic family.

Please have a read, by choosing to engage with our work whether digitally or at an event you agree to act by this code of conduct:

Respect Each Other / Mind Your Language

Be kind, polite and respectful to others. We will challenge you if you use abusive, racist, sexist, misogynist, ableist, classist, sizeist, ageist, homophobic or transphobic language.

This an anti-racist space. Discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexuality, religion, class, age, dis/ability or language is wrong and we will not be tolerated.


Personal Boundaries – Don ’t Assume

Unless invited, don’t invade other people’s personal or emotional space. Don’t assume that others have the same physical and emotional boundaries as you.


Be Active

This is a space of exchange. Become part of the space, start a dialogue, respond, contribute and help shape it.


Be Kind

Look after one another. We’re all in this space together. Be considerate and treat one another with kindness and respect.



Always seek consent and if someone says ‘no’, or asks you to stop something, then stop.



Respect the use of pronouns and avoid making assumptions. Ask people how they want to be addressed.


Ask Permission to Photograph

Ask if people are ok with being photographed in advance. We photograph and film during our events for our archive and we will let you know when this is happening so that you can opt out.

* with thanks to Wysing Arts Centre for creating a great code of conduct that we learnt from.