Supersonic 2022

“★★★★★ 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 

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Supersonic 2022: First Line-up Announcement & Useful Information

Supersonic Festival is returning in 2022 on the weekend of July 8 – 10, celebrating our 16th edition with an ambitious programme of mind bending music, sense shifting art and life altering experiences. 

After two years of being apart, going virtual for Sofasonic in 2020, and everything that’s happened since the fifteenth anniversary edition in 2019, the team behind Supersonic Festival are more ready than ever to make a comeback. We cannot wait to once again host our cherished audience, wider festival team and incredible volunteers. There is one hell of a line up on its way, featuring live performances from the best experimental practitioners out there – expect new commissions, collaborations, workshops, talks and much more!

Our evolution continues as we move to an exciting new home on the outer edges of Digbeth, Birmingham. With our venue partners we will ensure the spaces where we work are safe and inclusive for everyone. Our Code of Conduct clearly outlines the behaviours that we are opposed to and will not tolerate. Furthermore we will continue to work with our staff, volunteers and artists to ensure our work is as environmentally conscious as it can be – and we know our audience is on board with this too. 

We cannot wait to welcome you all back, and share the first of our line up announcements with you.

The last two years have been wrought with challenges, felt by everyone on all levels. However, we promised We Will Rise Again, and that’s exactly what we are planning to do, with your support…

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 

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Weekend tickets are now on sale here.

Ahead of that please find some useful information below.

If you have any specific enquires related to Supersonic 2022 that hasn’t been answered please email info[at]capsule.org.uk and we will get back to you asap.


2020 TICKETS

If you have a Supersonic Festival 2020 ticket and have transferred this to 2022 we will re-issue you a new ticket shortly. If you are concerned at all that you haven’t hear from us, please get in touch via [email protected]

If you opted for a refund for your 2020 ticket and would like to purchase a new one for 2022, these will be going on sale on Thursday 4 November 2021.  Our full terms & conditions are available here.


FAQs

Two women facing away from camera reading the Supersonic programme

Have a read over our FAQs to help you plan for the festival weekend…

If you have any specific enquires to anything related to Supersonic 2022 that hasn’t been answered please email [email protected] and we will get back to you asap.

Where can I exchange my eTicket for a wristband?

Information about Box Office location and opening times will be announced nearer the time.

Will there be a Supersonic Kids Gig this year?

Yes! Supersonic Kids Gigs are perfect events for children and their families. More information about our them can be found on our events listings (link)

Are there any access restrictions at the venues?

Please contact us if you will require step-free access by writing to info[at]capsule.org.uk

For more information about The Mill, our main venue for 2022, please read here.

Do you provide PA tickets?

Yes. Complimentary Personal Assistant tickets for a companion or carer to accompany anyone wishing to attend one of our events. In order to obtain a PA ticket, please write to us via info[at]capsule.org with ‘Personal Assistant Ticket Required: Event Name’ in the subject line, once you have purchased your ticket, add the Event Name and the name of the PA (if possible), and the purchased ticket reference number. We will then get back to you and confirm the allocation of a PA ticket.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Only alcohol purchased on site may be consumed on site. Random bag searches will be in operation throughout the entire weekend and bringing alcohol on to our site will not be permitted.

What is Challenge 25?

Our bars will stock a fine selection of vegan-friendly ales, wine, spirts and soft drinks. In addition we have a very well stocked tea room that sells hot drinks, cakes and cocktails. We are required to operate Challenge 25, and anyone we think looks younger than 25 years will be asked to provide photographic ID. If you think you look younger than 25 years old please make sure you have sufficient ID with you.

Do you serve food on site?

There will be a variety of traders selling food, plus a tea room on site. We will ensure there are vegetarian and vegan options. A full roster will be announced nearer the time.

Can I apply to Volunteer?

We will publish information about Supersonic Festival 2022 opportunities in March 2022. Please keep an eye on our social media.

Cash on site

We are likely to still be accepting cash on site, however there are only a few ATM machines in Digbeth, so you might want to take out money prior to arriving at the festival site. 

There are two free cash machines located near-by at:

  • Nisa | Digbeth High Street | B5 5NR open until midnight daily.
  • Birmingham Coach Station which is open 24hrs.

Smoking

Normal smoking rules apply: you can smoke in any outdoor area on site, you cannot smoke inside any enclosed public buildings.

Parking

The majority of Digbeth street parking is now for permit holders only but there are car parks on Digbeth High Street and Heath Mill Lane.


Accomodation

We have the following recommended accommodation options for you, please direct any enquiries about this directly to the accommodation providers themselves…

 

131 Digbeth High Street B5 6DR

A 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.

 

21 Ladywell Walk, Birmingham B5 4ST

A 15 min walk from our festival hub and centrally located from New Street Station/Moor Street Station, this hotel is ideally located for your time at Supersonic. Onsite parking is available. For a limited time only Supersonic guests can make the most of a reduced rate. All bookings should be made by contacting: [email protected] – when booking guests should quote the reference 1459B00071 and the name Supersonic Festival.


The following are bed & breakfast rates:

  • Friday – £69 single occupancy and £74 double occupancy
  • Saturday – £89 single occupancy and £94 double occupancy (minimum 2 nights stay)
  • Sunday – £45 single occupancy and £50 double occupancy

 

58 Coventry St, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5NH

An 8 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 and / or travelling alone.

Shared rooms from as little as £17 per person, per night.


COVID PROTOCOL

We will be keeping an eye on all COVID protocol over the coming months and will share anything we think will be of use to our audiences. We are hoping that the nearer we get to the festival, the clearer things will be regarding advice and / or restrictions. We will keep you all as informed as possible, in order that we all feel safe and that we can make the best decisions accordingly.


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

We want you to enjoy your experience of being part of our Supersonic family. Please read about the ways in which we will work to ensure our events are safe and inclusive spaces for all. By choosing to engage with our work, whether digitally or at a live 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.

Consent

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

Pronouns

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.


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