“Birmingham’s Supersonic Festival occupies an exalted position at the vanguard of the festival circuit. And rightly so. Since its inception over ten years ago, it has maintained a staggeringly focused and intelligent curatorial policy, transcending the music and art worlds to present a programme teeming with invention, audience participation and a certain amount of unpredictability. It’s also a bloody good knees up.” The Skinny
Supersonic Market Place
A space for independent distributors, record labels and peddlers of curiosities to sell their wares, network and for you to meet face to face. The Market Place is also where the bands sell their merchandise. This area is equipped with a tearoom serving a selection of epicurean delights.
Cold Spring The UK’s premier label, mailorder and distributor for Industrial and related music: Esoteric, Dark Ambient, Power Electronics, Noise, Ritual, Japanoise, Soundtrack, Neofolk, Doom and experimental music.
Edgeworld Formerly the Go-To choice for Alternative Vinyl in Brighton, now operating on a Pop-Up basis at select South Coast haunts and a Supersonic regular.
Melophobe Records Buyer and seller of good quality vinyl records specializing in Indie, Post Punk, Noise Rock, Metal and Free Jazz!
Milque & Muhle Independent record shop specializing in new and second hand underground music, books and cassettes.
Lancashire and Somerset A humble record label, living in the hills of shropshire.
Food & Drink
Throughout the weekend brand new venue Alfie Birds will be serving gourmet pizzas and cocktails. In addition:
Just a 3 minute walk from the festival, we recommend Digbeth Dining Club. Offering up some of the best, freshest and tastiest street food you can find in the city. Located at: SPOT*LIGHT, UNIT 2 (OPP. AIR NIGHTCLUB), LOWER TRINITY STREET, DIGBETH, B9 4AG
We’re delighted to be serving Purity Ales and Addlestons Cider as well as Plantation Rum – remember folks the Supersonic bar helps to subsidise the festival so do your bit.
If you fancy picking up a new record, tee, poster, zine etc. and grabbing some food whilst you are at it, then make sure you have cash on hand to avoid paying ATM charges on site!
There is one cash machine on site at H&S News – this machine will charge you £1.78 per withdrawal. The nearest free cash machines are located near-by (5 minutes walk) at: Nisa | Digbeth High Street | B5 5NR and Birmingham Coach Station.