Supersonic is an annual celebration of all things art, music and crafts held in Birmingham, UK. According to festival’s website:
In-keeping with tradition, Supersonic Festival 2011 will return to its natural home, the Custard Factory, Birmingham for another year. This year, we are proud to welcome to the main stage one of the heaviest bands in the world, Electric Wizard. Zu93, an exciting collaboration that began three years ago when members of Italian avant rock band ZU, and David Tibet first met. Supersonic are also proud to welcome back Zombi, after bringing them to the UK for the first time back in 2006. Also gracing the main stage is one of the most visible and prolific names in the avant garde underground,Secret Chiefs 3. Providing an alchemical fusion of wild sounds spanning multiple genres, including “Morricone-esque cinematic grandeur, midnight surf guitar, traditional Middle Eastern rhythms and time signatures, demonic death metal, and electronic deviance” (Pitchfork).
The festival is in its 8th year now and this year’s line-up looks the following way:
Secret Chiefs 3
Blarke Bayer/Black Widow
Fire! w/ Oren Ambarchi
The Skull Defekts
Wolves In The Throne Room
As well as Part Chimp, Alva Noto, Mike Watt and many others + screening of Kill All Redneck Pricks: A Documentary Film About A Band Called Karp and (Man With A Video Camera) and other movies.
2011 edition of the festival will be take place between October 23rd and 25th and you can buy tickets here.
Plus, check out podcasts with music from bands participating in this year’s edition of Supersonic:
Podcast 1 – featuring White Hills, Wolves In The Throne Room, Bardo Pond, Scorn, Zu and more
Podcast 2– featuring Electric Wizard, Teeth Of The Sea, Tony Conrad, Envy, Circle, Alva Noto and more
Podcast 3 – featuring Cut Hands, Byetone, Selfless, Barn Owl, Turbonegro, Kogumaza, Drunk In Hell and more
Also – check out the festival’s official site and/or visit SSF Channel on Youtube.
In the meantime – a video overview of 2009 and 2010 editions of SSF.