Wednesday, March 4

Initial Supersonic festival line up announced...including Nancy Wallace and Zu!

SUPERSONIC 2009 24TH – 26TH July Birmingham UK
Crafting extraordinary events for adventurous audiences combining music, art, film and cake.

"Of this welter of well organised, wisely curated festivals (ATP, Faster Than Sound, Sonar, Greenman) perhaps the best organised and most wisely curated was Supersonic. Plotted by Birmingham promoters Capsule, 2007's Supersonic inhabited the nexus where metal, folk and noise met."
Plan B Magazine

"Supersonic, in our opinion the best festival in the world right now"
Rock-A-Rolla Magazine

”AS British music festivals go, Birmingham’s annual Supersonic event is the best kind of mixed musical bag, a dizzying assortment of avant rock textures and Heavy Metal thunder on a bill which swings from the sublime to the ridiculous without once seeming ostentatiously eclectic.
The Wire

Since 1999 Capsule has been instrumental in the transformation of Birmingham, Britain's Second City, from a cultural backwater to one of the most important ports-of-call on the international experimental music circuit. Champions of all things across the avant-garde spectrum, Capsule are curators, promoters and fans of the finest music, revealing the otherwise indescribable connections between contemporary music and art, crafting extraordinary events for adventurous audiences.

Organisers of the illustrious Festival are please to announce the first confirmations - including HEAD OF DAVID who bring their driving bombast to proceedings for the first time in 23 years - for this year’s festival, which will take place in Birmingham on 24TH - 26TH of July 2009.

Now in it’s 7th year, the event will once again take place at the Custard Factory utilising the many rooms for music, art and film.

Additional confirmations will follow in the upcoming weeks, but the line-up is shaping up to be another extravaganza - and already includes two bands from the Southern family...the wild avant futuristic jazz of ZU (Ipecac) and one of the finest folk vocalists NANCY WALLACE (Midwich). As usual highlighting the highly eclectic booking policy of the festival.

Initial line up :
Head Of David/ 65 Days of Static / Atomized/ Berg Sans Nipple / Caribou / Cave/ Chris Herbert / Diagonal / Earthless /Flower & Corsano Duo / Genghis Tron / Growing / Iron Lung / Jarboe / Khyam Allami / Master Musicians Of Bukake/ Nancy Wallace / Pontiak / Pram / PRE / Scorn / Skullflower/ Theo / Venetian Snares /Zu / ZzZ’s

Many more to be announced over the coming months

Tickets go on sale early April from:

Further info on artists/hotel deals tec

More information regarding Nancy Wallace and Zu can be found on the Southern Website.

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