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For curious audience
After a necessary break last year, Supersonic Festival returns to Custard Factory, on May 30th-31st, to ignite the independent music scene in Birmingham. The also called this year, "Supersonic Festival Ltd Edt", because it's compact and the event will be held in just two days. But less always means more and the festival is going to present the best of music, art and other many crafts as usual.
In 2012, Supersonic celebrated its 10th anniversary in great style with incredible performances of Kim Gordon (ex-Sonic Youth) and the Swedish collective, Goat. The line-up for 2014 is also impressive!
Highlights: Great expectations for Bill Drummond's always incredible performances. The legendary musician and artist who started his twelfth year (yes, you heard, twelve year) World tour 2014-2025, in March, will present the performance "The 17", a reproduction of his historical acting showed in Moscow and St. Petersburg, in 2006. 34 spaces were put available to the public. It will be epic!
Music: Swans, Wolf Eyes, Matmos, Pharmakon, Basic House , Chris Brokaw ( ex- Lemonheads), Jenny Hval and many other bands and artists that may be new for you, will be performing on the stage of Supersonic 2014 for all kind of (curious) audience.
Special performances: Supersonic is also a place to let the imagination flows. If Wet Salon is one of those events which several artists use extraordinary objects to create some great experimental art. With performances of Ryan Jordan, Sarah Kenchington and the duo Morton Underwood (formed by David Morton and Sam Underwood), If Wet Salon is part of the Capsule Lab, an artistic development scheme-made by Capsule- to promote experimental art.
More information about the festival programme is available at Supersonic website.