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NEWS: Supersonic festival announce full line up

There’s less than a month to go before the UK’s favourite noise-laden, experimental festival –  Supersonic returns to Birmingham from the 8th – 10th July. With acts such as June of 44 playing their first UK gig in 23 years, Richard Dawson & Circle performing from their critically-acclaimed album Henki as well as the new addition of Decolonise fest this year, the festival is set to return to fine form following a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus.

New to this year’s line up are violinist, music director and composer Rakhi Singh (who has worked alongside the likes of Steve Reich and Bjork), producer and composer Seb Gainsborough aka Vessel and collaborative drone choir NYX, who are opening this year’s proceedings with an embodied ritual as well as providing ambience for the festival’s Yoga where they’ll be creating a live drone soundscape for a soundbath-esque workshop.

There will also be various talks and workshops taking place over the weekend including Stuart Maconie (BBC Radio 6 Music) in conversation with Richard Dawson and also Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (aka Jerusalem In My Heart), Electric Wizards‘ author JR Moores in conversation with Rosie Solomon, and a discussion panel on the Art of Collaboration, between Jessika Khazrik, Elizabeth Bernholz (Gazelle Twin) and Sian O’Gorman (NYX), hosted by Sophie Morrison.

Zine and alt-lit nerds can enjoy the art exhibition Print Matters are hosting, which is a showcase of the political and social power of DIY publishing, including works by Black Lodge Press, Foka Wolf, Gee Vaucher, Dog Section Press, La Linterna and Lucy McLauchlan.

And if none of that tickles your fancy there’ll be plenty of workshops to take part in, from DIY synth making to Riso poster making. Not to mention a film programme befitting of the festival’s avant-garde spirit.

DJs on the rooftop bar will be playing throughout the weekend, including The Quietus takeover; expect to hear tropical disco, international punk rock and John Doran‘s choice picks for Naked Brunch.

To find out more and/or to book your place visit the official Supersonic website for more details.

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