Last week we dropped a Damnation Festival-themed Slaylist, and this week we’re focussing on another indoor Autumn festival – Supersonic. While not specifically a metal festival (or even necessarily a “heavy” festival), Supersonic pushes the boundaries of what you can do with a music festival in ways that traditional metal fests can’t even dream of. Because traditional metal fests are too busy working themselves into a froth over who their headliners are.
Highlights from this year’s Supersonic line-up include JK Flesh (aka Justin Broadrick, one half of Godflesh), Body Head (who feature one Kim Gordon from a certain Sonic Youth), and the mighty Ufomammut (and if you haven’t checked out their latest albums, Oro: Opus Primum and Oro: Opus Alter, do so immediately), the sheer noise of Merzbow. But the real strength of the Supersonic line-up is in the weird shit you’ve never heard of. Give our Slaylist a blast and see what we mean.
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Tickets for this year’s festival are still available from the Supersonic website, where they’ll set you back £80 (plus fees) for the whole weekend, or £20 for a Friday ticket, or £35 for a ticket to Saturday or Sunday. If the Slaylist above hasn’t convinced you to check it out, have a scan of the line-up poster below and see if it changes your mind.
And if you’re still hungry for more Supersonic-related music, Supersonic themselves have put together a quick’n'dirty mixtape featuring some of this year’s acts over on their Soundcloud page. Check it out: