Supersonic Festival 2019 – 15th Edition – Festival Preview

Supersonic Festival 2019 – 15th Edition – Preview

More artists are added to an already brilliant Supersonic Festival lineup, set for the 19th to the 21st of July. Fighting Boredom’s favourite festival announces day splits and day tickets. See below for details.

In just under three months the best festival in the UK celebrates it’s fifteenth edition.  Supersonic Festival is set in Birmingham’s Digbeth, dominated by the huge brick railway arches and layers of street art. Spread across various venues it is set up for curious audiences. You may only know a couple of the acts appearing but by the end of the third day you will have a host of new music ringing in your ears waiting for you to search out more information on and a bag full of records from new favourite artists. it is an experience, stumbling onto performances and pieces of art, drinking tea and eating cake as you peruse the marketplace for oddity’s and more music. 

The bill is the usual mix of noise, calm, weird and performance. Headliners are Neurosis,  The Bug featuring Moor Mother and  Anna Von Hausswolff. As well as that you have a line up that looks excellent yet again.

The day breakdowns are

Friday – 
An opening concert at Birmingham Town Hall featuring Neurosis and Godflesh 
Then the after party with live performances by Big Lad, Hey Colossus, Savage Realm and Yob
Saturday – 
The Bug feat Moor Mother, AJA, Big Joanie, Blanket, CZN, Daniel Higgs, Faten Kanaan, Hen Ogledd, HHY & The Macumbas, Matters, Prison Religion and The Body
Sunday – 
Anna Von Hausswolff, Mono, Air Loom: Sarah Angliss with Stephen Hiscock and Sarah Gabriel, Body/Vice, Dälek, Haress, Jerusalem In My Heart, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and The Seer
Alongside the festival itself there’s also the Home of Metal exhibitions including the Black Sabbath 50 Years’ at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, as well as related exhibitions at The New Art Gallery Walsall, MAC (Midlands Art Centre) Eastside Projects, and Centrala. 
Alongside Monster Chetwynd: Hell Mouth 3  intertwining performance, sculpture, painting, installation and video, incorporating elements of folk plays, street spectacles, and popular culture. Chetwynd’s fascination with Penelope Spheeri’s three-part film series ‘The Decline of Western Civilisation’, from 1981 to 1998, featuring many of the ‘most influential and innovative musicians and groups of all time’, which has informed many of her works over the past decade and will take centre stage in this large-scale sculptural and performative spectacle.
There is information about all the performers on the Supersonic website, check out the descriptions and music to plan your visit.
Fighting Boredom can’t recommend a visit to Supersonic highly enough. It’s the highlight of our musical year and as we have said many times it’s our spiritual home.
You can buy tickets and look up the bands on the Supersonic Festival website.
Capsule’s website is, they are also on Facebook.
Supersonic Festival’s website is, they are also on Facebook and Tweet as @supersonicfest
Home of Metal’s website is, they are also on Facebook and Tweet as @homeofmetaluk
All words by Adrian Bloxham




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