SUPERSONIC to take a year off
There will be no Supersonic Festival in 2016. The experimental music weekender that has hosted acts as varied as Q And Not U, Venetian Snares, Melt Banana and Merzbow for over a decade now will take a break this year, although with every intention of returning in 2017.
Lisa Meyer, one of the directors of Capsule, the company that stages Supersonic, has said, “We have made the decision to take this year off from delivering Supersonic festival and are setting ourselves a challenge: in a UK with 1,000 festivals how can we keep producing adventurous work that is distinct and groundbreaking? We want to show you something new, offer challenging and memorable experiences, and support artists to achieve their most ambitious work… To ensure that the next Supersonic is the most adventurous and exciting yet, we will use 2016 to recharge the batteries and do things differently. (We)… are already laying the groundwork for Supersonic Festival 2017, and there’ll be other Capsule activity in 2016, so keep your eyes peeled.”