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Supersonic Festival Announces A Special Commission From Grove, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Vile Creature & More

May 7, 2024

SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL SHARE NEW NAMES FOR 2024 EDITION

30TH AUG – 1ST SEPT

WITH BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY, THE BODY & DIS FIG,
EMMA RUTH RUNDLE PERFORMING “SOME HEAVY OCEAN”,
GAZELLE TWIN, ØXN, SENYAWA, WHO WILL BE JOINED BY
GROVE PRESENTING AN EXCLUSIVE NEW COMMISSION, 
ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE, VILE CREATURE AND MORE

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Agriculture | The Body & Dis Fig | Bonnie “Prince” Billy | 
Brìghde Chaimbeul | Daisy Rickman | Dame Area |
Emma Ruth Rundle | Gazelle Twin | Grove | John Francis Flynn | Mary Lattimore | MC Yallah x Debmaster | Melt Banana |
Modified Youth | Mohammad Syfkhan | One Leg One Eye | ØXN | 
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe | Senyawa | Smote | The None | The Shits | Tristwch Y Fenywod | UKAEA | Upchuck | Vile Creature |
Water X Womb

Following their sell-out 2023 twentieth anniversary edition, and the first wave of announcements for this year, Supersonic Festival reveals the next wave of acts from their upcoming 2024 edition.

Joining the likes of Bonnie “Prince” BillyGazelle Twin, Emma Ruth Rundle, Mary Lattimore and many more will be Grove, returning after their stunningly brutal set in 2022. This time they will be presenting their new collaborative project alongside Toya Delazy and TaliaBle.

“Toya Delazy and TaliaBle are two of the most incendiary, powerful and badass live performers I’ve ever seen, so to host them head to head for a soundclash at Supersonic is a dream. Both are pioneers in fusing genres, with Toya’s statement “afrorave” combining their Zulu roots with heavy rave music, to TaliaBle’s punk-drenched hip-hop setting rooms into a frenzy. If my past experiences with these two is anything to go by, this SOUNDCLASH is going to be heavy, energetic and WILD. I feel Supersonic Festival is the perfect place for this big, bad extravaganza. It’s one of the UK’s best melting pots of sonic wizardry, with the best audience to match.” – Grove

Alongside Grove‘s newly commissioned work, Supersonic is pleased to welcome composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, renowned for his innovative work with voice and modular synthesiser; he will present a UK premiere of music from the score he created for the film Grasshopper Republic (the soundtrack is out now via Invada). Supersonic is also thrilled to host an exclusive UK performance from Canadian sludge metal duo Vile Creature whose live performances are a cathartic journey through themes of identity, queerness and social justice.

Supersonic is always looking for new names exploring dark sounds, and looks forward to welcoming Tristwch Y Fenywod to the festival – a Welsh language gothic rock power-coven conjured from the experimental underground. Dame Area craft hypnotic rhythms and distorted synths that blur the lines between chaos and control. Daisy Rickman‘s music reflects her deep connection to the landscapes of Cornwall, creating a sun-soaked realm of sound, where mystical and earthy melodies intertwine. UKAEA will bring their infamous party energy to the festival, and audience participation is encouraged during WATER X WOMB’s set – creating space for others to participate in their ceremonial, spiritual, blissful walls of noise. Modified Youth are a young, dynamic two-piece DIY band who ignite a fiery rebellion, and will inspire Supersonic audiences to join their passionate quest for change.

We were blown away by the love and recognition we received last year when we celebrated 20 years since the inception of Supersonic festival. More so than ever, in these challenging and uncertain times, we are motivated with an urgency to seek out and champion the most important artists from the underground and to create opportunities for shared experiences with a program that can bring joy and unite us.”

– Lisa Meyer, Artistic Director and Festival co-founder 

Day tickets will be announced very soon! 

In the meantime, for further information about the artists + tickets visit:

 www.supersonicfestival.com

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