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Final acts added to line-up for Supersonic Festival

Following the news that the 2010 edition of Birmingham’s acclaimed annual Supersonic Festival will be headlined by NAPALM DEATH, SWANS, GODFLESH, HALLOGALLO and MELT BANANA, Capsule are excited to announce the final few acts who will be appearing at this year’s festival, as well as reveal highlights from the incredible film, talks and visual arts programme.



Latest additions to the Supersonic line-up include the awesome live orchestra, Chrome Hoof, experimental hardcore band Ruins, the heavy riffage of Dethscalator and the melancholic pop sounds of Daniel O’Sullivan’s new project, Moth Lite. Also, a special AV set from the hugely evocative Barn Owl, the psych/folk/electronic sounds of Health & Efficiency, regular jazz meets free improv in the form of Steve Tromans & Dan Nicholls Duo and Black Sun Drum Corps presenting a percussion parade through the festival, which will combine Supersonic Festival performers and audience members to create a visceral and live massed drumming experience. From metal to avant garde and folk, Supersonic 2010 is set to cement the festival’s reputation as one of the most original and eclectic music festivals in the UK.

Also announced, highlights from the film, talks and visual arts programme. This year, highlights include Supersonic Kids’ Gigs, experimental music for little people, Project Pigeon, an incredible project which involves pigeons playing harmonies from the pentatonic scale, and an incredible and diverse film programme, including an exclusive screening of Matthew Barney’s ‘Guardian of the Veil’. There’s also God’s White Noise, an incredible installation of guitarists who will perform over the duration of 7 hours, Supersonic Noise Boxes, a workshop where participants can build their own 3 oscillator screaming, light-controlled Noise Box instrument, a talk on Fear of Music and why experimental music is deemed less accessible than experimental visual art, plus Napalm Death’s Nicholas Bullen, creator of Grindcore’s throat-shredding growls, presenting Breach, a performance which explores the voice and how it can be used to undermine the codes which govern conventional discourse.