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Supersonic Festival 2011 – Update

Its time for the day tickets/line ups to be announced for this year's festival (though the exact times have yet to be released). Additionally, Supersonic have announced two more musicians to the bill and details of the final creative workshop. Capsule are absolutely unstoppable!

Before the good news, I must break some bad, unfortunately due to health reasons ZU93 are unable to play Supersonic. We know that this is going to be disappointing to many of you and I am gutted but this situation is completely out of our control. 

On the flipside, I am very happy to announce US bassist/composer/performer/founding member of the Minutement/my personal hero Mike Watt. He has performed in fIREHOSE, Dos and many other solo bands as well as a sideman bassist for Porno For Pyros, J Mascis & The Fog and currently (since 2003) Iggy and the Stooges.  For Supersonic he will be performing his music from his deeply personal punk rock opera and with him are his 'Missingmen' Tom Watson (guitar) and Raul Morales (drums).

And from one end of the musical scale to the other, I am particularly proud to announce iconAclass to the line up. iconAclass is the new project from MC/producer Will Brooks best known as dälek. His newest solo project sees him maintaining the gritty view of boom-bap he is know for, while returning to his roots. Performing songs from his new release, For the Ones which is pure hip-hop – hypnotic heavy beats serve as more than just a backdrop for this MC, they focus a spotlight squarely on the lyrics, and iconAclass has a lot on his mind! 

As well as absorbing mind-bending music, Supersonic have packed the festival with plenty of other workshops, films and exhibitions to keep our brains well nourished across the weekend. The final workshop they have announced is absolutely perfect for people with an interest in screen printing, whether experienced or not, it is a t-shirt screen printing workshop run by the independent business Get A Grip. This is a superb opportunity for people to get the creative juices flowing. Check out the website for more information.

As a reminder of some of the previous workshops we announced…Imperfect Cinema invite you to take part in a Super-8 workshop and document your time at the festival, recordings will then be included in a performance/screening encompassing film, field recordings and an opportunity to share your personal festival experience.  Also, the Dirty Electronics workshop 'Mute Synth' – The Mute Synth is a noise based device that utilises feedback and explores the relationship between artwork and circuit board. Participants will begin on the workbench, devising the instrument, and move to the stage to explore the instrument and perform through it. Spaces for all workshops are limited and will sell out quickly, book your place asap by contacting admin@capsule.org.uk. 

You can read more info on these announcements and the rest of the line up HERE and for suggestions on how I can clone myself so that I can fit it all in, please write back immediately!

The day line ups look like this:

FRIDAY – APPAT/CLOAKS/DRUMCUNT/MIKE WATT/PART CHIMP/SCORN/SCOTCH EGG/SECRET CHIEFS 3/SLABDRAGGER/

SATURDAY – AGATHE MAX/ALEXANDER TUCKER/ANTILLES/BACKWARDS/BARDO POND/BERG SANS NIPPLE/ELECTRIC WIZARD/KLAUS KINSKI/KOGUMAZA/LUCKY DRAGONS/MONARCH/MUTE SYNTH/NATHAN BELL/ORTHODOX/PHAROAH OVERLORD/SKULL DEFEKTS/TEETH OF THE SEA/WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM/ZOMBI/

SUNDAY – ALVA NOTO/ASTRO/BARN OWL/BYETONE/CIRCLE/CUT HANDS/DRUNK IN HELL/DRUM EYES/ENVY/ETERNAL TAPESTRY/FIRE!/ICONACLASS/JEFR CANTU LEDESMA/MODULATE/ORE/PEKKO KAPPI/SELFLESS/SILVER APPLES/TONY CONRAD/TURBONEGRO/WHITE HILLS/

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