Supernormal is a festival like no other, providing a powerful antidote to the current malaise of festivals-as-big-business. Blurring the boundaries between art and music, performer and audience, it champions the iconoclastic and the experimental, allowing risks to be taken and leaps of imagination to occur. Somewhere in spirit between the original Glastonbury Fayre and an eccentric village fete, Supernormal is the alternative's alternative.
Thankyou to everyone that’s responded with such generous enthusiasm to the news of Supernormal’s return. We are, as ever, humbled. The news has also prompted a deluge of requests from people wishing to perform at next year’s event. I’m afraid we aren’t able to respond to all these individually so here is the state of […]
As you may be aware, rumours have been circling that Supernormal’s future is in doubt. In the name of transparency, we would like to take the opportunity to address these rumours. 2014 marked the 5th year of the festival and 20th year of the Braziers International Artists Workshop – the project from which Supernormal was […]
Another huge thank you to everyone that attended Supernormal 2014 – we hope that you found it as extraordinary an experience as we did (weather and all). Supernormal could not happen without the generosity and big hearts of everyone involved – thank you for making it so special. Running this event has been a continual learning process and […]
The post-festival malaise in the air is starting to thin. Time then, at Supernormal HQ, to get on with the slightly arduous task of archiving the events just past. Do you have anything to add? Take any photos? Record any sound? Shoot any video? Write anything? Make anything? Whatever proof you have that Supernormal actually […]
Can’t believe we’ve been back in the real world a week already! Maybe it’s just us but, in all the most important ways, that felt like the most successful Supernormal in our 5 year history (despite the weather). Huge and heartfelt thanks to everyone that came along: artists; musicians; volunteers; crew; and punters all. More […]
For everyone that’s coming to this year’s Supernormal, we thought we’d put together a little info pack to help make sure your weekend goes off without a hitch. Please do read the following information, it’ll make your lives (and ours) much easier! Tickets When you purchased your tickets you will have received a confirmation email […]
Well this is as final as it’s getting. For now. You’ve waited long enough, so here’s what we’ve got in store for next weekend’s festivities (ignore the numbering – it’ll make sense in the programme).
That’s your lot. Tickets for this year’s event are now sold out. A huge and heartfelt “thank you” to everyone that’s bought a ticket. For anyone that’s missed the boat, we’re sorry you can’t be with us, but the field can only hold so many. Over the coming days we’ll be announcing this year’s running […]
There are tonnes of activities at Supernormal, but some of them need a little forward thinking. Here’s your guide to some of the things you might like to get your beak into. Bluescreen – show your own film Bluescreen are a film collective from Bristol, passionate about short film and their sole purpose since 2001, […]
An informal, round table chat between four musicians performing at Supernormal 2014: uncanny roboticist and sound historian Sarah Angliss, haunting folk artist Mary Hampton, Tamsin Chapman from incendiary pop sextet Slum Of Legs and Owen Thomas from warped guitar and electronics trio Speak Galactic. The meeting took place in Brighton’s West Hill pub. Festival booker […]