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.
Casting one’s mind back to last year’s festival brings up many a clouded memory. Amongst these, for plenty, will be the madness that ensued on the Saturday afternoon. Bathed in early afternoon sunshine the disco tent was, as far as we remember, a rather relaxed place to be. Enter Thee Bald Knobbers, a loose collection […]
This year’s Supernormal poster is now available. Behold! … and once you’ve finished beholding, please do print it and stick it somewhere nice and visible. Cheers pals, we knew we could count on you x.
Haphazardly hosted by the inimitable Mr Hopkinson (while his computer performs elsewhere in Supernormal) and with hospitality provided by the divine Blusherettes, the Pentagram tent will be providing vitamin-packed cinematic nutrition all weekend long, with programming from a host of Bristol’s favourite underground and overground cinema nights – The Bioskop Present a fragrant (but sometimes […]
At last year’s Supernormal, we were admittedly a bit light on food vendors. This year there will be no such problem! Behold the cornucopia of quaffables and comestibles that await you at SN13: Belly Love – crew catering & vegetarian delights – www.bellylove.co.uk Happy Herefords – steak sandwiches, burgers and bacon rolls – www.happyherefords.co.uk Street […]
Bristol’s Cube Microplex is a dream turned into reality. For nearly 15 years its all-volunteer staff have helped establish it as a progressive arts cinema and music venue with an international reputation. In 1998 we were given a 15 year lease that is now coming to an end. Our plan is to buy the building […]
Supernormal is 6 weeks away. 6 weeks! We’d better cut to the chase before that terrifyingly small number sinks in and sends us into a blind spiralling panic. The last acts for Supernormal 2013 are confirmed as: Emma Lilwall Grey Hairs Homosexual Death Drive Horse Loom I’m Being Good Les Bon Bons Sea Bastard Shopping […]
Returning to Supernormal for a second year, bangthebore.org will be bringing together a bill of some of the hidden charms of the UK improv scene – the sort of head-scratching quietly improvised splendour that puts the (e) in improv(e). This year they’ll be presenting a programme of avant-garde composition, as well as star turns from: […]
At this year’s Supernormal we are committed to making the festival as green as possible and ask you all to consider your environment and the effect your travel has on it. If you’re driving and have a spare seat, why not car share? You can spread the cost of petrol, meet new people and do […]
You read that right. We are utterly psyched to welcome Liverpool’s masked rocker’s Clinic and the recently reformed, noise rock titans Terminal Cheesecake abord the good ship Supernormal. Joining them are: 11 Paranoias (featuring members of Bong & Ramesses) Duke Garwood GunCleaner Mothers of The Third Reich Red Square Shield Your Eyes Sun Skeletons More […]
Want to save yourself £75? Come and volunteer at Supernormal Festival. We need volunteers to help us build the festival, to work through the weekend, and to clear the site afterwards. All volunteers will get a weekend festival ticket and a hot daily meal. You’ll meet some great people and help make this unique event […]