There is a deep devotion to the “alternative” artistic streams, but never does the festival appear to force itself into strange places for the sake of it; Supernormal feels as though it’s sprouted out of its enthusiasm for the left-field, with the weekend’s line up and activities acting as a natural product of such a genuine mindset.
Overall, it was an inspiring event that tickled my ears and rubbed my brains, which is basically ideal. I want to live there. And make you a workhorse for eternity. [4-pages of personal reflections at link below]
The entire site is buzzing with a sense of ‘anything’s possible’ creativity and community unmatched by any other festival, the boundaries between performer and audience member at times close to non-existent. That spirit, and by extension the whole festival, is something to cherish
So, again, another great year…that was just a few words about the music, there was loads of great art and performance art all over the festival, and like before is full of great people
The vibe of the festival was commune-esque. It seemed you were never more than two or three degrees of separation from knowing someone you’d just bumped into, and there was a total lack of separation between artists and punters…
Supernormal, to me, felt like I’d imagine a safe space at a protest camp to feel like… I mean it felt like a small community of artistically minded people intent on being thoroughly excellent to each other.
But the music was only half of it. With art everywhere, workshops from life drawing to bookbinding and even people made entirely of bread, Supernormal isn’t quite like any other festival.
Evidently, the modern hippy is less about bongos and more about amps. Still, that idealistic vision of genuine musical community remains in safe hands.