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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.

Latest News

11/07/14 - You know… For Kids!


Thinking of bringing the bairns along? Supernormal has always aimed to provide a safe, fun environment for kids. Braziers park is a small, friendly site and we keep visitor numbers low enough that you’d be hard pushed to loose them in the “thronging masses”. As an added precaution, guardians’ phone numbers are taken at the front […]


03/07/14 - Screen your film at SN with Bluescreen


Bluescreen are a film collective from Bristol, passionate about short film and their sole purpose since 2001, has been to screen as many Short Films as possible, made by Filmmakers hailing from Bristol, England. Over 1100 films and counting… Heading up Bluescreen are Steve and Tess. Bluescreen host regular open screenings at The Cube Cinema, Bristol […]


02/07/14 - Final Acts revealed for SN2014

John Tiney

Once again, August is breathing down our neck. With less than 6 weeks until Braziers Park opens its gates, we have a few more treats to reveal. A major project for Supernormal 2014 will be a series of commissioned artist produced billboards. We are re- purposing the billboard’s objective, shifting its location from the urban […]


30/05/14 - More everything for Supernormal

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With a little more than 2 months to go before this year’s festival, we are thrilled to announce another slew of innovative and exciting music art and activities. There’s still a few more bands to announce, along with lots more activities and artists in the coming weeks. We are delighted to welcome… BRONNT INDUSTRIES KAPITAL […]


28/05/14 - Supernormal Merch – callout for designers

Supernormal Poster

Are you a talented designer or visual artist? This year we’re inviting you to submit designs to feature on merchandise that will be available at this year’s festival. The winning designs will be printed on Supernormal t-shirts, tote bags, and maybe more. Designs should be one colour, and submitted as a high-res PDF file. Design […]


25/04/14 - First wave of arts now online

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Things to see, things to hear, things to do… even something to smell. Once again, Supernormal brings a multidisciplinary spectrum of arts to Braziers park including installation, dance, intervention, performance and sound. We can also announce that this year’s film programme will be presented in The People’s Palace. This beautiful travelling cinema was built from […]


22/04/14 - Arts announcement coming this Friday


It’s always been a core ideal of Supernormal that the arts programme should take an equal footing with the music programme. Why then, does the music always get announced first? Essentially, the curation process is much more complicated and time consuming for the arts. The majority of bands know roughly what they’ll be doing from […]


11/04/14 - Part Chimp and more for SN14


Running the gamut from Robert E. Howard-esque doom to reanimated charity shop artefacts, and from traditional Northumbrian folk songs to Anime-infliuenced future funk from a world dominated by pizza, the latest additions to Supernormal’s bill are as uncompromising as they are invigorating. Riffs, robots and relentless innovation are all on the agenda for this August […]


03/03/14 - First acts announced for 2014


Supernormal 2014 marks both the fifth year of the festival and also the twentieth year of Braziers International Artists Workshop, from whence Supernormal evolved. Although the festival’s been through plenty of changes since its first year in 2010, the spirit of iconoclasm and adventure at the heart of it is exactly the same. In 2014 […]


21/02/14 - Performing at Supernormal

The number of requests to perform at SN has grown year on year. We’re now at the point where, sadly, there are too many coming in for us to evaluate them all fairly. We’re truly honoured that so many of you want to play, but for the foreseeable future, we won’t be taking applications to […]