Following the mind-blowing news that the 2010 edition of Birmingham’s acclaimed annual Supersonic Festival will be headlined by Michael Gira’s massively influential NYC band SWANS, Capsule are delighted to add to a growing wave of excitement with the first of what will doubtless be an impressive series of lineup announcements in the run up the festival.

Melt Banana, Bong, Gnod, Jailbreak feat. Chris Corsano and Heather Leigh, James Blackshaw, Lichens, Voice Of The Seven Thunders and Blue Black Fiji are the first in line to join Swans in this experimental melting pot of a festival. Swans will perform an exceptionally rare set, featuring band members Michael Gira, Norman Westberg, Christoph Hahn, Phil Puelo, Thor Harris and Chris Pravdica they will perform songs from their early noise albums, with an emphasis on the heaviest material from their back catalogue to truly showcase the extreme volume levels they are most infamous for. They will also play a selection of new songs which feature on their new full-length album, to be released later on this year.

Moving from the July dates we’ve become accustomed to to the chillier (though possibly drier) month of October from 2010 onwards, Supersonic will again take place in and around the Custard Factory in the heart of Eastside of Birmingham, utilising converted factory warehouses and art galleries and offering up-close, intimate settings to showcase some of the most exciting music out there.

Capsule’s passion for genre bending sound and performances is at the heart of all their events. In recent years Supersonic Festival has attracted such names as Italian horror movie soundtrack legends Goblin, Mogwai, Sunn 0))) and Krautrock forefathers Harmonia, early performances by Battles, LCD Sound System and OM, and the first UK shows for many international artists including Harvey Milk (USA), Corrupted (Japan) and Goblin (Italy).

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SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL | 22–24 OCTOBER 2010 | Birmingham, UK

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