An entirely rare and positive experience. A sociological experiment conducted within a safe warm-hearted space, and a world away from corporate involvement of any kind.
A bold rejection of mainstream orthodoxies, Supernormal is as much a political statement as a collaborative arts event. Its deliberately small size facilitates interaction and makes it possible to feel part of its urgent creative vibe.
This is a festival where you can truly make what you want of it, there are a plethora of activities, workshops, talks, exhibits (both static and travelling!) and screenings to keep you busy without ever needing to see a band.
Supernormal combines the bucolic serenity of a country fair with even a roast hog thrown in, but with the excitement of a cutting edge music festival and the dramatic tension of successful dadaist performance art.
The event that is helping reshape the festival format.
I could write about bands until my hands go numb and it wouldn't go any way to explaining why Supernormal is the best festival this country has right now.
First up, a quick thank you to all those who provided us with feedback on this year's festival. It's been an illuminating read and will help shape future events. Events like... SUPERNORMAL 2016, which will be unfolding on the grounds of Braziers Park from 5 - 7 August. Write that down in your copy books…
2 weeks on, and the dust is settling on another Supernormal. Since last year there have been a lot of change behind the scenes and (hopefully) a fair bit in the field too. It's been an important transitional period for us so we'd like to say, this year more than ever, a massive thankyou to…