2-4 August 2019 | Braziers Park
Alive and brimming with ebullient energy, we’re back! After taking a year out to turbo boost our engines, 2019 will see the eighth annual meeting of the radical, odd and off-stream that we’ve come to know as SUPERNORMAL.
SUPERNORMAL is a three-day, experimental arts and music festival taking place at Braziers Park, Oxfordshire. Independent and uncompromising, it champions multi-faceted, exploratory art and music from the underground, margins and fringes to impart inspiring and engaging encounters beyond the everyday and the expected.
Born from a place that values the currency of ideas and imagination rather than commercialism and profit, SUPERNORMAL manifests as a social, shared community. Boundaries and hierarchies between artists, artform and audience are decimated making way to collectively celebrate both the commonalities and diversity of divergent experimental scenes, pushing the boundaries of the weird and wonderful.
-Tickets for 2019 sold out-
We will begin accepting applications for volunteering at the festival sometime in April.
For SUPERNORMAL 2019, we are bringing new voices to the programming team and providing financially supported opportunities for five groups to plan and shape parts of the festival programme itself. Through this co-programming initiative, we hope to pool knowledge, skills and awareness whilst ensuring our artists, audiences and team feel inspired and represented. This year, our Associate Programmers are: BRISTOL EXPERIMENTAL EXPANDED FILM, DECOLONISE FEST, THORNY, MY NORMAL OXFORD and YOUNG WOMEN’S MUSIC PROJECT
Supernormal Residency, 17 – 24 June 2019
Supernormal is delighted to launch an open-call for six artists to participate in a funded residency programme at Braziers Park in June 2019. The residency will provide participating artists with the opportunity to explore their creative practice within the unique context of Braziers, and develop a new work for the festival in August.
The week-long residency will be an environment for experimentation, in which new conversations can take place, ideas can be developed and supported, and leaps of imagination can occur. Artists working in any creative discipline are encouraged to apply. Read further information here.
Programme Open Call
And finally we are once again opening the floodgates for innovative and participatory workshops, activities and performances as part of the programme of experimental arts and music in 2019. If you are interested is putting forward a proposal for this year's programme read further information here.