Richard Dawson, Anna Von Hausswolff, Arbrouretum, Jenny Hval, The Space Lady and Zonal are just some of the acts set to appear at 2017’s Supersonic festival.
Dawson arrives on the back of his new album, Peasant, a song cycle created with several guests including harpist Rhodri Davies.
Dawson says his objective with his new album was to create “a panorama of a society which is at odds with itself and has great sickness in it, and perhaps doesn’t take responsibility – blame going in all the wrong directions”.
“I feel like shouting”, he continues. “I really believe in this album. It feels somehow different than before … that this can be something important, something of use.”
Supersonic – which took a year off in 2016 – runs from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 June 2017. Venues include Birmingham Town Hall and Boxxed, in Digbeth.
Day tickets from £20; three days £90; key events £5-£23. For more details, including tickets, see: supersonicfestival.com
Richard Dawson’s Peasant is out now on Domino. He appears at Supersonic on Saturday 17 June 2017. For more information see: richarddawson.net