Strap on your seat belts as we catapult into the stratosphere for an out of this world weekender. Sonic Gun are putting on not one, not two, but three days full of legendary local acts and special guest (and secret) DJ sets.
Comprising the bill of their favourite Birmingham bands on August 17th, 18th and 19th, expect to see Britpop, psych, indie and rock & roll from one of Birmingham’s all seeing eye of insatiable new music.
Friday sees tropical indie pop outfit RISCAS headlining the night. After selling out their show at The Castle and Falcon back in May we’re sure these four lads will tear the roof off the place. Also on the bill are a band that describes themselves as “four piece chicken legends” with guitars fizzing like a “blue fizzy drink” The Assist. They’re joined by indie rock and pop trio Spilt Milk Society, indie rap duo Social State and new alternative rock on the block Echo Beach, with a DJ set from members of Swim Deep to close the night.
Saturday is one of the biggest line ups we’ve seen in a while, with garage groove band Ivory Wave as headliners. They’re followed by a band that refused to be pigeon holed Sugarthief, female led punk trio The Cosmics, 90s and Britpop influenced Violet, ex Swim Deep member Wolfgang Harte, rock/punk inspired The Novus, five piece alternative outfit Karkosa and finally Sleepy Heads. If that’t not all, this night will see a secret DJ set playing alternative bangers well into the early hours.
If that’s not enough bang for your buck, Sunday is jam packed with indie, alt and rock and roll led by Harry Jordan, AKA the country blues and rockabilly Harry and the Howlers. She’s joined by rhythm and blues music The Surrenders, psychedelic rock and roll The Goodwater, garage rock and punk trio Bad Girlfriend, brand spanking new band Cave Girl, riot grrl trio P.E.T, punk rockers Wood and Nails and finally garage punk ad noise group History of Sex.
With all this live music, cocktails, draught beer and street food in the mix, this weekender is going to be the biggest date in your calendar this year. Early bird weekend tickets are already sold out and standard advance are selling faster than the speed of light.
The Sonic Gun Weekender takes place August 17th – 19th. Tickets are available here.