An immersive evening of space-rock and psych-film featuring White Hills and Pontiak.
This year’s Saturday night knees-up is presented in partnership with Capsule, and promises to be a psychedelic phantasmagoria. As well as welcoming two of North America’s finest proponents of mesmeric wig-out music, we’ll be plastering the walls of the festival hub with a visual stew of super 8, oil wheels and kaleidoscopic trickery (as if four days of Flatpack weren’t disorientating enough). Plus guest DJs including Grindi (Club Unlikely) and off to one side a rolling programme of shorts from the far side of the moon, including a chance to revisit last year’s Mind Bombs programme.
One of the stand-out acts at last year’s Supersonic, Brooklyn four-piece WHITE HILLS produce an almighty, fuzzed-up space-rock noise described by Julian Cope as “straddling a wide sonic rift valley, with references that stretch from the southern latitudes of Spain’s Viaje A800 to the northern majesty of Black Sabbath and Harvey Milk via the Doors.” They’ll be preceded by PONTIAK, three brothers from rural Virginia with a distinctive, swampy take on blues and Americana.