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Supernormal takes a break

Braziers Park's family friendly experimental music and art festival will assess its current financial position during its year off

Supernormal has announced it won’t be running a festival in 2018. The independently funded underground music event normally takes place in August, with attendees able to camp onsite in the grounds of Braziers Park community in Oxford.

“Supernormal is a year-round endeavour; once the festival is cleared away, the loose ends tied up and the books tallied we're straight back to planning our activities for the following year and the next festival,” reads the festival statement. “After eight years of working at this pace we have made the decision to take a year out to slow down and have a much needed rest, take stock of how far we’ve traveled and explore for what the future of Supernormal could look like.

“We will instead be taking the time needed to explore strategies for ensuring Supernormal can be a financially sustainable organisation in the future, one that supports and invests in the communities we engage, the work we present and us as organisers better in the future.

“We would like to extend a very warm SUPER HUGE MEGA THANK YOU to our supporters and the widespread community that has been forged over the past eight years, who have championed the festival as it has grown,” concludes the statement. “Supernormal will always keep true to its roots and values and continue to forefront the experimental and the alternative, the underground and the DIY, the new and the strange, as we move forward into new and as yet unknown territories with possibility and excitement.”