The local sounds of CIRCLE Vs. Circle are just one of the many, many bands on the bill for this year’s Supermassive Festival.

THE summer festival season may have come and gone, but there’s no reason to think that the festival festivities are done with just yet this year. Held from 22 to 26 October, Supermassive Festival is bringing a swag of great underground sounds to Tavastia, The Circus, Ääniwalli, Korjaamo, Kuudes Linja and Semifinal.

The line-up is swollen with acts from North America, the UK, Norway, Belgium and far beyond. The international contingent includes the likes of Shellac, The Fall, Earthless, Fabio Frizzi, Off!, Actress, Wovenhand, Tim Hecker, Shabbazz Palaces and many, many more. Local sounds from the likes of Oranssi Pazuzu, CIRCLE Vs. Circle and K-X-P can be found spread out across the various stages around town.

A wide variety of musical genres are on offer, with the likes of alternative, black metal, Krautrock, psychedelia, sludge, doom, noise rock and a wide variety of others waiting to be discovered.

Supermassive Festival:
An Odyssey Through
The Underground
22-26 October

Tavastia, The Circus,
Ääniwalli, Korjaamo,
Kuudes Linja, Semifinal


With a growing profile in recent years, the underground exposure is set to be, well, supermassive in 2014.

James O’Sullivan
Image: Fullsteam