Its aim is to bridge the gap between the arts and music – using a mixture of performances, films, workshops and avant garde sounds.

And the annual Supersonic Festival is back this weekend with a special limited edition event to bring underground music up to the surface.

Billed as the most dynamic and adventurous multi-disciplinary arts festival in Birmingham, the showcase will pitch various local creatives alongside internationally renowned artists.

Capsule present Supersonic Festival Ltd Edt returns the event to the Custard Factory where it originated a decade ago.

This year’s local groups will include Youth Man – a “hyperactive, non-stop form of post-punk” trio led by vocalist Kaila Whyte.

And there’s Backwards, featuring ex-members of Beestung Lips, Una Corda and Napalm Death.

They will offer distortion thanks to two bass guitars, drums, voice and electronics on top.

Other bands include Ex-Easter Island Head, Sleaford Mods and the Baltimore electronica outfit Matmos.

Digbeth-based Stryx, an artist-led studio, project and exhibition space, will debut Racket, “an afternoon feast of noise and experimental offerings”.

The bill includes Graham Dunning, Sarah Farmer, Manoli Moriaty, Rosanne Robertson, David Birchall and Debbie Sharp.

To create more opportunities for commissioning experimental, cross-disciplinary art, Capsule is launching an inaugural lab series called the If Wet Salon, chaired by musical instrument designers David Morton and Sam Underwood – aka MortonUnderwood.

Children are catered for, too.

Supersonic Kids Gigs act as a family introduction to experimental music that can be as unpredictable as it is revolutionary.

Artist Sarah Kenchington uses rejected objects and materials to design and adapt acoustic musical instruments.

In her show, Big Sounds for Little People, Sarah performs using a semi-mechanical, pedal-powered orchestra, designed to be slightly beyond her control so that it creates a mixture of dirty noise and plaintive, almost tuneful melodies.

Especially recommended for families with children under 10, the free event will begin at 10.30am on Friday in the foyer of Symphony Hall.

The festival proper kicks off at 9pm on Saturday and anyone needing to eat in the vicinity is directed to the Digbeth Dining Club at Spotlight, Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth.

The Death Waltz Recordings Company and The Duke Mitchell Film Club will combine forces to mix VHS with bad music and rarely-seen footage.

And cutting edge artist Agatha Max will create the force of an orchestra using just four strings.

Capsule was the arts organisation behind Home of Metal, a pioneering heritage project delivered in partnership with 15 venues.

It also programmed the Discovery Season arts activity for the opening of the Library of Birmingham that employed 469 artists.

Because this is a limited event, there are just 400 weekend tickets available at £45 each, available from www.theticketsellers.co.uk . For further details click on www.supersonicfestival.com