The Moseley Folk Festival just seems to get better every year. The organisers try to program a healthy mix of traditional, contemporary and downright experimental folk and acoustic music.
Showcasing unsigned acts right next to well established international artists makes for a really exciting bill. The festival is very much a family friendly event with activities for all ages. This year the event is venturing out beyond the tree lined boundaries of the park into a choice selection of Moseley Village’s finest pubs where you’ll find sessions, dancing and an array of talented musicians.
Moseley Folk Festival is held in Moseley Park, a stunning 11-acre woodland glade in the heart of Moseley Village. Although it’s just 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham it is a world away from city life. It is the perfect setting for a festival as the ground slopes down into a natural amphitheatre in front of a stunning lake. Moseley Park is in the heart of Moseley Village with plenty of shops, newsagents, restaurants, pubs and cash machines.
The park is home to a huge variety of trees and plants, and supports a wealth of wildlife. It also holds what is believed to be one of the Midland’s best preserved ice-houses. A kind of eighteenth century refrigerator, it was used to serve Moseley Hall with preserved food and ice. During the festival the Ice House will be open courtesy of volunteers from The Moseley Society.
Johnny Marr, Jimi Goodwin, Thurston Moore, Samantha Crain, Martha Tilston and The Scientists, Lisa O’Neill.
Midnight Bonfires, Count Drachma, Julie Byrne, The Gren Bartley Band.
Richard Thompson, The Felice Brothers, Stealing Sheep with Brass Band, Woods, Boat To Row, Arc Iris, The Rails.
Dan Whitehouse, Olof Arnalds, Lords of Thyme, Boo Hewerdine, Grey Wolf, Chicken Bone John.
The Waterboys, LauMarissa, Nadler, The Old Dance School, Lisa Knapp, Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls (from The Wonder Stuff), Tom Hickox.
Zervas and Pepper, Deborah Rose, Georgia Ruth, Olion Byw, Alice Boman.
Doors open at 1pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday and Sunday. Each day finishes at 10.30pm.
Artists are listed on the line-up page in reverse order of appearance (headliners first and opening act last). The first acts are on soon after the gates open and Main Stage headliners are the last act of the day and will be onstage at around 9pm.
Full performance times will be on display at the festival information tent and the bar, they will also be in the festival programme.