Mostly Jazz

The full line-up for the one of Britain’s top new festivals has been announced.

Mostly Jazz 2012On 29th, 30th June & 1st July 2012 the Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival will offer a blistering weekend of music with a host of household names in Moseley Park.

Friday 29th June 2012 sees the return of Radio 1’s Gilles Peterson, who will be compering as well as jumping behind the decks of one of his legendary DJ sets. London hip-hop virtuoso Roots Manuva headlines, joined by the genre defying Ghostpoet, cover maestros Introducing, who will be taking on DJ Shadow’s Entroducing in full, with Leftfoot’s new favourites Bad Bad Not Good completing the main stage line up.

Headlining the second stage will be local tropical dub pioneers Troumaca, electro heroes Free School, the groove driven Maylight as well as a DJ set from Leftfoot’s Sam Redmore.

Mr. Scruff will be playing his own stage – Mr Scruff’s Tennis Hut – and also headlining the after show party which will be exclusive to ticket holders.

Saturday has Craig Charles of Radio 6 curating the line up as well playing a headline DJ Set on the second stage. He will also be taking over the after-show party.

Headlining Saturday night will be rock’n’oll Hall of Famers and Woodstock legends Family Stone. They will be joined by the Native New Yorkers Odyssey, Speedometer, the Atlantic Players, the Bongolian, Lack of Afro (DJ set) & Federation Of the Disco Pimp, Rotunda of Wonder, Electric Swing Circus as well as Introducing coming back to play their second show of the weekend with their take on the music of Mr Scruff.

Sunday has the Godfathers of Funk, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic for what is looking like their only UK date of the summe.  Also performing onSunday will be James Brown’s trombone player Fred Wesley with his long time band the New JB’s. Completing the Sunday line up will be Soweto Kinch, Neil Cowley Trio, Zoe Rahman, Abram Wilson, Andy Hamilton & the Bluenotes, Husk, Miles Levin, Steve Ajao & Birmingham Jazz Youth Ensemble.

There will once again be two stages side by side at the festival, the second of which will feature up and coming talent. As in 2011, Tony Dudley-Evans’ development agency Jazzlines and Birmingham’s premier jazz & funk parlour the Yardbird will be curating the second stage, whilst Gilles Peterson’s favourite Birmingham promoters Leftfoot will curate both stages on Friday.

Tickets for Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul 2012 are now on sale via To avoid booking fees there will also be the option to send in a postal form which is now available from the website.