Parking Folk

There might be no Glastonbury this summer, but Moseley is doing its best to compensate.

Moseley Folk Festival 2012With seven weeks to go, the Moseley Folk festival’s line-up has been finalised and, as ever, there are some acts which stretch the bounds of the genre.

Returning to the tranquil setting of Moseley Park on 31st August & 1st, 2nd September 2012, the festival have announced Echo & the Bunnymen as the headliners for the opening night (Friday – 31st August 2012). They will be joined by Guillemots, Beth Jeans Houghton & the Hooves of Destiny, the Destroyers, Abigail Washburn who will be playing with Kai Welch & Dark Dark Dark who will headline the Lunar Stage. Completing the Lunar Stage line will be Ex-Gorky Zygotic Mynci’s Richard James, Laura J Martin, Gentle Good and Golden Glass.

Saturday (1st September) night will be headlined by folk rock veteran Roy Harper. The Saturday line up will be completed by Laural Canyon Revivalist Jonathan Wilson, Julian Cope, Goodnight Lenin, Devon Sproule, Lanterns on the Lake, the Magnetic North, Rachel Sermanni, Treetop Flyers, Ellen & the Escapades, Micky Greaney, Little Sister, Revere and the Terrapins.

Proceedings will be brought to a close on Sunday night (2nd September) by folk legends Steeleye Span. They will be joined by Cara Dillon, Simon Fowler’s new project Merrymouth, Jackie Oates, Destroyers front man Paul Murphy, Spiro, Emily Portman Trio, the Long Notes, Village Well, Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell, False Beards, Telling the Bees, Rapunzel & Sedayne, and Sunjay Brayne with further guests to be announced.

There will also be a performance from the Kawa Circus on Sunday, telling the story of an itinerant troupe of artists from a circus of Rajasthan (India) arriving with all their material and happiness in rhythms and music. This sits alongside a host of family friendly entertainment, locally sourced food and refreshments and workshops organized by the Traditional Arts team.

Tickets for Moseley Folk Festival 2012 are now on sale.

To avoid booking fees there will also be the option to send in a postal form which is now available from the website or alternatively tickets can be bought in person from outlets listed on the website