Line-up for Moseley Folk & Arts Festival announced

Waterboys, Richard Hawley, The Wonder Stuff and many more to mark anniversary.

The family-friendly Moseley Folk and Arts Festival returns to Birmingham’s beautiful Moseley Park across the weekend of Friday 4th-Sunday 6th September, where it celebrates its fifteenth anniversary.

The wonderfully intimate and idyllic festival continues its revered mix of the next generation of talent with stand-out international headliners converging on Birmingham in a vibrant blend of sounds. Now the festival has revealed its full line-up across the whole weekend, with music taking place on three stages – the Main Stage, The Lunar Stage and the Kitchen Garden Stage – with its boldest and most innovative curation to date.

Friday 4th September will see The Waterboys headlining with their unique odyssey of soulful rock‘n’roll and folk from across the British Isles. Also appearing will be The Wonder Stuff, in a rare performance for the Stourbridge band in 2020.

Amingts a strong supporting cast will also be legendary Birmingham lo-fi outfit, The Nightingales, in a year that will also see the release of the Stewart Lee-commissioned documentary, King Rocker.

Satursay will see The Ivor Novello-winning folk-rock songwriter, Passenger headlining, along with Gruff Rhys, best know for his work with Super Furry Animals. There will also be anincredibly rare performance by Stephen Duffy and Claire Duffy of The Lilac Time.

Sunday 6th will feature Richard Hawley, the acclaimed long-time musical troubadour whose melancholy, melodic indie pop echoes luminaries such as Scott Walker, Roy Orbison, and Morrissey. His sophisticated guitar sound and heartfelt lyrics will bring the festival to a rousing climax.

For the fifteenth anniversary, people from across Birmingham and the UK will flock to this verdant suburban park to witness a heady mix of traditional, contemporary and experimental folk, world and roots music, as well as a vibrant range of arts programming. The full Arts programme will be released on 27th March.

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