Hitting the Goldie standard

Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival 2023 confirms first wave of artists.

Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival has revealed the first acts set for the 2023 festival – which takes place in Birmingham from Friday 7th-Sunday 9th July 2023.

Set in the idyllic Moseley Park, just two miles outside of Birmingham city centre, the independent festival has built a reputation for presenting iconic and up-and-coming artists in an intimate outdoor setting.

Often name-checked as one of the best live acts on the planet, the fourteenth edition of the festival welcomes New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop to the main stage. The Kiwi seven-piece embrace sunshine reggae, psychedelic soul, and R&B, earning them a sizeable clutch of international awards, stretching back over twenty years.

Raised in Wolverhampton, Goldie first made his name as a graffiti artist, but quickly emerged as an inspiring musical force with the Timeless and Saturnz Return albums – both of which had a huge influence on British and international culture during the 1990s. Although his career has taken him in many directions since (including acting), Goldie remains a powerful presence in music.

With over 700,000 records sold worldwide, and over three million monthly listeners on Spotify, Jungle have been at the forefront of the UK music scene since their Mercury Prize nominated and certified gold self-titled debut album in 2014. For Mostly, the duo will be presenting Jungle DJ Set.

They’re joined by the irrepressible Mr. Scruff, Crazy P Soundsystem, songwriter Eva Lazarus, legendary DJ Norman Jay, Mafalda, JazzFM Award winner Emma Jean Thackray (DJ Set), Brum’s own rising TrueMendous, Heavy Beat Brass Band, British Asian producer Nikhil Beats, Toni, Re:Liah, Island :T and Leftfoot DJs.

Further line-up additions will be announced in the New Year.

Early Bird tickets are now available priced £135 (adult) – plus booking fees.

For tickets and more information see mostlyjazz.co.uk.