Coming soon: the Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul All-Dayer

Special one-day event drops over August Bank Holiday weekend.

The team behind Birmingham’s Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival are ensuring August Bank Holiday gets off to a cracking start by throwing a very special All-Dayer.

Taking place at Moseley Park and Pool, Moseley, Birmingham on Friday 25th August, the first Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul All-Dayer sees Hot Chip man the decks for a headlining DJ set, aided by Crazy P Soundsystem, Boca 45, Sanity, and more.

Emerging in the early ’00s, synth pop act Hot Chip have continued to innovate, with last year’s eighth album, Freakout/Release, reshaping elements of pop, disco, ’80s, funk, house and rave to continued acclaim. They previously appeared at Mostly Jazz in 2021 in their Hot Chip Megamix guise.

Returning to the site after July’s slightly storm-bashed festival are Nottingham’s crowd-pleasing Crazy P Soundsystem and Bristol DJ/producer Boca 45, while Sanity (previously known as Lady Sanity) is one of Birmingham’s leading music lights – her recent Late Night track is a smooth blend of hip hop, jazz and soul.

Rounding off the Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival All-Dayer bill are Wolverhampton’s NeONE The Wonderer (whose Never Die is inspired by jazz, drill and Wu Tang), plus spoken word artist Jadapoetryyy, Sherene and Smallboy.

Alongside the music, the event will also see some of Brum’s best street food vendors too.

The All-Dayer is a direct response to the interruption of the main festival, in early July, when the site had to be briefly evacuated due to harsh weather. Keen for a ‘redo’, and with the infrastructure already in place for UB40: The Homecoming the same weekend (Sun 27th August), the All-Dayer came together quickly, with main festival ticketholders already given priority.

• Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival All-Dayer runs from 1pm till 10.30pm on Friday 25th August at Moseley Park and Pool, Moseley, Birmingham. Tickets are on sale now price £25 (adult), £13.50 (under 18s) with under 12s free. For more information, see here.