Artists to take over festival area with eclectic programme.
With Birmingham’s Moseley Folk and Arts Festival 2023 just a few weeks away, the line-up for the woods area of the festival has now been unveiled in full.
Curated by (and named after) Stone Club, the programme promises an eclectic and intriguing series of screenings, conversations, ideas and more.
Highlights across the weekend include a screening of Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller’s ground-breaking documentary, Everybody In The Place: An Incomplete History Of Britain 1984-1992, which maps the development of rave and acid house culture (Friday 1st September), and an appearance from Echo and The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant (Saturday 2nd September). Guitarist Will (pictured) will be recounting the band’s whirlwind rise to stardom to coincide with the publication of his new memoir, Echoes.
Meanwhile, Sunday (3rd September) features a must-see display from Boss Morris, the female morris dancing team who joined Wet Leg on stage for an incendiary appearance at this year’s BRIT Awards. Bringing ancient folk dance to new audiences and reshaping predefined customs, Boss Morris aim to reclaim the narrative around our culture and past, and how we feel about ‘England’ and ‘Englishness’.
Famed DJ/producer and writer Justin Robertson also joins the Sunday line-up to discuss his trans-dimensional debut novel, The Tangle, as well as his forthcoming multi-media project with Stone Club, while Gwenno follows her main stage appearance (on Friday) with a screening of Tresor. Written, directed and produced by Gwenno, the dream-like film reflects her growing interest in the intersection of music and visual elements.
Discussing their collaboration with the festival – which also includes a film by Local Psycho and The Hurdy-Gurdy Orchestra (aka Jem Finer and Jimmy Cauty), and talk by Museum Of Witchcraft’s Simon Costin – Stone Club said: “We are delighted and excited to be bringing a selection of talks, films and conversations to Moseley Folk and Arts Festival this year for the first time.
“From running our regular night at The Social in London, to appearing at Glastonbury, Green Man and Sea Change, we realised how much we love bringing Stone Club to new audiences and in Moseley we found the perfect partners to work with – a well established independent festival with exceptional music, and an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate team making really great things happen.
“We can’t wait to be on site!”
The annual Moseley Folk and Arts Festival takes place in a picturesque hidden park space in urban Moseley, Birmingham. Among the headline acts appearing this year are Squeeze, Graham Nash, Blindboy and Gwenno (Friday); The Saw Doctors, The Mary Wallopers, Lou Sanders and Rozi Plain (Saturday); and Wilco, The Proclaimers, Stornoway and Josh Pugh (Sunday).
For tickets and more information, see: moseleyfolk.co.uk.