In the past week the organisers of, arguably, Birmingham’s most popular music festivals have worked overtime to get the various acts signed and schedules out and about by any means necessary.

And, here at I Am Birmingham, we thought we’d give ’em a helping hand by offering you all a handy, one-stop guide to the next few months entertainment in Moseley and beyond. Who needs ‘glamping’ when it’s on your own doorstep, right?

David Rodigan will be performing at the Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival in BirminghamHandout
David Rodigan will be performing at the Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival in Birmingham

Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival (6 – 8 July)

First up, then, and in chronological order is the Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul weekender (6 – 8 July) that sees the likes of The Jungle Brothers – celebrating 30 year in the biz! – warming up for Friday night headliner, Jimmy Cliff, giving the opening night the promise of very chilled vibes and dancehall reggae. And, if the sun comes out to play, I can’t think of a better way to end the working week, as Moseley and Moseley Park turn into a mini-Glastonbury for three glorious days.

Saturday offers up a more eclectic line-up with breaks ‘n’ beats duo, The Allergies playing alongside newcomers, Space Ghetto, and of course, the always expected and unofficial resident DJ Craig Charles, along with headliner and 4 time Grammy Award winner, Candi Station.

Four-time Grammy Award winner Candi Station will be performing at the Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival in BirminghamHandout
Four-time Grammy Award winner Candi Station will be performing at the Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival in Birmingham

As for Sunday, if you’re still in any fit state, you’ll see out the weekend with Skeltr, Yazmin Lacey and headliners, Sister Sledge.

For the full line-up across the weekend, plus ticket information, head on over to their official website.

 

Lunar Festival (27 – 29 July)

The Lunar Festival returns to Birmingham in July following a break last yearLunar Festival
The Lunar Festival returns to Tamworth in July following a break last year

Then, just a few days later running between 27 – 29 July, there’s the Lunar Festival with Goldfrapp (headlining Friday night) playing alongside old school punkers The Stranglers (bringing proceedings to an end on the Sunday night) along with Basement Jaxx, The Go! Team and many, many more.

The Lunar Festival returns to Birmingham for 2018 from 26 and 29 JulyLunar Festival
The Lunar Festival returns to the Midlands for 2018 from 26 and 29 July

Expect to see the best in Psychedelia, Electronica, Americana, World / Roots and all sorts of genre defying but fundamentally “great” music if you’re going.

For more on the Lunar Festival, visit their website here.

 

Moseley Folk Festival (31 Aug – 2 Sept)

The Levellers mark their 30th anniversary at the Moseley Folk Festival between 31 August and 2 SeptemberSteve Gullick/Moseley Folk Festival
The Levellers mark their 30th anniversary at the Moseley Folk Festival between 31 August and 2 September

Then, to round off the summer and wish it a fond farewell, there’s the Moseley Folk Festival running Friday 31 August – Sunday 2 September, and again at Moseley Park, with The Levellers –  also celebrating 30 years in the industry and heading up Friday night –  Nick Mulvey (Saturday’s star turn) and Teenage Fanclub (which, along with The Jungle Brothers, I’m most looking forward to) bringing the house down on stage Sunday night.

The Moseley Folk Festival 2018 in BirminghamHandout

And, keep an eye out for local band, and mates of mine, The High Horses, who have an inbuilt fanbase that should see them go down extremely well. They do wherever they go, and one to keep your eyes out for. Certainly a band to get the party started. No matter how hard you’ve partied!

Again, for more details of all the acts, and the line-up over the weekend as well as ticket prices, head on over to their official website now.

Whatever your taste in music; from Hip Hop, indie, reggae and disco, there’s something for everyone at these events, surely? See you there!

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