NEWS: Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival announces line-up for 2022
When: 8th – 10th July 2022
Where: Moseley Park and Pool, Birmingham, England
Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival returns this July to its familiar surroundings in the peaceful parkland of Moseley Park and Pool less than two miles from Birmingham city centre and with it, the event brings yet another incredible line-up of world-class artists and emerging talent.
The festival begins in considerable style on Friday 8 July 2022 with the Midlands’ Two-Tone legends The Specials headlining the main stage. Joining them on the opening day of the festival will be Nightmares On Wax, taking to the decks on the Leftfoot Takeover Stage, along with hip-hop turntablist DJ Yoda and Manchester soul project Children of Zeus.
Completing the opening day’s bill are up-and-coming artists Coops and Maya Delilah plus Tom Ford, Rosie Frater-Taylor, Hemai, Leftfoot DJs, and Juliet Echo and Selextorhood.
The next day, Saturday 9 July 2022 sees the legendary American funk and disco outfit The Fatback Band topping the bill. Expect to hear all of those timeless classics such as Backstrokin’, Do The Bus Stop, (Do The) Spanish Hustle and I Found Lovin’.
Festival regular Craig Charles returns with his ‘trunk of funk.’ As well as spinning some classic cuts, Craig will also be compering the day’s entertainment, which includes appearances from Oh My God! It’s The Church, Secret Night Gang, Isabelle Brown, Sister Cookie, Toucan, The Atlantic Players, Freedom 35s, Ruth The Ark and much more besides. A special guest announcement for the Leftfoot Takeover Stage will be announced soon.
The festival reaches its climax on Sunday 10 July 2022 with Earth Wind and Fire Experience, featuring Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter Al McKay, taking to the main stage and performing such enduring hits as Boogie Wonderland, September and Fantasy. Before then Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul welcomes Cameo (Single Life, Word Up), reggae royalty The Wailers, as well as contemporary soul mistress Lady Blackbird to this delightful part of south Birmingham
Meanwhile, B:Music Jazzlines curate Sunday’s second stage, and Greg Wilson hits the decks over at the Leftfoot Takeover Stage.
Full details of this year’s Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival can be found HERE
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