NEWS: Moseley Folk and Arts Festival announces full line-up for 2022

NEWS: Moseley Folk and Arts Festival announces full line-up for 2022

When: 2nd – 4th September 2022
Where: Moseley Park, Birmingham, B13 8DD

Come the first weekend in September the consistently great Moseley Folk and Arts Festival will celebrate its 15th anniversary and it has just revealed details of its full line-up for this year’s event. Returning to its familiar surroundings of Moseley Park & Pool, located less than two miles from Birmingham city centre, the 2022 headliners are Supergrass, Seasick Steve, and Jethro Tull.

Joining Supergrass on the opening night, Friday 2nd September, will be Kurt Vile & the Violators, The Weather Station and Bess Atwell alongside the just-announced LYR (featuring Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, with musicians Richard Walters and Patrick Pearson), North of England troubadour Martin Stephenson, and the surreal, analogue pop of Novelty Island (aka Liverpool songwriter Tom McConnell).

The next day, Saturday 3rd September sees the venerable bluesman Seasick Steve joined by Bristol-based a capella folk quartet The Longest Johns; singer-songwriter Billie Marten, and Ruarri Joseph’s ‘swamp-grunge blues’ trio, William The Conqueror.

Simon Armitage is back again on Saturday and there will also be appearances from multi-BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominees Gilmore and Roberts, songwriter Reg Meuross, Warwickshire’s Ellie Gowers, and the Yorkshire-based folk duo The Magpies (aka Celtic Connections Award-winning guitarist/singer Bella Gaffney and fiddle-player Holly Brandon).

The festival concludes on Sunday 4th September with the British progressive rock band Jethro Tull, making a most welcome return to the festival after having headlined here in 2009; The Coral are also coming to Moseley Park and will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album; as are Texan band Midlake, having just released For The Sake of Bethel Wood, their first album in nine years.

Other great names to appear at this year’s festival will include ‘punk poet’ legend Dr. John Cooper Clarke, Vashti Bunyan (discussing her memoir, Wayward) top-line the Arts Stage, and Scottish musician Alasdair Roberts, US artist Diana Jones and folk duo Megson who will take to the delightful Kitchen Garden Stage.

John Fell, Moseley Folk and Arts Festival Manager, says: “We’re very pleased to return with another varied and surprising line-up that combines well-known iconic artists – like Jethro Tull, Supergrass and The Coral – with emerging acts who are really making an impact, such as The Weather Station.

“This year also sees some great guests to our Arts Stage, including two incredible and era defining poets – John Cooper Clarke and Simon Armitage – and 1960s singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan, who’ll be discussing her remarkable career.

“And, of course, our bars will be well-stocked with great ales and cocktails, while a selection of great award-winning street food vendors will ensure plenty of choice on the food front.”

Full information on Moseley Folk and Arts Festival 2022 and how to buy tickets for it can be found HERE

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