NEWS: Moseley Folk & Arts Festival reveals its Phase One Line-up for 2023

NEWS: Moseley Folk & Arts Festival reveals its Phase One Line-up for 2023

When: 1st – 3rd September 2023
Where: Moseley Park, Birmingham, England

Birmingham’s ever-popular Moseley Folk & Arts Festival returns for its 17th edition over the first weekend in September next year. This three day celebration of Folk, World, and Roots music is held in Moseley Park and Pool, surely one of the most beautiful festival sites in the country.

The first acts to be announced for 2023 are Wilco, the fabulous American alternative rock band based in Chicago, Illinois, whose 12th studio album Cruel Country was released in May and is certainly one of the albums-of-the-year; the quintessentially British band, Squeeze who were formed in 1973 and have enjoyed a string of hits, including such timeless classics as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’, and ‘Labelled With Love’; and returning to Moseley Folk after a six year absence, Scotland’s finest The Proclaimers.

Joining them will be Cornish/Welsh-speaking artist Gwenno, whose brilliant album Tresor was shortlisted for this year’s Mercury Prize; the Irish satirist, musician, podcaster, author, and TV presenter, Blindboy; the British singer-songwriter Chloe Foy, whose 2021 debut album, Where Shall We Begin, received widespread critical acclaim; the wonderful York songwriter Elanor Moss; electronic-folk/ avant- pop duo Crewdson and Cevanne; and Angeline Morrison, whose The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs of Black British Experience saw the Birmingham-born multi-instrumentalist honour Black ancestors who lived on these islands in the sonic style of UK folk and traditional music.

Further line-up additions will be announced in the New Year alongside more details of the festival’s expanded food and drink offer, its exciting Arts programme, and much more besides.

For tickets and more information, see:

Here is the Highlights Video from this year’s festival:

And God Is In The TV’s Review of the event.

God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.