NEWS: Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival reveals more exciting additions to this year’s line-up

NEWS: Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival reveals more exciting additions to this year’s line-up

When: 7th – 9th July 2023

Where: Moseley Park and Pool, Moseley, Birmingham, England

Further to last month’s second wave announcement news, the consistently excellent Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival has just revealed their final headliner for this year’s event, plus details of the full line-up for 2023.

The fantastic American disco and funk band, KC and the Sunshine Band will top the bill on Sunday night as they close out the 14th edition of the festival. Expect to hear ‘That’s The Way (I Like It)’, ‘(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty’, ‘I’m Your Boogie Man’, and many more of their classic hits besides.

Joining them in Moseley Park on the second weekend in July will be Afrobeat-infused Kokoroko, BBC 6Music’s and former frontman of rock/hip hop band Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Huey Morgan – who will be presenting a DJ set just before KC and The Sunshine Band – festival favourites Smoove & Turrell, and many other great acts.

Alongside unveiling the full music bill, the festival has also announced a tempting line-up of award-winning street food vendors, including Bonehead; Original Patty Men; East Asian specialists Brúm Mì; The English Indian, famed for their award-winning Indian take on fish’n’chips; Ba-Ha Vegan; and Gyoza Gyoza (Japanese). Plus Cleopatra’s Kitchen, Good Food Cartel (Mexican), That’s Amore (pizzas), Zindiya (Indian), West Midlands Jerk Centre, Carnival Coffee, Bournville Waffle Company, and Shepherds Ices.

John Fell, Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival Manager, said: “We can’t wait to welcome KC and The Sunshine Band to Mostly. Their infectious ‘Sunshine Sound’ changed the course of funk and disco in the 1970s, and 50 years later, is still packing dancefloors the world over.

“They’re such a great addition to an already strong and varied line-up which also includes so many exciting contemporary acts too, like Kokoroko, and Smoove and Turrell – who are one of the most consistently popular acts we’ve ever booked.”

Tickets for the festival are on sale now from £57 per day or £155 for the full festival (plus booking fee). For more details, including the complete line-up, see:

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