Moseley Folk And Arts Festival announces full cast

Moseley Folk And Arts Festival

Running from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September 2022 at Moseley Park and Pool, the annual event will see appearances from Jethro Tull, Dr. John Cooper Clarke, The Coral, Midlake, poet Simon Armitage, and Vashti Bunyan.

They join the previously publicised Supergrass, Kurt Vile, The Weather Station and Bess Atwell – who will be taking to the stage on opening night (Friday 2 September) alongside the just-announced LYR (featuring Simon Armitage, and musicians Richard Walters and Patrick Pearson), North of England troubadour Martin Stephenson, and the quasi-psychedelic Novelty Island (aka Liverpool songwriter Tom McConnell).

Day two (Saturday 3 September) sees bluesman Seasick Steve joined by Bristol-based a capella folk quartet The Longest Johns, who are at the forefront of the current sea shanty revival; singer-songwriter Billie Marten, whose third album, Flora Fauna, has been met with widespread acclaim; and Ruarri Joseph’s ‘swamp-grunge blues’ trio, William The Conqueror.

Saturday also finds the festival welcoming Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, multi-BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominees Gilmore and Roberts, songwriter Reg Meuross, Warwickshire’s Ellie Gowers, and 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 4 September with British progressive rock luminaries Jethro Tull, returning after headlining the festival in 2009; The Coral, fresh from UK dates marking the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album; and Texan band Midlake, back with For The Sake of Bethel Wood, their first album in nine years.

Meanwhile, ‘punk poet’ legend Dr. John Cooper Clarke and Vashti Bunyan (discussing her memoir, Wayward) top-line the Arts Stage, and Scottish musician Alasdair Roberts, US artist Diana Jones and folk duo Megson take to the chilled 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.”

Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2021, Moseley Folk and Arts Festival is one of the best-loved and most anticipated music and arts festivals in the region, attracting an enthusiastic and loyal audience of music fans and families to the picturesque suburban oasis of Moseley Pool and Park, Birmingham.

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Line-up highlights

Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September 2022
Moseley Folk and Arts Festival
93b Alcester Road, Birmingham B13 8DD

Friday 2 September 2022
Main Stage: Supergrass, Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Weather Station, Bess Atwell
Lunar Stage: Lyr, Novelty Island, Solar Eyes, Theo Bleak
Kitchen Garden Stage: Martin Stephenson, The Often Herd, Different Thread, Jess Silk

Saturday 3 September 2022
Main Stage: Seasick Steve, The Longest Johns, Billie Marten, Buffalo Nichols, Talisk, Orange River Remedy
Lunar Stage: William The Conqueror, Lady Nade, George Boomsma
Kitchen Garden Stage: Gilmore & Roberts, Reg Meuross, The Magpies, Ellie Gowers, Brothers Gillespie, Jessie Reid
Arts Stage: Simon Armitage + More To Be Announced!

Sunday 4 September 2022
Main Stage: Jethro Tull, The Coral, Midlake, Anaïs Mitchell, Yasmin Williams
Lunar Stage: The Golden Dregs, The People Versus, Margo Cilker, Bonfire Radicals, John Francis Flynn
Kitchen Garden Stage: Alasdair Roberts, Diana Jones, Megson, Katie Spencer, Thorpe & Morrison
Arts Stage: John Cooper Clarke, Vashti Bunyan Q&A

Key artists-only. See website for full festival line-up

Festival Tickets
Adult – Day Tickets: £55; Weekend (3 Days) £135
Under 16 (ages 15-12) – Day Tickets: £25; Weekend (3 Days) £60
Under 12 (ages 11 and under): Free (with a paying adult)
Family Weekend (2x Adults + 2x U16): £280
Caravans (for up to 10 people): £375 per day (plus Day Tickets)
Black Swan (Backstage Bar w/1x drink, programme, CD, T-shirt): £40 per day (plus Day Tickets)