Wednesday, 11 July 2012

MOSELEY FOLK FESTIVAL 2012: 7 WEEKS TO GO!



There are 7 weeks remaining until the 7th Moseley Folk Festival returns to Birmingham!


Returning to the tranquil setting of Moseley Park on 31st August & 1st, 2nd September 2012, the Moseley Folk Festival offers an inner city Shangri-la bringing together people from all ages and backgrounds to witness folk legends playing alongside their contemporaries.


As always Moseley Folk have thrown a few spanners into the genre labelling machine and have announced Echo & The Bunnymen as the headliners for the opening night (Friday – 31st August 2012). They will be joined by Guillemots, Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny, The Destroyers, Abigail Washburn who will be playing with Kai Welch & Dark Dark Dark who will headline the Lunar Stage. Completing the Lunar Stage line will be Ex-Gorky Zygotic Mynci’s Richard James, Laura J Martin, Gentle Good and Golden Glass.


The Saturday (1st September) night will be headlined by the longstanding troubadour of the Folk Rock World – Roy Harper. The Saturday line up will be completed by Laural Canyon Revivalist Jonathan Wilson, Julian Cope, Goodnight Lenin, Devon Sproule, Lanterns On The Lake, The Magnetic North, Rachel Sermanni, Treetop Flyers, Ellen & The Escapades, Micky Greaney, Little Sister, Revere and The Terrapins.


This years Moseley Folk Festival will be brought to a close on the Sunday night (2nd September) by folk legends Steeleye Span!


They will be joined on the day by Cara Dillon, Simon Fowler’s new project Merrymouth, Jackie Oates, Destroyers front man Paul Murphy, Spiro, Emily Portman Trio, The Long Notes, Village Well, Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell, False Beards, Telling The Bees, Rapunzel & Sedayne, and Sunjay Brayne with some very special guests to be announced.


There will also be a special performance from the Kawa Circus on 2nd September.


Kawa Circus, which tells about a story of an itinerant troupe of artists from a circus of Rajasthan (India) arriving with all their material and happiness in rhythms and music, is another step by the Moseley Folk organisers to continue adding depth the annual event. This sits alongside a host of family friendly entertainment, locally sourced food and refreshments and workshops organized by the Traditional Arts Team.


Tickets for Moseley Folk Festival 2012 are now on sale via www.moseleyfolk.co.uk  


To avoid booking fees there will also be the option to send in a postal form which is now available from the website. Alternatively, you can visit one of our outlets listed on our site to pick up the tickets in person.


We are also pleased to announce that this years Official Aftershow Party will be taking place at Hare & Hounds on 1st September 2012 after Roy Harper has brought the Saturday to a close. It will be headlined by the Treetop Flyers and will be exclusive to festival ticket holders only. For more information please visit www.moseleyfolk.co.uk 


For more information about The Moseley Folk Festival and the full line-up please visit www.moseleyfolk.co.uk 

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