Moseley Folk and Arts Festival 2020 The Sherp January 28, 2020 Uncategorized The Moseley Folk and Arts Festival returns to the beautiful Moseley Park across the weekend of 4th-6th September. This summer is a celebration for the 15th edition of the intimate urban-set festival, continuing its revered mix of the next generation of artists with stand-out international headliners converging upon Birmingham. Now the festival is very proud to reveal its Saturday artists, who join the already announced Passenger. First up is a true legend. Best-known for his tenure in the hard-to-peg-down Welsh outfit Super Furry Animals, Gruff Rhys has a long history in British rock. His most recent album, Pang!, further exemplified his eclectic range and vision. Next up are Stephen Duffy and Claire Duffy of The Lilac Time. Stephen has made twenty albums, including ten with his country folk band The Lilac Time, plus one with Nick Rhodes recording songs they first performed in 1979 which sold 800 copies, to one with Robbie Williams that sold 8 million. He sings with his wife Claire at the festival. Then Katy J Pearson spins tales of blossoming dancefloor romance, whilst Brigid Mae Power is an Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who paints her songs in dreamily expansive strokes. Pavey Ark are a fast-rising alternative folk band from Hull, and finally Annie Dressner’s sublime music draws comparisons to an up-tempo Mazzy Star or an understated Jenny Lewis, completing Saturday’s billing. For the 15th anniversary, people from across Birmingham and the UK will flock to the verdant suburban park to witness a heady mix of traditional, contemporary and experimental folk, world and roots music, as well as a vibrant range of arts programming. Moseley Folk & Arts Festival is produced by the team behind Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival and Lunar Festival. Last year’s Moseley Folk Festival saw Don Mclean, Jake Bugg, The Zutons, Public Service Broadcasting, Lucy Rose, Richard Thompson, Edwyn Collins plus many more on the bill.