Moseley Folk and Arts Festival: everything you need to know including tickets, dates & more

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The Moseley Folk and Arts Festival will be back in Moseley Park from September 1-3

A stunning 11-acre woodland glade in the heart of Moseley Village will be transformed this weekend when the Moseley Folk and Arts Festival returns. Festival-goers will be welcomed with world-class music, spoken word, comedy and so much more at the annual festival that began in 2005.

The family friendly festival will return this weekend (September 1-3) for its 17th year with a dynamic mix of contemporary and alternative music across three stages all weekend. Amazing artists are set to appear at the festival - which will be attended by thousands of people from across the country.

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Moseley Folk and Arts Festival 2023 Friday line up

Friday sees Squeeze are headling the main stage. They will be joined by Graham Nash, Gwenno, Elanor Moss and Birmingham-based Adults on the main stage.

At the Janice Long Stage, Brown House, Tapir!, Simeon Hammond Dallas, Madalitso band - a two man musical army from Malawi - and 22 year old Louie Miles, Winner of the Janice Long Bursary 2022 will be performing.

Moseley Folk and Arts Festival 2023 Saturday line up

Taking the headline slot on Saturday is The Saw Doctors who are“trying to preserve the positive elements of our Irish background and marry them to the sounds which have culturally invaded our milieu through” pop culture.They will be joined by The Mary Wallopers – brothers Charles and Andrew Hendy and their friend Sean McKenna – a three-piece Irish ballad group, Toronto’s Wild Rivers who “have a gift for penning introspective lyrics and genre-fluid melodies”, Rozi Plain, The Armagh Rhymers, Ivor Novello Award winning Scott Matthews, and Keila on the main stage.

Family-friendly festival to return  Family-friendly festival to return
Family-friendly festival to return | Sam Wood

Moseley Folk and Arts Festival 2023 Sunday line up

On the last day of the festival, joining Wilco and Stornoway will be Billy Bragg, who stepped in to replace The Proclaimers, who have unfortunately cancelled all their forthcoming dates due to ill health. This year sees Billy Bragg marking 40 years with a decade-spanning collection, The Roaring Forty: 1983- 2023.

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Other performers will include Millicent Chapanda, a proud cultural artist, mbira player, singer, dancer and percussionist, Burd Ellen - a project featuring Debbie Armour (Alasdair Roberts, Green Ribbons) and Gayle Brogan (Pefkin, Electroscope), and many more.

What time does the festival start and end?

Doors open at 1pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday and Sunday. Each day finishes at 10.30pm. The last performance will start around 9pm and so the last entry time will be approx. 9:30pm.

Broadcaster Janice Long and Katherine Priddy at Moseley Folk Festival 2018Broadcaster Janice Long and Katherine Priddy at Moseley Folk Festival 2018
Broadcaster Janice Long and Katherine Priddy at Moseley Folk Festival 2018 | Moseley Folk Festival

How to travel to Moseley Folk & Arts Festival?

Travelling to the festival from Birmingham city centre is easy. Catch the number 50 Bus opposite Moor Street Station (outside Selfridges) and get off in Moseley Village at the Co-Op, opposite the park. It takes roughly 15 minutes. Due to the location of the Festival, there is no on-site parking. We recommend using public transport or taxis.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets are on sale at Keep up to date with all the announcements over on social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. As long as tickets have not sold out in advance they will be available to buy online throughout the festival or they can be purchased at the door.

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