Finally, the event of the summer is here, it’s Moseley Folk Festival! So what have the folkers got lined up for you this year? Other than that hilarious innuendo…
2013 looks set to be the biggest and best Folk Festival yet with an unbelievable line-up of the greatest folk bands from across the country and sponsored by favoured brewing locals, Purity. Here are our picks of the must see and must do from the array of music and activities coming up this bank holiday weekend in Birmingham:
Friday 30th August
It's only day in and you're already in for a treat as British legends Ocean Colour Scene are hitting the main stage on Friday playing the entirety of their heralded 1996 album ‘Moseley Shoals’. Could anything be more perfect than listening to the sounds of 'Riverboat Song' sailing over Moseley Village? Be sure to also catch Goodnight Lenin, The Leisure Society, Boat To Row and the many other brilliant bands folking about on the 3 stages across the festival.
If you're after the official Festival afterparty you can do no worse than The Hare and Hounds, who promise a DJ set from a certain Mr Steve Craddock; the lead guitarist from Ocean Colour Scene. This promises to be a mod-tastic evening of drinking, dancing and a damn good time.
Don't worry if you don’t have a ticket for the official after party, just pop into The Prince of Wales grab a cocktail at their Motiki bar and join the cheeky unofficial after-party.
Saturday 31st August
Taking to the main stage on Saturday you’ve got the legendary Edwyn Collins, the voice behind the hit single ‘A Girl Like You’. British Sea Power, Wolf People and Alessi’s Ark are just a few of the bands who will also be entertaining the Moseley masses; But our must see musicians from the Saturday line up has to be the sultry sounds of Irish trio The Staves. They last played the festival in 2011 and have since taken to playing for the global masses. Of course the party doesn’t end with the lawn based antics, head back to The Hare and Hounds where Goodnight Lenin will be playing, just in case you happen to miss them on Friday. Whatever you are into, this weekend will guarantee to have something for you. So what the folk are you waiting for?!