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Top line-up for popular folk festival

ONE of the region’s best-known music festivals will be getting September off to a swinging start.

ONE of the region’s best-known music festivals will be getting September off to a swinging start.

Moseley Folk Festival takes place in Moseley Park from September 2-4.

The festival has grown significantly in the relatively short time since its inception, yet still manages to retain its quintessential charm.

This year’s line-up features desert blues rebel troupe Tinariwen, who headline on the Saturday night, and they’re an act the organisers are clearly excited to be bringing to Brum.

Friday’s headliners are Badly Drawn Boy, nearly a decade since the release of Damon Gough’s Mercury-winning debut The Hour of the Bewilderbeast.

Other highlights include The Bees, Willy Mason and José González, Michael Chapman, Luke Concannon (Nizlopi), Ruth Theodore, Oh Ruin, The Staves and Kidnap Alice.

Also Birmingham’s own bluegrass/country swing act The Toy Hearts, Bonfire Radicals and Ben Calvert & The Swifts.

Super Furry Animals’ frontman Gruff Rhys is another star attraction, as is Billy Bragg, who brings the festival to what will no doubt be a rousing finale on the Sunday.

For the full line-up and ticket information visit www.moseleyfolk.co.uk . Tickets are available for each day or the whole weekend, with free admission for kids under 12.

 

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