Festival preview: Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul (5-7 July)
Does exactly what it says on the tin! This 3-day event in Birmingham celebrates the best in jazzy, funky soulfulness
When? 5-7 July 2013
Where? Moseley Park, Birmingham, UK
How much? Weekend ticket £85, day tickets £35-£37
Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Soul II Soul, Candi Staton, The Blockheads, Bonobo, The Fantasy Funk Band, Smoove & Turrell, The Haggis Horns, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Troumaca, Hiatus Kaiyote, Alternative Dubstep Orchestra, Tropicalia Soundsystem, Snarky Puppy, Gogo Penguin, The Initiative, Mammal Hands, Lokkhi Terra, Richard Foote’s Young Pilgrims, Martin Trotman Band, Anthony Marsden Band, Stella Roberts Quintet, Jazzlines Ensemble, Jess Roberts & The Silver Rays, The Soul Circle Gang, Jeremiah Ferrari, Leigh Coleman, Dubcherry, Yes King, Stubborn Heart, Greg Bird & Flamingo Flame, BJ Smith, Antelope
As the name suggests, this year’s Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival offers three days of contemporary jazz, funk and soul, with a host of household names bringing a party atmosphere to Birmingham this July. Unfortunately Moseley Park isn’t suitable for camping, but Birmingham city centre and the surrounding suburbs offer plenty of affordable accommodation.