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Eclectic music mix will attract wide range of fans
The Moseley Folk Festival is widening its horizons with its most eclectic line-up to date.
The festival, which runs in Moseley Park, Birmingham, from August 30 September 1, 2013, includes local, national and international acts representing a number of different musical styles.

Ocean Colour Scene, Moseley Folk Festival
Headliners: Ocean Colour Scene - Photo Courtesy of

Headlining on August 30 are Ocean Colour Scene who formed in Moseley in 1989.

They will perform the whole of their hit 1996 album, Moseley Shoals, from which they had singles chart success with The Day We Caught The Train, The Riverboat Song and The Circle.

Homegrown bands Goodnight Lenin and Boat To Row will support OCS, with the Friday line-up completed by The Leisure Society, The Travelling Band, Blue Code Rose, Trembling Bells, The Forestears, Nayfe SJ, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, Abie's Miracle Tonic and Red Bird Sky.

Edwyn Collins, Moseley Folk Festival
Saturday night juice: Edwyn Collins - Photo Courtesy of

Former Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins headlines on August 31, with Brighton six-piece British Sea Power taking to the stage ahead of him.

They will be joined by Efterklang, The Staves, Jack Savoretti, The Barr Brothers, Alessi's Ark, Jack Harrison and Aidan Simpson, Ottersgear, Cannon Street and Jasmine Kennedy.

The Dublin Legends, Moseley Folk Festival
Traditional Sunday: The Dublin Legends - Photo Courtesy of

A trio of folk favourites will make September 1 Traditional Sunday at the festival. The Dublin Legends (formerly The Dubliners), Kate Rusby and The Be Good Tanyas will all be performing on Sunday night.

They will be joined by Lucy Rose, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Tir Na Nog, Karen Tweed, David Campbell, Katherine Priddy, Frogmorton, Dirty Old Folkers and The Cadbury Sisters.
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Why? A range of music in the beautiful setting of Moseley Park
When: August 30 - September 1, 2013
Phone: 0778 944 0026
Where: Moseley Park, Birmingham
Cost: Adult tickets from 35 plus fees
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