Birmingham’s renowned Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival (7-9 July 2023) has finally revealed its full programme line-up for this year.
Having previously announced Fat Freddy’s Drop, Goldie (live), Ezra Collective, Jungle (DJ set) and US disco act KC and The Sunshine Band, the festival have now added Fred Wesley and The New JBs and Craig Charles to the bill, plus Goldie and Brum’s own Sam Redmore for their After Parties.
DJ and actor/presenter Craig Charles will be returning to the Main Stage on the final day, while Fred Wesley – a former band leader and arranger for James Brown during his late-60s/early-70s funk peak – takes to the stage on Saturday.
Other previously announced artists lined up include favourites Smoove and Turrell, Incognito, Kokoroko, Mr Scruff, Boca45, Crazy P Soundsystem, Norman Jay, Jamz Supernova and Huey Morgan.
Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival runs from Friday 7 July to Sunday 9 July 2023 at Moseley Park and Pool, Moseley, Birmingham. Tickets for the full three days are £145 (+booking fee) or £57 per day, for Adults. For tickets and more info, see: mostlyjazz.co.uk
Here’s a day-by-day breakdown of the 2023 line-up:
Friday 7 July 2023
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Kokoroko – Jungle DJ Set – Goldie (Live) – Crazy P Soundsystem – Eva Lazarus – Jasmine Myra – Lynks – TrueMendous – Emma-Jean Thackray (DJ set) – Leftfoot DJs – Reli.ah – Nikhil Beats + After Party: Goldie (DJ set) and Leftfoot DJs
Saturday 8 July 2023
Ezra Collective – Fred Wesley and The New JBs – Smoove and Turrell – Mr Scruff – Boca 45 – Young Gun Silver Fox – Alogte Oho and His Sounds Of Joy – Mafalda – Leftfoot DJs – Toni – Heavy Beat Brass Band – The Notebenders – Lara Jones – Gabriella Liandu – Lucas D & The Ghetto Grove – B:Music Ensemble + After Party: Sam Redmore and Leftfoot DJs
Sunday 9 July 2023
KC & The Sunshine Band – Incognito – Craig Charles – Norman Jay – Jamz Supernova – Huey Morgan – Mica Millar – Leftfoot DJs – VC Pines – Freekind – Mychelle – The Coalminers – Soul Grenades – O. – Ella More – Island T – Leftfoot DJs
Plus: Birmingham Royal Ballet, High Vis Festival, retro gamers Dead Pixels, Sofunk Dance Fitness, Drum N Bounce, The Swing Era, and dance tutor/dancer Ed Quigley.
Food on offer includes Bonehead, Original Patty Men, Brúm Mì, The English Indian, Ba-Ha Vegan, Gyoza Gyoza, Cleopatra’s Kitchen, Good Food Cartel, That’s Amore, Zindiya, West Midlands Jerk Centre, Carnival Coffee, Bournville Waffle Company, and Shepherds Ices.