Mostly Jazz reveal 2020 plans

DJ Craig Charles, behind the decks

Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival have revealed their 2020 line-up, and a back up plan in case the current health crisis continues.

Headlining the 11th edition of the hugely popular Moseley Park-based music festival – which runs from 10-12 July 2020 – are 80s/ 90s icon Neneh Cherry and contemporary hitmaker Lianne La Havas.

Joining them across the weekend are a trio of retro legends: reggae’s The Wailers, US funk/ disco act The Fatback Band and Motown’s original stars Martha Reeves and The Vandellas.

Nightmares On wax (performing their second album, Smokers’ Delight, with live strings), Maribou State, The Hypnotic Brass Band, Craig Charles and Norman Jay also appear.

Continually monitoring the situation, organisers are working on the present assumption that the July date will be able to go ahead, although they also have a late-summer weekend also pencilled in, in case they have to postpone until later in the year.

Their message is: “To reiterate: Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul will be happening this summer.”

Friday 10 July to Sunday 12 July 2020
Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul 2020
Moseley Park, 93b Alcester Road, Birmingham B13 8DD

Key acts, day-by-day:

Friday 10 July 2020
Neneh Cherry
Lianne La Havas
Nightmares On Wax (Live with strings, perform Smokers Delight)
Kofi Stone
Lady Sanity

Saturday 11 July 2020
The Fatback Band
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Craig Charles
Hannah Williams and The Affirmations

Sunday 12 July 2020
The Wailers
Maribou State DJ Set
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Pat Thomas & The Kwashibu Area
Norman Jay MBE (DJ set)

Adults: Weekend – £125; Two Days – £92; One Day – £52; Family – £260
Aged under 16: Weekend – £60; One Day – £25; Two Days – £42
Children aged 11 and under go FREE

For tickets and more information, see:

Mosltly Jazz Funk & Sould Festival 2020 flyerNeneh Cherry, Lianne La Havas, The Wailers, The Fatback Band, Maribou State DJ Set, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Nightmares On Wax (Live W/String Section), Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Kokoroko, Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band, Craig Charles, Norman Jay, Hannah Williams & The Affirmations, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Andreya Triana, DJ Format, Boca 45, Kenneth Whalum, Alexander Nut, Kofi Stone, Theo, Lady Sanity, Steve Cobby (DJ Set – 30 years of Fila Brazillia), Toucan, The Plimp Souls, Sam Redmore & The Tropical Soundclash Allstars, Freedom 35s, Ebi Soda, Matt Beck B2B Adam Regan, Call Me Unique, The Little Easy Band, Voyage (DJs), Julie Dexter, Alicia Gardener Trejo, Selextorhood (DJs), Joybang, DJUJU, Jazzlines Ensemble.


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