Indie rock icons Ocean Colour Scene will headline the opening night of this year’s Moseley Folk Festival in their home city.
The band behind hits such as The Riverboat Song and The Day We Caught The Train have been named as Friday night headliners when they will play their breakthrough 1996 album Moseley Shoals in full.
The three-day festival will return to the leafy surrounds of Moseley Park, Birmingham, from August 30 to September 1 with organisers revealing the full line-up, one of its most eclectic bills to date. Other headline acts include Edywn Collins, British Sea Power and The Dublin Legends, formerly known as The Dubliners.
Accompanying homegrown heroes Ocean Colour Scene on the Friday night will be fellow Birmingham outfits Goodnight Lenin and Boat To Row, alongside 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.
On Saturday (August 31) Ex-Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins will headline the main stage, preceded by British Sea Power. Also performing on the Saturday will be Efterklang, The Staves, Jack Savoretti, The Barr Brothers, Alessi’s Ark, Jack Harrison & Aidan Simpson, Ottersgear, Cannon Street and Jasmine Kennedy.
A trio of folk legends will headline Sunday night (September 1) of this year’s festival, with Irish folk heroes The Dublin Legends (formerly The Dubliners), preceded by Kate Rusby and The Be Good Tanyas. They will be joined by Lucy Rose, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Tir Na Nog, Karen Tweed, David Campbell, Katherine Priddy, Frogmorton, Dirty Old Folkers and The Cadbury Sisters
Tickets are now sale and are available via the official Moseley Folk Festival website at www.moseleyfolk.co.uk/tickets.