Moseley Festival has a long and proud history. This year is the 41st anniversary of the first one (originally it was Moseley Arts Festival).
There is also a long tradition of showcasing local bands, some of whom have gone to be very famous. Anyone remember seeing UB40 playing on a flatbed truck in the village centre in 1975, and then performing at the MAC as part of the Festival a couple of years later ?
Anyone remember the world debut of Ricky Cool and the Icebergs, and the festival becoming a community Festival in 1976?
Against this background, one wonders which of the local acts performing this year will go on to fame and fortune in the future?
As well as gigs in the pubs, we’ve got a series of acoustic performances on the Village Green during the Street Fair on Saturday 4th July.
James Attwood starts things off at 11am. James is a young acoustic artist from the Birmingham area, drawing on both folk and indie music.
Next up is Festival favourite Moselele who made their performance debut on this village green a few years ago. Their set is at 12 noon.
1pm sees the Moseley debut of Phil Burrows, lead singer of The Memory Clinic but who also has a solo project under the name of T.Burrows and will be releasing his debut single soon.
At 2pm, providing there is room for them, you can be entertained by local cheerleader group Twist Xtreme.
Then at 3pm, a choir who were enormously popular last year, The Choir with No Name. They’ll sing a mixture of pop, rock, indie, soul and disco and we defy you not to want to join in!