Public Enemy, one of the most influential hip hop groups of all time, will be heading to Moseley park on 10th July as the Friday night headliner of this years Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival as replacement for Sugarhill Gang & Furious Five feat. Melle Mel & Scorpio who are no longer able to perform due to illness.
The Rock and Roll hall of famers have had 4 gold/platinum albums as well as reaching 44 in Rolling Stones list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of all time. They will be joined by another seminal hip hop artist The Pharcyde. The friday line up is completed by Soil & Pimp Sessions, The Milk, The Mouse Outfit feat. Dr. Syntax & Sparkz, Namiwa Jazz, Free School, Boom Operators, Kioko, Amy Fitz Doyley and Lumi HD.
Another addition to the Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul line up is Birmingham’s very rising star – Mahalia – will be gracing the main stage on Sunday 12th July.
The rest of the line up remains the same with the Saturday being curated by a Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul firm favourite ,Craig Charles, who will also be compering and as well as jumping behind the decks for one of his legendary DJ sets.
He will be joined by Jazz, Funk & Soul royalty Roy Ayers who will be bringing the vibes to this year’s festival as Saturday night headliner whilst one of Britain’s greatest Funk bands of all of time, Cymande, play just before.
Hackney Colliery Band, Ephemerals, The Gene Dudley Group, Filthy Six, New Street Adventure, The Atlantic Players, Tiro Lark and Steve Ajao complete the Saturday line up.
The Sunday night will see one of the worlds leading contemporary jazz singers, Gregory Porter, bring the festival to a close. His latest critically acclaimed album ‘Liquid Spirit’ charted in the top 10 of the UK album charts with singles including ‘Hey Laura’ and ‘Liquid Spirit’. He will be joined by The James Hunter Six, Tenors of Kalma feat. Jimi Tenor, Sid Peacock & Surge Orchestra, Mahalia, Baila La Cumbia, Jonny Hoo, Delta Autumn, Hansu Tori, Rachael Cohen Quartet, Mahalia, Urban Soul Family, Steve Tromans Axis Point and Jazzlines Ensemble.
There will also be a very special after party taking place on 11th July once the park has come to close for the day. Festival revelers can head over the road to the classic 1990’s venue, Moseley Dance Centre for a Northern Soul All nighter with Craig Charles, Neil Rushton, Billy Chill Fingers and Tobin & Johnny. Tickets are priced at £15 and available to festival ticket holders only.
Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival tickets and more information are available from www.mostlyjazz.co.uk or via The Ticket Seller box office on 0844 870 0000.