Started in 2013, and billed as the first outdoor jazz festival for over 20 years, Love Supreme has always been about combining contemporary and old school jazz flavours, with crowd pleasing pop, along with a little bit of soul, funk, hip hop, electronica, and r’n’b. And while it took a few years to really find its feet, the festival has since become relatively stable and established, albeit within a toxic atmosphere of austerity and Brexit, the main socio-economic-political signposts of our times, pulling negatively at both the economy, and spending power. But, in the main, people know roughly what to expect, and that is a high quality, ‘mature’ music programme, in a safe, none-too-cluttered child/teen friendly space. Although camping is part and parcel of the experience for many, Love Supreme is definitely more Latitude, than Glastonbury, the hedonism toned down.
Sussex’s Love Supreme festival has announced that Madeleine Peyroux, Kamaal Williams, and 22-time Grammy-winning Latin-jazz pianist Chick Corea will join the line-up for the 2019 edition, which takes place from 5th – 7th July, in Glynde Place.
These three top line acts join festival favourites Snarky Puppy – who played the first Love Supreme festival back in 2013 – Jamie Cullum, and Gladys Knight, who were all announced a couple of weeks ago.