Love Supreme is the UKâ€™s only greenfield jazz festival; it is certainly one of the most open hearted. The 5th annual Love Supreme Jazz Festival, the three day green-field Jazz Festival for 15,000, will take place again at Glynde Place, in East Sussex, from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017.
While Rossiniâ€™s comic masterpiece Il barbiere di Siviglia is wowing punters at Glyndebourne, the audience a mile down the road at Glynde Place will be slaves to an altogether different kind of rhythm.
In addition to Grace Jones, the lineup this year puts several charismatic female jazz/soul vocalists to the fore: there is south Londonâ€™s Lianne La Havas, Dutch singer Caro Emerald, bluesy Melody Gardot, and hitmaker Kelis.
The genre-bending compass swings back to full-on jazz with guitarist John Scofield (in an all-star trio with pianist Brad Mehldau and drummer Mark Giuliani), bass legend Stanley Clarke, and Kamasi Washington â€“ a Kendrick Lamar sideman. Oh yes, and a certain Burt Bacharach will be segueing his strings of hits too.
In total expect over 50 acts on four stages showcasing jazz greats, international legends, cutting edge artists, as well as DJs, artist Q&As, a fairground, classic album playbacks and glamping.