This year’s Love Supreme festival offers a truly eclectic line-up

Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach

There’s only one week to go until this year’s Love Supreme festival at Glynde Place (July 1-3).

Now in its fourth year, Love Supreme is widely regarded as the one of the leading jazz festivals in the world.

Skye and Ross

Skye and Ross

Organisers hope to maintain this reputation with a truly eclectic line-up of international stars and up-and-coming talent confirmed for the three-day event.

Acclaimed jazz-house producer St Germain joins the likes of Burt Bacharach, Grace Jones, Lianne La Havas, Melody Gardot, Kamasi Washington, Gogo Penguin and many more.

The festival will also play host to the Verve Jazz Lounge this year, which will celebrate 60 years of the iconic American jazz label with a range of talks, panel discussions, film screenings and exclusive performances.

Renowned record store Rough Trade will also be on-site, hosting artist signings throughout the weekend.

The wealth of activities aimed at children includes the Higgidy Kids Green, a dedicated kids area featuring dance offs, bubble machine games and a hula hoop workshop, a huge bouncy castle, swing dance lessons, a vintage funfair and early morning family yoga and swing classes.

All family activities are included in the ticket price.

This year also sees the introduction of The Lazy Bird Kitchen, a long-table-style banqueting restaurant, which will work closely with local artisan producers to offer festival goers a high quality dining option.

Tickets for Love Supreme 2016 are available from www.lovesupremefestival.com. The website provides all the information visitors need about the event.

The full line-up is as follows: Grace Jones, Burt Bacharach, Melody Gardot, Lianne La Havas, Caro Emerald, Kelis, St Germain, Gilles Peterson, Kamasi Washington, Scofield Mehldau Guiliana, Average White Band, GoGo Penguin, Esperanza Spalding presents Emily’s D+ Evolution, Morcheeba, Erik Truffaz 4tet, Bernhoft, Kandace Springs, The Milk, Mahalia, Claire Martin and Ray Gelato, Avery Sunshine, The Correspondents, The Stanley Clarke Band, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Ibrahim Maalouf, Jacob Collier, Anthony Strong Quintet, Swindle, Riot Jazz Brass Band, Binker and Moses, Beats and Pieces Big Band, Liane Carroll, Native Dancer, Femi Temowo with Engines Orchestra, Partikel’s String Theory Quartet and Trope.

Weekend tickets start at £110 and day tickets are £54.

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