Burt Bacharach and Grace Jones head bill at Sussex jazz festival
Love Supreme is widely regarded as the one of the leading jazz festivals in the world and this reputation is set to be further cemented thanks to a truly eclectic line-up of international stars and up-and-coming talent confirmed for the three-day event.
The latest addition to the bill is acclaimed jazz-house producer St Germain who joins the likes of Burt Bacharach, Grace Jones, Lianne La Havas, Melody Gardot, Kamasi Washington, Gogo Penguin and many more at Glynde Place from July 1-3.
Other stars include Kelis, DJ Gilles Peterson and Esperanza Spalding.
The festival will this year also play host to the Verve Jazz Lounge, 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 hop 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.
Love Supreme 2016 takes place at Glynde Place and tickets are available from www.lovesupremefestival.com.
Weekend tickets start at ￡£110 and day tickets are £54.
The full line-up is as follows:
Lianne La Havas
Scofield Mehldau Guiliana
Average White Band
Esperanza Spalding presents Emily’s D+ Evolution
Erik Truffaz 4tet
Claire Martin & Ray Gelato
The Stanley Clarke Band
Cecile McLorin Salvant
Anthony Strong Quintet
Riot Jazz Brass Band
Binker & Moses
Beats & Pieces Big Band
Femi Temowo with Engines Orchestra
Partikel’s String Theory Quartet