First wave of names announced for Love Supreme Festival 2018

Mavis Staples, JTQ, Tom Misch and Elvis Costello are all coming to Glynde Place

The UK’s only major greenfield jazz festival, Love Supreme, today announced a host of acts confirmed to perform at this summer’s event, which returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex from 29 June– to 1 July.

Jazz FM will once again be a media partner for the event, with live broadcasting throughout.
 
Having enjoyed a record breaking year in 2017 (with capacity crowds of 40,000 in attendance over the weekend), the festival will once again feature an expansive, far-reaching bill that presents an array of stars from across the jazz, funk and soul spectrum. Amongst the names joining the previously announced Sunday headliners Earth Wind & Fire are iconic UK songwriter Elvis Costello, soulful singer Steve Winwood, one of music’s definitive funk bands George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, trailblazing singer and producer Tom Misch, gospel legend Mavis Staples, afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen, and heavyweight acoustic jazz outfit Dave Holland/Zakir Hussain/Chris Potter Trio.
 
Also confirmed to perform this year are Atlanta-based rising soul star Curtis Harding, Malian desert-blues four-piece Songhoy Blues, innovative US trumpeter Keyon Harrold, who was called upon to conjure up the sound of Miles Davis for the Grammy-winning Miles Ahead soundtrack, soul great PP Arnold, who made a remarkable, acclaimed return to the spotlight in 2017 after a 50-year hiatus, LA-based neo-soul outfit Moonchild, Mr Jukes (AKA Bombay Bicycle Club frontman Jack Steadman), the Mercury-nominated Portico Quartet, and spiritual soul man Dwight Trible, who revisits his collaboration with the Gondwana Orchestra.
 
Hailed by The Guardian as “the British jazz world’s Glastonbury”, Love Supreme will once again reflect the ever-growing popularity of the contemporary UK jazz scene by presenting a varied selection of homegrown acts including Moses Boyd Exodus, Ezra Collective, Zara McFarlane, Nubya Garcia, Yazz Ahmed and Alfa Mist amongst others.

The festival will again host the Verve Jazz Lounge, which will present a range of talks, panel discussions, film screenings and exclusive performances. This year also sees a wealth of activities aimed at children including a dedicated area featuring a huge bouncy castle, swing dance lessons, a vintage funfair and early morning family yoga and swing classes, as well as the return 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.
 
Another wave of acts will be announced in the coming weeks, but the line-up so far is as follows:
 
Earth Wind & Fire
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Steve Winwood
George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic
Tom Misch
Mavis Staples
Mr Jukes
Dave Holland Zakir Hussain Chris Potter Trio
Portico Quartet
Tony Allen
Songhoy Blues
James Taylor Quartet
Curtis Harding
Moses Boyd Exodus
Moonchild
Keyon Harrold
Ezra Collective
Zara McFarlane
PP Arnold
Nubya Garcia
Yazz Ahmed
Alfa Mist
Dwight Trible & Gondwana Orchestra
Barney Artist
Rohey
Samuel Eagles Spirit
Leo Richardson Quartet
Tal Gamlieli Trio
 
Day tickets start at £54 and weekend tickets start at £125. Details of all ticket prices and can be found at www.lovesupremefestival.com
 

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