Festival season is in full swing and one festival we can’t wait for is LOVE SUPREME. Taking place from 1st-3rd July, this weekend sees the coolest of artists making music history take to the lush countryside of Glynde Place, East Sussex to soak up some soul and vibe in the July sunshine.
The iconic line up of jazz, blues, soul and R&B has got us counting the days until headliners Erykah Badu & Gregory Porter and love supreme give us 3 days to never forget! Get your high vibrations and at the ready, grab your tent and get ready to vibe for the selection of artists hitting the stage this season. 2022’s roster e globe with US and UK talent features sounds like no other including TLC, Tom Misch, Lianne La Havas, Ezra Collective, Sister Sledge, Charles Lloyd & The Marvels.
Another high-profile performer bringing buzz to the event is Erykah Badu, set to headline on the Saturday, in a exclusive UK performance giving fans a chance to finally experience the live set they’ve been longing for and one they might never get to see again. For those that are new the festival here’s the low down on what’s happening and where to go…
New Generation Jazz Stage (NGJS) – Fergus McCreadie Trio, Jazz Morley, Yessaï Karapetian, and Matt Carmichael, while the NGJS stage hosts Ebi Soda, J-Felix, Lucy Pickering’s ‘Court & Spark’ (tribute to Joni Mitchell) and the guitar-led LP Quartet. Saturday features rising Birmingham band Mad Yella headlining plus sets from Atlanticus, Tomorrow’s Warriors presents the Sultan Stevenson Trio; Chris Coull and the Re-birth Octet play ‘Birth of the Cool’ and Celebrating Brighton Jazz with Trees ‘Bonsai’ and Jazz Futures. Things are rounded off on Sunday with saxophonist Nye Banfield topping the NJGS, plus the powerful sax/bass/drums QOW TRIO, the duelling saxophonists Tom Barford and Alex Hitchcock’s AuB quartet plus sets from guitarist Jason Henson (plays Wes & Benson), and talented multi-reedist Charlotte Glasson.
There’s also the Bands & Voices stage – that showcases spoken word, poetry and jazz with the likes of Alabaster DePlume, Tongue-Fu and electronica-saxophonist Xvngo confirmed to appear as well as an expanded list of events including Club Capol: Ambient Jazz Comedy; The Love Supreme Jazz Chorus with Brighton Swing Choir; Jazz Cotech – Old Skool Jazz Dance; Grounded Movement ‘Dance Through The Ages’; London Tap Jam, Reggae Aerobics; South London Samba & Acrobatics and more.
All this alongside the festival’s packed line-up of headliners on the newly named North Downs (main stage), South Downs (Big Top) and Supreme Standards (Arena) which are as follows: Friday 1 July: South Downs – Ezra Collective, Lady Blackbird and Jackson Mathod.
Saturday 2 July – Erykah Badu, Lianne La Havas, Candi Staton, Samm Henshaw, MF Robots, and Joe Stilgoe & The Entertainers. South Downs: Tom Misch, Charles Lloyd & The Marvels, Franc Moody, Matthew Halsall, Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen and more TBC. Supreme Standards: Emma-Jean Thackray, Julian Lage, Nala Sinephro, Isaiah Sharkey, Melissa Aldana, Bel Cobain, Ife Ogunjobi and corto.alto.
Sunday 3 July – Gregory Porter, TLC, Sister Sledge, The Brand New Heavies, Mamas Gun, and Natalie Williams’ Soul Family. South Downs: Sons of Kemet x Nubya Garcia, Mulatu Astatke, Mr Jukes & Barney Artist, Gary Bartz & Maisha, Georgia Cécile, and Michael Janisch Band. Supreme Standards: Gabriels, Sarathy Korwar, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Hero Trio, Soccer96, Harold López-Nussa, Maya Delilah, Rob Luft and Archipelago.
The festival offers camping and glamping options, plus a huge range of international food stands, bars, on-site record shop and the Jazz Lounge which will host special talks and artist interviews across the weekend.