The line-up to the Love Supreme Jazz Festival, undoubtedly one of next summer’s most keenly anticipated music events in the UK has just been announced.
The festival, which returns to the elegant surrounds of East Sussex’s Glynde Place, is set to run from July 1st – 3rd 2022 and will offer a smorgasbord of first-tier acts from the worlds of jazz, soul, funk and even disco.
Headlining Saturday night will be the American neo-soul chanteuse, the legendary Erykah Badu, who’ll be making an exclusive UK performance; they’ll also be appearances from other renowned international acts – like the iconic R&B group TLC, the southern soul siren Candi Staton and the disco siblings, Sister Sledge.
For those whose preference is jazz, there’s much to look forward to. The American saxophone giants Charles Lloyd – whose band features noted guitarist Bill Frisell – and Gary Bartz wh will be guesting with London spiritual jazz combo Maisha – are set to take the stage at Love Supreme is another esteemed veteran; the so-called father of Ethio-jazz, vibraphonist Mulatu Astatke will also perform.
There’ll be plenty of home-grown and UK-based acts, too, ranging from acid jazz doyens The Brand New Heavies to current trailblazers like Ezra Collective, Emma-Jean Thackray, Matthew Halsall, and harpist extraordinaire Nala Sinephro. The compelling songstress Lianne La Havas is also on the schedule alongside Tom Misch, Franc Moody, and Sarathy Korwar.
In addition to its myriad musical offerings, Love Supreme also offers a wide array of non-musical activities, ranging from wellness and yoga sessions to secret swimming and guided hill walks across the South Downs.
More artists will be announced in due course. (See page 2 for the full line-up).