It’s plumping up nicely! Peter Bacon admires the increasingly sumptuous multi-genre artist list for this year’s Love Supreme Festival at Glynde Place in East Sussex.
New names, announced officially this morning, for Love Supreme ’18 are Pharaoh Sanders, Chris Dave and the Drumhedz, Lalah Hathaway, MF Robots and Level 42.
They join the already announced Earth, Wind & Fire, the Dave Holland-Zakir Hussain-Chris Potter Trio, George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Nik Bartsch’s Ronin, Nubya Garcia, Tony Allen, Moses Boyd Exodus, Denys Baptiste, Mavis Staples, Steve Winwood and Elvis Costello, among many others.
The latest press release about the festival adds:
“The festival will again host the 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.
“This year will also see a new stage featuring cabaret and spoken word as well as late night live music. More details will be released soon.”
The full line-up to date now looks like this:
Earth, Wind & Fire
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic
Dave Holland/Zakir Hussain/Chris Potter
Chris Dave & The Drumhedz
James Taylor Quartet
Moses Boyd Exodus
Nik Bartsch’s Ronin
Orphy Robinson Allstars
Denys Baptiste – Late Trane
Dwight Trible & Gondwana Orchestra
Leo Richardson Quartet
Samuel Eagles Spirit
Tal Gamlieli Trio
Day tickets start at £54 and weekend tickets start at £125. Details of all ticket prices can be found at www.lovesupremefestival.com.
In addition to the summer festival, Love Supreme have this year added a musical hors d’oeuvre in the form of a one-dayer at the Roundhouse in London on 5 May. The line-up includes Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, the Steve Williamson Trio, Moon Hooch, Joy Ellis and Mr Jukes. Full line-up and tickets.