The organizers of the first Love Supreme Festival, to be held at Glynde Place in East Sussex on July 5-7 2013, have announced some of the headliners and put the first batch of tickets on sale this morning (PRICES AND AVAILABILITY HERE):
JOOLS HOLLAND AND HIS RHYTHM & BLUES ORCHESTRA (Headlining Sunday 7th)
BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET
NEIL COWLEY TRIO
"Further acts, including Friday and Saturday night headliners, will be announced in the coming months," says the Press Release
Love Supreme declares itself to be "the only green-field jazz festival in the UK, and the first major UK festival of its kind in over 20 years." It will take place over three days - Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2013 and have four stages (a main stage, a unique green-field festival indoor seated Jazz stage, a newcomer stage and a dance stage). Admission is to the whole festival, rather than gig by gig.
History: " The Love Supreme Jazz Festival revives a great tradition of open-air jazz festivals that stretches back to 1956, when the Beaulieu Festival was launched at Lord Montague’s country house in Hampshire. Others followed, including the National Jazz and Blues Festival, which started during the 1960s, changed its musical style and evolved into today’s Reading and Leeds Festival. The first of its kind for more than 20 years, the Love Supreme Jazz Festival will provide great food from around the world, luxury and standard camping, chill out and relaxation zones, family friendly activities accompanied by a blend of core and cutting edge jazz artists, crossover jazz musicians and great artists from the worlds of soul, blues and funk."
The Love Supreme Jazz Festival is presented by Jazz FM in partnership with Neapolitan Music and Ingenious Media. Serious are programme consultants.