First names announced for Love Supreme Festival 2016

Grace Jones, Burt Bacharach, Stanley Clarke, Kamasi Washington and Gilles Peterson for Love Supreme Festival 1st - 3rd July 2016.

The Love Supreme Jazz Festival returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex this July with a world-class programme that boasts some of the leading lights in contemporary jazz, soul, pop and r&b.

This year, taking place from July 1st – 3rd, the festival has lined-up a star-studded selection of names to perform across the weekend including the iconic Grace Jones, six-time Grammy-winning songwriter Burt Bacharach, Dutch pop-jazz sensation Caro Emerald, British R&B star Lianne La Havas and the charismatic, multi-award-winning US R&B singer Kelis. 

There’ll also be a special night presented by pioneering DJ and broadcaster Gilles Peterson.

Burt Bacharach said, ”I’m thrilled to be returning to the UK this summer and performing at the Love Supreme Festival. I've heard great things about the festival and I'm looking forward to sharing my music in this beautiful setting with the stunning backdrop of Glynde Place."  

The Festival once again affirms its jazz credentials with shows from a cross section of the very best talent on offer from across the genre including Kamasi Washington, Melody Gardot, Cecile McLorin Salvant, The Stanley Clarke Band, Ibrahim Maalouf and the newly formed supergroup Scofield, Mehldau, Guiliana. The group, a UK exclusive for Love Supreme, features jazz stars John Scofield, Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana.

Homegrown talent including rising star multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier, described by Quincy Jones as “one of my favourite young artists on the planet – absolutely mind-blowing”, hotly-tipped Blue Note trio GoGo Penguin, legenday British jazz funkers Average White Band, acclaimed vocalists Liane Carroll and Anthony Strong, Beats and Pieces Big Band, The Correspondents, Amy Winehouse collaborator Femi Temowo with Engines Orchestra, Native Dancer, Partikel’s String Theory Quartet, Trope, the genre-bending Swindle, and MOBO Award-winning duo Binker & Moses.

More artists are to be announced in due course. The Love Supreme Jazz Festival will present over 50 performances across the weekend. The full line-up to date is as follows:

  • Grace Jones
  • Burt Bacharach
  • Melody Gardot
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Caro Emerald
  • Kelis
  • Gilles Peterson
  • Kamasi Washington
  • Scofield Mehldau Guiliana
  • Average White Band
  • GoGo Penguin
  • The Correspondents
  • The Stanley Clarke Band
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant
  • Ibrahim Maalouf
  • Jacob Collier
  • Anthony Strong Quintet
  • Swindle
  • Riot Jazz Brass Band
  • Binker & Moses
  • Beats & Pieces Big Band
  • Liane Carroll
  • Native Dancer
  • Femi Temowo with Engines Orchestra
  • Partikel’s String Theory Quartet
  • Trope

Tickets are on sale now. Weekend tickets start at £110 and day tickets are £54. See for further details.

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