The Love Supreme Jazz Festival is a 3 day greenfield jazz festival held in the first weekend of July in the stunning surroundings of Glynde Place in the beautiful South Downs in East Sussex.
It is the first full weekend camping jazz festival in the UK but also welcomes day-trippers and non-camping weekend visitors. The festival is approximately 20 minutes from Brighton and an hour and a half from central London by train or by car.
Love Supreme has 4 stages: The Main Stage which hosts headliners and more contemporary artists with a soul and funk lineage; The Big Top which hosts the cream of international and UK jazz artists; The Arena where you will find younger artists pushing the limits of what jazz, soul and funk is in the present day; and The Bandstand which has the best jazz in East Sussex and Brighton hosted by the Verdict Jazz Club.
DJs and club nights, talks and lectures, panels, classic album playbacks, films, dance classes, kids areas, VIP experiences, camping, and fairground... it’s an immersive musical weekend which has quickly built a loyal and dedicated following.
Music genres: R&B, Pop, Jazz, Soul, Funk
Love Supreme Festival line up
TLC / The Isley Brothers / Tom Misch & Yussef Davies
Ms. Lauryn Hill
The Cinematic Orchestra
The Spanish Heart Band
Louie Vega & The Elements Of Life
Love Supreme Festival information & FAQs
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Travelling to/from the festival
LOCAL FESTIVAL BUS
The festival offers two bus travel options:
Return journey from Brighton to Love Supreme Festival. Outbound journeys run on the hour from 10am to 4pm. Return journeys run on a regular basis from 7pm - 3am.
Single journey from Love Supreme Festival to Brighton via Lewes. This route will run on a regular basis from 7pm - 3am.
Please pre-purchase tickets to guarantee your space and enable us to ensure the service meets demand.
Please note that the festival does not offer an outbound journey from Lewes to Love Supreme Festival due to lack of demand. To get to the festival from Lewes please take the train to Glynde Station and hop on our free festival shuttle bus (5 minute journey). If we know that there is a demand for a Lewes pick-up we will be able to add the service, so please contact us to show your interest.
When travelling to Love Supreme from Brighton the bus stop is located REAR of Brighton Train Station (Stroudley Road)
When travelling from Love Supreme to Brighton via Lewes the drop off point for the bus from the festival to Lewes will be the High Street (outside the White Hart Hotel) and the bus from the festival to Brighton will be REAR of Brighton Train Station (Stroudley Road).
Glynde Place is a 5 minute walk from Glynde station. Trains go to and from London Victoria, Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings regularly. Check the national rail enquiries journey planner for regular updates and timetables. You can also text dep GLY to 84950 for a list of departures from Glynde station.
Approx journey time from London Victoria 1 hour 15 minutes.
Approx journey time from Brighton 20 minutes.
Approx journey time from Eastbourne 30 minutes.
Approx journey time from Hastings 1 hour.
The last trains back to London St Pancras from Glynde are as follows:
Saturday 2nd July - 23:22
Sunday 3rd July - 22:45
A shuttle bus from Glynde station to Love Supreme will also be in operation.
Glynde Place is approximately 11 miles from Brighton and can be reached via the A27 or B2192. If you are travelling from London, take the M23 and head towards Brighton. Keep travelling and turn off at the A27 and head towards Eastbourne. You will see signs for Glynde near the Beddingham roundabout.
The postcode for Glynde Place is BN8 6SX.
Approx driving time from London 1 hour 25 minutes.
Approx driving time from Brighton 20 minutes.
If you are arriving by car there is no access to Love Supreme Festival through Glynde Village. All cars must approach the event from the north (turn onto New Road off the B2192). There will be road signs in the area to direct you, please follow road signs rather than sat navs.
We provide an area for cyclists to lock their bikes up on the festival site. Please note these are left at your own risk.
Map of Hotels near festival site
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The history of Love Supreme Festival
The festival launched in a sun drenched weekend in July 2013 and has hosted artists such as Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry, Chic ft Nile Rogers, Jamie Cullum, Hugh Masekela, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding, Melody Gardot, Chaka Khan, Branford Marsalis, Robert Glasper, Snarky Puppy, Jools Holland, Earth, Wind and Fire, Courtney Pine and many others.
The festival was the brain child of former record executive Ciro Romano: 'The idea was to meld those great European jazz festivals like North Sea Jazz, London Jazz Festival and Montreux with the culture of the UK camping music festivals like Latitude, Bestival or Green Man all of which I love. I felt there was a gap in the market for something which celebrated jazz, soul, funk and the mark it has on contemporary music and that there might be an audience out there who wanted more than chart fodder'.
Love Supreme was co-founded by Jazz FM with support from Ingenious, Serious, Air PR, Universal Music, Peppermint, Larmac Live, Event, and Loud Sound.
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