Brighton’s got jazz, funk and soul

Love Supreme Festival

Jacksons and George Benson in on the act

Some of the leading lights on the funk and soul circuit will be jazzing up Brighton this weekend when the Love Supreme Festival sets up camp from 30 June to 2 July.

The three-day greenfield jazz festival takes place in the stunning surroundings of Glynde Place on the beautiful South Downs in East Sussex, about 20 minutes from Brighton and an hour and a half from central London by train or by car.

The festival, which is the brainchild of former record executive Ciro Romano, will see luminaries such as The Jacksons, George Benson, Gregory Porter, Herbie Hancock, Laura Mvula, Bad Bad Not Good, Nao and the Robert Glasper Experiment touch down in Brighton for a celebration of jazz, soul and funk.

The music at Love Supreme is centred on four stages. The Main Stage hosts headliners and more contemporary artists with a soul and funk lineage; The Big Top is the place to be to see top international and UK jazz artists; The Arena is the platform for younger artists; while The Bandstand is the focus for 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.

Other acts lined up for the festival include St Paul & The Broken Bones, Christian Scott, the Hot 8 Brass Band, Jordan Rakai, Comet is Coming, Sons of Kemet, Yussuf Kamaal, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Michael Wollny Trio, Clare Teal & Mini Big Band, Mammal Hands, Makaya McCraven, Shabaka & The Ancestors, Charenee Wade, Michael Janisch Paradigm Shift and the Ashley Henry Trio.

For more details visit the Love Supreme Festival website.