Love Supreme 2023

Student Music Network Preview: 
by Alice Lane

Love Supreme, Europe's largest outdoor jazz festival, is back once again for 10th anniversary this summer from 30th June to 2nd July, promising to bring an explosive mix of soul, funk, R&B and the best of jazz to Britain’s beautiful countryside. Pitching up at its regular home in East Sussex, a diverse line-up of internationally renowned artists and incredible emerging talent will perform in the sun trap fields of Glynde Palace providing an unforgettable experience for jazz nuts and music lovers with supreme taste.

Awarded the Brit Award for Best New Artist in 2022, Little Simz is set to take the stage on Saturday as one of the festival's headliners. With her hard-hitting and breathtaking album 'NO THANK YOU' in tow, she is certain to deliver a performance that showcases the raw and regenerative sounds of rap to the big stage. Whilst Grace Jones, the icon queen of the 70s underground club scene, is poised for a hugely anticipated return to the mic as she takes the festival by storm on Sunday evening. Her powerful voice, bold persona, and fearless style is sure to be a highlight of the festival, with fans transported back in time to the golden age of disco and funk.


Other notable acts across the weekend include legendary R&B soul group Shalamar, a unique fusion of jazz, electronica and summery beats from French instrumentalist FKJ, the monumental sounds of Thundercat and magnificent performances from Yussef Deyes, Tower of Power, Greentea Peng, Incognito, and Jazzmeia Horn. Recently stumbling across her debut album ‘Horizons’, I’m eager to catch Jasmine Myra’s offering as she shares her beautiful blend of classical, contemporary and free spiritual jazz, a testament to the festival's dedication to fostering the growth of emerging talent in the new generation of jazz alongside artists Secret Night Gang, Cherise and August Charles. 


Love Supreme is more than just a music festival to me; it's a celebration of culture, creativity, and the power of music to bring people together. Whether you're a die-hard jazz fan obsessed with the classics or a music connoisseur digging for new finds, this is an event not to be missed. 


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