Love Supreme Jazz Festival

Type:Festival

Glynde Place, The Street, Glynde, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6SX
Love Supreme

About

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 iconic South Downs of East Sussex. We are widely regarded as one of the top jazz festivals in Europe.

Love Supreme is the first full weekend camping jazz festival in the UK but also welcomes day-trippers and weekend visitors. The festival is approximately 20 minutes from Brighton and just over an hour from central London by train or by car. Glynde village has a train station a few minutes walk from the site.

The festival launched in July 2013 and, since then, has hosted artists such as Herbie Hancock, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Nile Rodgers, Van Morrison, Grace Jones, Jamie Cullum, Hugh Masekela, Steve Winwood, George Clinton, Pharaoh Sanders, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Lianne La Havas, Bryan Ferry, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding, Melody Gardot, Brad Mehldau, Chaka Khan, Branford Marsalis, Robert Glasper, Snarky Puppy and many others.

The festival was the brainchild of former Universal record executive Ciro Romano: "The idea was to meld the ethos of those great European jazz festivals like North Sea Jazz and Montreux with the culture of the UK camping music festivals with very strong identities like Latitude or Green Man. I felt there was a gap in that environment for something which celebrated jazz, soul and funk and the mark it has on contemporary music and that there might be an audience out there who were not being served properly outside the main urban, indoor jazz festivals”. "It’s not just about jazz though, it’s about high-quality music throughout..."

Love Supreme has 4 stages: The Main Stage which hosts headliners and more contemporary artists with a mostly 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; The Bandstand which has the best jazz in East Sussex and Brighton hosted by the Verdict Jazz Club; and Bands & Voices which hosts cabaret, spoken word and late night live music.

DJs and club nights, talks and lectures, panels, classic album playbacks, films, dance classes, kids areas, VIP experiences, glamping, cabaret and spoken word, late night live jam sessions and a fairground... it’s an immersive musical weekend which has quickly built a loyal and dedicated following.

Guide Prices

For the full list of ticket prices, visit the official Love Supreme website, or pop into Lewes or Seaford Tourist Information Centres to buy tickets in person

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

Approximate driving time from London is 1 hour 25 minutes.

Approximate driving time from Brighton is 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 festival road signs rather than your sat nav.

Public Transport Directions

FESTIVAL BUS

The festival buses operate from Brighton and Lewes from Friday to Monday. The journey time is approximately 30 mins from Brighton and 15mins from Lewes and all buses are wheelchair accessible.

Brighton buses depart from the back of Brighton Station on Stroudley Road.  Lewes buses pick up outside the White Hart Hotel and will be clearly signposted as ‘Pick-up Point’.

 

Ticket options:

Friday

Single Tickets from Brighton and Lewes to the festival. These run at fixed times and you must travel at your selected time.

 

Saturday

Open Return Tickets from Brighton or Lewes to the festival. Outbound buses run at fixed times and you must travel at the time you select. Return journeys run on a regular basis from 7pm to 3am on a first come, first serve basis.  

Single Tickets from the festival to Brighton or Lewes running on a regular basis from 7pm to 3am.

Sunday

Open Return Tickets from Brighton or Lewes to the festival. Outbound buses run at fixed times and you must travel at the time you select. Return journeys run on a regular basis from 7pm to 3am on a first come, first serve basis.  

Single Tickets from the festival to Brighton or Lewes running on a regular basis from 7pm to 3am.

Monday

Single Tickets from the festival to Brighton and Lewes. They run at fixed times and you must travel at the time you select.  

Please note that the peak time for travel away from the festival is 10pm to 1am on both Saturday and Sunday nights. If you wish to avoid the queues and crowds, please make sure to travel outside of these times.   

Our bus drivers will be able to take cash sales on the day. However, to ensure that you have a guaranteed seat on the bus, we advise you to buy your tickets online in advance so that we can adequately plan the service to meet demand at peak times.  

If you do arrive without a ticket or outside of the time that your ticket is valid for, our stewards will try to assist you but you may have to wait for a bus with space availabl

 

Please note that the peak time for travel away from the festival is 10pm to 1am on both Saturday and Sunday nights. If you wish to avoid the queues and crowds, please make sure to travel outside of these times. 

Our bus drivers will be able to take cash sales on the day. However, to ensure that you have a guaranteed seat on the bus, we advise you to buy tickets in advance so that we can adequately plan the service to meet demand at peak times.

If you do arrive without a ticket or outside of the time that your ticket is valid for, our stewards will try to assist you but you may have to wait for a bus with space available.

Opening Times

Season (5 July 2019 - 7 July 2019)

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