LOVE SUPREME FESTIVAL GETS HEAVYWEIGHT FOR 2018
Bringing together elements of Glastonbury and Woodstock in the beautiful Sussex countryside, Love Supreme is the UK’s only major greenfield jazz festival. Heading once again to Glynde Place on Fri 29 June – Sun 1 July, the weekend features an expansive, far-reaching bill that presents an array of stars from across the jazz and soul spectrum.
Joining Sunday night headliners Earth Wind & Fire are iconic UK songwriter Elvis Costello, former Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith frontman Steve Winwood, and one of music’s definitive funk bands – George Clinton. Elsewhere on this packed line-up are trailblazing singer and producer Tom Misch, gospel legend Mavis Staples, afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen, and heavyweight acoustic jazz outfit Dave Holland/Zakir Hussain/Chris Potter Trio.
Also confirmed are Atlanta-based rising soul star Curtis Harding, Malian desert-blues four-piece Songhoy Blues, innovative US trumpeter Keyon Harrold, who was called upon to conjure up the sound of Miles Davis for the Grammy-winning Miles Ahead soundtrack, soul great PP Arnold, who made a remarkable, acclaimed return to the spotlight in 2017 after a 50-year hiatus, LA-based neo-soul outfit Moonchild, Mr Jukes (AKA Bombay Bicycle Club frontman Jack Steadman), the Mercury-nominated Portico Quartet, and spiritual soul man Dwight Trible, who revisits his collaboration with the Gondwana Orchestra.
The festival again hosts the Verve Jazz Lounge, which offers a range of talks, panel discussions, film screenings and exclusive performances. This year also sees a wealth of activities aimed at families, including a dedicated area featuring a huge bouncy castle, swing dance lessons, a vintage funfair and early morning family yoga, as well as the return of The Lazy Bird Kitchen, a long-table-style banqueting restaurant working closely with local artisan producers to provide a high-quality dining option. Love Supreme seeks to push boundaries, defy trends and attract new audiences. This year’s acts reflect the breadth of the current jazz scene and the influence it’s made across the music world.
Love Supreme jazz festival returns to Glynde Place, East Sussex, on Fri 29 June – Sun 1 July.
PLAY ALL DAY AND DANCE ALL NIGHT, WITH CHILLED IN A FIELD
FRI 3 – SUN 5 AUG
BENTLEY ESTATE, HALLAND, EAST SUSSEX
Having kids doesn’t mean you have to miss out on amazing live music and DJs until late into the night. At Chilled in a Field Festival they can come to the party with you!
Grown from the ‘90’s London party scene, Chilled in a Field is a small, independent festival for grown-up party people and their fabulous kids. There are free activities all day for children and adults, bands, musicians, artists, science, theatre, performances and awesome dance music from some of the UK’s top independent labels. Relax and enjoy a fairly-priced real ale festival bar with local beers and ciders, plus mountains of delicious street food to suit all tastes.
With such great value for money (adult weekend tickets are from £59) you’ll be able to indulge in the festival spa with a spot of pampering or a dip in the woodfired hot tub and sauna while your kids play safely or ride the mini steam train around the festival site.
Chilled in a Field is a not-for-profit, environmentally conscious social gathering, where adults and children can make new friends, discover new experiences and enjoy nature, as well as having a whole lot of silly fun. Set in the glorious surroundings of Sussex’s Bentley Estate, it’s a beautiful weekend of fun, friends and freedom, which promises to leave you 100% chilled.
STANDON CALLING 2018
Possibly the ultimate weekend of music, arts and entertainment for all the family, Standon Calling is set for its biggest year to date as the festival welcomes some of British music’s biggest stars this July.
One of the best-selling breakthrough names of the decade, George Ezra’s earnest tales of life and love have taken him around the globe since his debut album Wanted On Voyage. Born and raised just down the road in Hertford, his headline set at Standon Calling is destined to be a tender and electric homecoming.
Combining showbiz, laughter and soaring anthems, Paloma Faith is one of the nation’s biggest pop stars. From BRIT Awards, to double platinum albums and countless memorable performances she’s become a British institution. With a live show which has seen arenas bow down in awe, Paloma Faith is the perfect headliner to kick off the weekend.
These two amazing artists join the imitable talents of Sunday night headliner Bryan Ferry, on a staggering weekend packed with the most talked-about names in modern music. Accompanying them are a range of top-flight artists, like Goldfrapp, Django Django, The Horrors, The Amazons, Little Simz, Tokio Myers, Maribou State, Marmozets, Pale Waves, Sound Machine, Tom Walker and Dream Wife.
Late into the night, the festival will thrill to the sounds of the Grammy-nominee Elderbrook, the genre-twisting sounds of Fleetmac Wood, Mancunian legend Greg Wilson, Defect, Kid Fiesta, and the live eruption that is Uncle Funk And The Boogie Wonderland. Some of the UK’s best club nights will also be running special takeovers, including Ultimate Power, The Sounds Familiar Music Quiz, Great Brain Robbery, Age Against The Machine, Bowie Disco, Club De Fromage, Rockaoke and revered bass heavyweights Hospitality.
Elsewhere there’s a hilarious comedy programme, talks, debates, cabaret, dance workshops, wellbeing classes, a dog show, immersive areas, a costume parade, plus the best range of food at any festival in the country. This is not one to miss!
Standon Calling comes to the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside on Thurs 26 – Sun 29 July. www.standon-calling.com