2024’s line-up was first hinted at with a few picture clues on their socials but now we can confirm the first names released to perform at next Summer’s Love Supreme Festival. Following last year’s off-the-scale sets from Gabriels, Little Simz, Grace Jones, Obongjayar and a multitude of stellar performances, the organisers have once again assembled the absolute cream of the crop of jazz, funk and soul legends alongside the best new talent coming through.
Included amongst the first wave of names announced today are the 10-time Grammy-winning Chaka Khan, who returns to headline the Sunday night in celebration of 50 years in music, the 70 million-selling US funk outfit Kool & The Gang, whose string of international hit singles includes Ladies Night, Celebration, Jungle Boogie and Get Down On It, powerhouse UK vocalist Joss Stone, legendary Brazilian pianist, composer, and bandleader Sergio Mendes, British R&B star Mahalia, US psychedelic soul band Black Pumas, who were nominated for ‘Best New Artist’ at the 2020 Grammys, the trailblazing, inspirational husband and wife vocal duo The War & Treaty, Grammy-winning blues sensation Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, and London-based Australian soul singer Jordan Rakei, whose much anticipated new album is due out on Decca Records in 2024 ahead of a sold out show at The Royal Albert Hall. Not a bad start.
For the jazz heads, there are rich pickings including multi-award-winning US vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, visionary multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello, who recently received a string of rave reviews for her Blue Note Records debut The Omnichord Real Book, Mercury-nominated Scottish pianist and Jazz FM Instrumentalist of the Year Fergus McCreadie, Japanese pianist Hiromi with her Sonicwonder project, Blue Note drummer Johnathan Blake, the 8-time Grammy-winning US bassist Christian McBride, and arguably fusion’s greatest drummer Billy Cobham, who will perform at Love Supreme shortly after celebrating his 80th birthday.
We are very fortunate to have this amazing festival on our doorstep and, once again, look forward to soaking up the atmosphere, paying respect to the legends and checking out many younger performers for the first time.
The Love Supreme Jazz Festival returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex from Friday July 5th to Sunday July 7th 2024, with more acts being announced in due course.
Early Bird Tickets start at £68 (day, weekend, camping, supremium and glamping tickets are available) and are on sale now from www.lovesupremefestival.com
Black Pumas photo by Jody Dominque