The Roots, Sister Sledge, Candi Staton, & more for Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2020

joining Anita Baker, TLC, The Isley Brothers, & more

By Neil Greenway | Published: Thu 6th Feb 2020

The Roots

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July 2020
Glynde Place, Glyne, East Sussex, BN8 6SX, England MAP
£163 for 3 days with camping
Daily capacity: 15,000
Last updated: Thu 16th Apr 2020

The first big wave of acts have been revealed for the 8th edition of Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Europe's biggest outdoor jazz festival, which takes place at Glynde Place, in East Sussex, from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July 2020 and features some of the biggest names in jazz, soul, R&B and beyond.

Previously announced is a UK exclusive first show in 13 years from Anita Baker on her farewell tour, TLC celebrating 25 years of CrazySexyCool, the first show in 10 years from The Isley BrothersSergio Mendes, and Charles Lloyd Kindred Spirits.

Newly announced to join them is a UK festival exclusive from Sunday headliner The Roots, a new project from Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes, plus disco legends Sister Sledge, soul queen Candi StatonDhafer Youssef, LA-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Louis Cole Big Band, saxophonist Nubya Garcia, acid jazz collective Brand New HeaviesMayra AndradeAvishai Cohen Big Vicious, modern funk singer, guitarist and Vulfpeck member Cory Wong, Afrobeat eight-piece Kokoroko, and inventive London-based septet Nerija.

There's also South London singer Greentea Peng, Harold Lopez Nussa, Snowboy & the Latin Section, MF Robots, Melissa Aldana, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, neo-soul sensation Yazmin Lacey, Charlotte Adigery, Daniel Casimir And Tess Hirst, Sasha Keable, Kaiit, Michael Janisch Band, Quentin Collins Sextet, Neue Grafik Ensemble, Mamas Gun, Jazz Morley, Graham Costello's Strata, Georgia Cecile, Rob Luft, Fergus Mccreadie Trio, and Kathrine Windfeld Sextet.

There's more acts to be announced. For the details as available including day and stage splits please see the line-up page.

Alongside the music additional offerings will include a wellness and yoga area, secret swimming, organized hill walks across the South Downs, a host of activities aimed at children, the return of the long-table-style banqueting restaurant Lazy Bird Kitchen, and the Jazz Lounge, which will present a range of artist interviews, talks, panel discussions and film screenings. The festival will also see the return of an expanded Bands & Voices area which presents cabaret, spoken word and swing dance lessons by day and live music and DJs late into the night.

Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult (16+) weekend with camping: £154
junior (aged 6-15) weekend with camping: £90
child (aged 0-5) weekend with camping: free, but needs ticket
adult (16+) weekend no camping: £130

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