In Retrospect: Love Supreme Festival

I'd heard really good things about Love Supreme Jazz festival so I jumped at the chance to go along and take some photos. I was not disappointed!

The festival takes place in a beautiful valley; set amongst the wooded hills of Glynd Place in East Sussex. The festival is a celebration of jazz and jazz influenced music; attracting a very diverse crowd and it was great to see all age groups dancing and enjoying themselves together.

Standout performances for me included Portico Quartet, who I was introduced to a few years back and have been meaning to see them live for some time now.

The legend George Clinton was a real inspiration - 76(!) and still funkin' it up. We were treated to a huge swathe of the funkadelic and Parliament back catalogue including their stand out hits Flash Light and Give Up The Funk.

Of course I have to mention the headliners Earth, Wind and Fire. A guilty pleasure of mine, they were pure disco cheesiness and I loved It!

Finally, would it even be a funk & soul after party without Craig Charles? The previous DJ finished early so Craig stepped in and treated us to a surprise Reggae pre set whilst waiting for the tent to fill up.

I can't recommend this festival enough.

Words & Pictures - Owen Porter

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