Love Supreme Festival Discovery Competition Closing Soon

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anoushka-lucasThe Love Supreme Jazz Festival is fast approaching – taking place in the idyllic setting of Glynde in the Sussex countryside from 4 to 6 July – and the closing date to enter the festival’s Discovery Competition is this coming weekend on 18 May. The winner will have the chance to perform on the same bill as the likes of Dave Holland’s Prism, Christian McBride Trio, John Scofield’s Überjam Band, Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula, Gregory Porter and De La Soul. They will play twice over the weekend, opening the festival on 5 July 2014 before playing a later show on the Matua Sessions Stage, a new stage debuting at Love Supreme 2014.

Solo artists and bands can enter via the festival’s Facebook page here. Those wishing to enter should submit: a YouTube (or similar) link of one track being played live; a SoundCloud link of an audio file of the same or a different track to demonstrate a higher quality recording; and 300 word 'covering letter' telling the festival about the act. The closing date for submissions is 18 May 2014.

A shortlist of the best acts will be chosen by a panel consisting of Jazz FM, Serious and Incognito frontman Bluey with the final shortlist open to a public vote via Facebook from 25 May to 7 June 2014 with the winner announced on 9 June 2014.

Last year’s winner, singer Anoushka Lucas (pictured above), explained how performing at the festival helped her: “Winning the Love Supreme Discovery Competition was a huge breakthrough, giving me immediate press coverage, as well as having my winning song played on Jazz FM.”

For more info and tickets go to www.lovesupremefestival.com