Zakir Hussain Crosscurrents, Parliament-Funkadelic, Tony Allen, Moses Boyd and Nubya Garcia announced for Love Supreme

The first tranche of names to appear across the Love Supreme Jazz Festival weekend, which runs from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July, have been confirmed and include heavyweight jazz trio Crosscurrents (featuring Zakir Hussain, Dave Holland and Chris Potter), groove-titan George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic plus jazz-influenced singer-songwriting legends Elvis Costello and Steve Winwood.

Set to build on its biggest year to date in 2017, which saw 40,000 people attend the festival over the weekend, 2018's edition looks equally diverse. Once again featuring big name headliners on the main stage such as soul-funk stars Earth, Wind & Fire, the wider programme includes Afrobeat drum legend Tony Allen and gospel vocal diva Mavis Staples, while the new wave of young UK jazz is showcased again with Moses Boyd Exodus, Ezra Collective, Zara McFarlane, Nubya Garcia, Yazz Ahmed and Alfa Mist all set to appear.

Rising international names also confirmed include trumpeter Keyon Harrold, soulful vocalist Curtis Harding, Malian desert-rockers Songhoy Blues and renowned soul singer PP Arnold. Further names added are the Mercury-nominated Portico Quartet, genre-hopping ex-Bombay Bicycle Club frontman Mr Jukes, LA neo-soul group Moonchld – and a very welcome appearance by soul-jazz vocal legend Dwight Trible with the Gondwana Orchestra. Additional names will be announced in Jazzwise, who are media partners for the event, in the coming weeks.

The popular Verve Jazz Lounge will once again host artist interviews, discussion panels and film screenings. There will also be a dedicated kids' area alongside swing dance lessons, a vintage funfair, the Lazy Bird long-table banqueting restaurant, family yoga sessions and many other on-site activities. Set in the picturesque South Downs in Glynde, there are full weekend camping and glamping tickets available now.

Mike Flynn

For more info visit www.lovesupremefestival.com

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