Charles Lloyd & The Marvels, Gary Bartz & Maisha, Mulatu Astatke, Erykah Badu, Tom Misch, Julian Lage added Love Supreme Jazz Fest 2022 Line-up

Mike Flynn
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Some of contemporary jazz’s biggest names will headline Europe’s biggest greenfield jazz festival as it returns after a two-year hiatus

Love Supreme headliners include (L-R): Gary Bartz, Charles Lloyd, Georgia Cécile, Julian Lage and Lianne La Havas
Love Supreme headliners include (L-R): Gary Bartz, Charles Lloyd, Georgia Cécile, Julian Lage and Lianne La Havas

The Love Supreme Jazz Festival returns in emphatic style from 1 to 3 July 2022 with a huge number of star names and leading jazz bands announced for its line-up for next summer’s event at its picturesque locale of Glynde Place in East Sussex.

Among the names now confirmed so far for the expansive 2022 line-up are Blue Note-signed guitar virtuoso Julian Lage, the father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke and master US saxophonists Charles Lloyd, Gary Bartz and Rudresh Mahanthappa. Lloyd makes his debut at the festival with his band The Marvels featuring guitarists Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz, while Bartz will be teaming up with London six-piece Maisha to perform music from their acclaimed Night Dreamer Direct To Disc sessions, and fiery alto saxophonist Mahanthappa will unleash his incendiary fusion of western and Indian jazz traditions with his Hero Trio of bassist François Moutin and drummer Rudy Royston.

There’s also heavyweight line-up of acts from the UK’s thriving current jazz, R&B and soul scene featuring hugely popular artists such as Tom Misch, Lianne La Havas, Ezra Collective, Franc Moody, The Brand New Heavies, Emma-Jean Thackray, Matthew Halsall, Nala Sinephro and Sarathy Korwar. And as well as previously announced Saturday night headliner Erykah Badu, there will be appearances by funk soul legends such as the multi-million-selling female R&B group TLC, US soul queen Candi Staton and disco legends Sister Sledge. More artists will be announced in due course including DJs, afterparties and cabaret.

Additional offerings at the festival 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, the Supremium VIP area, which will offer a range of premium benefits plus the opportunity to watch exclusive artist performances, 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, and nestled away in the woods the Blue In Green area presents live music and DJs late into the night.

Love Supreme 2022 full line-up so far confirmed: Erykah Badu - UK Exclusive Performance, TLC, Tom Misch, Lianne La Havas, Ezra Collective, Sister Sledge, Charles Lloyd & The  Marvels feat. Bill Frisell, Candi Staton, Mulatu Astatke, The Brand New Heavies, Franc Moody, Gary Bartz & Maisha, Matthew Halsall, Emma-Jean Thackray, Julian Lage, Nala Sinephro, MF Robots, Sarathy Korwar, Isaiah Sharkey, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Hero Trio, Soccer96, Bel Cobain, Georgia Cécile, Fergus McCreadie, Mamas Gun , Joe Stilgoe & The Entertainers, Michael Janisch Band, Ife Ogunjobi, Rob Luft, Graham Costello’s STRATA, Corto.alto, Matt Carmichael, Archipelago with additional names be announced in due course. Jazzwise is festival media partner.

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