sussex festivals you need to know about

So you fancy escaping the city for fields of joy? We don’t blame you. We’ve picked some of our favourite Sussex festivals that we’ve got on our list to get to this summer.

Love Supreme (seen in the main photo)
Returning to Glynde this June, Love Supreme caught our eye for the location as much as the music. Situated near Lewes, the views of the Weald and the South Downs make it the perfect setting for a weekend of jazz. The festival’s sixth year brings performances from the likes of Earth, Wind & Fire, Elvis Costello and Songhoy Blues. Into more than just music? Then you’ll be pleased to hear that the Disappearing Dining Club is back hosting the Lazy Bird kitchen, where they’ll be serving all manner of posh nosh for brunch, lunch and dinner.

29th June – 1st July 2018
Glynde Place, The St, Glynde, Lewes BN8 6SX; tickets from £59.50
lovesupremefestival.com

Bimble Bandada
Bimble Bandada (pronounced Ban-dad-a) is back at a ‘secret location near Brighton’ this July. Early bird tickets will be on sale from 1st May priced at just £69 for the weekend, which we think is a bargain. Heading into its eighth year, the site will again be powered by 100% solar energy, thanks to the likes of their main attraction, the Bimble Inn.  Dutty Moonshine Big Band are just one of the acts already confirmed, so set yourself a reminder to get a ticket and be there to witness the 14-piece big band fusing heavy UK bass with jazz. You’re guaranteed a dance.

27th – 29th July 2018
Secret location near Brighton; tickets from £69
bimblebandada.com

Byline Festival
This little forest of big ideas welcomes festival goers who are keen to think, debate, laugh, dance and change the world. Sound like your kind of thing? Then Ashdown Forest awaits! Taking place over the August bank holiday, the beautiful Pippingford Park will be transformed into a wonderland of bands, DJs, performers such as John Cleese, and speakers including Hugh Grant and Gary Lineker. Whether you’re a creative, writer, relaxer, raver or a revolutionary, there will be be something special for you at Byline.

24th to 27th August 2018
Pippingford Park Manor, Nutley, Uckfield, TN22 3HW; tickets from £35
bylinefestival.com

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