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LOVE SUPREME JAZZ FESTIVAL SURVIVAL GUIDE

When the dust of the festival season has settled it’s the best time to read the blog and start preparations for the Love Supreme Jazz Festival next year. Survival guide for the Love Supreme Jazz Festival is for both: first timers and regulars. Essential reading before booking the tickets! I have combined few years experience and illustrated with pictures for unforgettable weekend of music and love 🎶🎵🎶🎵🎵Jazz Festival survival guide will give you inspiration for any other summer festival or perhaps even for a camping trip.

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Jazz festival survival guide for camping

Camping is the must to embrace the atmosphere and the vibes of the festival. It is so fabulous feeling to be rocked into sleep with DJ in the background! You have to pick the premium camping to get the best view overlooking the festival grounds complimented with the jazz in the distance while resting under your gazebo. The lineup announcements are loud enough to remind you for the gigs 15 min ahead. Only the premium camping is located on the hill overlooking grounds. Don’t miss it!

Make sure you buy the tickets at least couple weeks ahead.

Which ticket to buy?

Premium Camping tickets give you the access to the Premium Campsite (with premium toilets and showers) and as well as complimentary trolleys to the Premium Campsite. This doesn’t include access to the Supremium Arena Area.

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The view from my tent

Camping can only be booked for the whole weekend, not for a single night. The weekend premium camping in 2019 was £258.50 including the booking fees.

For more follow the link.

👉Arriving early on Friday is essential to get the best spot – not too far from the entrance as you will walk there several times a day. The camping is open from 12, arrival around 3pm is sufficient.

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The caravan/ campervan camping is rather far away, you cannot hear what is happening on the grounds. However if you wish to have your own facilities- that’s the solution.

If you want to bring a Live-In Vehicle you will need to click hereto buy a Live-In Vehicle User ticket for each member of your party, as well as a Live-In Vehicle Pitch for your vehicle. You do not need a Camping Ticket.

The facilities were good in the premium campsite, just try to avoid the rush hours.

Supremium camping tickets 

Supremium camping tickets give access to the Premium Campsite and complimentary trolleys PLUS exclusive access to the Supremium Arena Area.

👉 Supremium area means dedicated seating area and while it might seem unnecessary for the festival. I would highly recommend it if you wish to listen the music without an interruption from people moving around and smokers being close by. Also you would not need to carry you chair around the whole day when the dedicated seating area is available . And if you still wish to join the crowd- go ahead 🤣. The price for supremium camping ticket was £275 in 2019 and they sell out fast.

Glamping as the most comfortable and hassle free option 

Glamping can be found under accommodations that needs to be purchased separately from Hotel Bell Tent – meaning the price is on top of everything else. You would be better off investing that money to buy your own camping gear. Check the tent buying guide I created when my tent broke down.

Have not heard about the Glamping? Glamping means when the tent is pre-set for you with an inflatable mattress or real bed inside the tent, no en-suite though. The glamping will add an unforgettable experience combining luxury and outdoors adventure catering everyone’s taste. It’s not the festival survival anymore, it’s truly amazing event!

Pamper tent and phone charging facilities along with reception is handy addition to the glamping area.

Considering the high price for the glamping one can rather invest the money and start building own festival camping gear set. Colman brand has come up with really cool festival camping set. Check it out in my blog along with the tent review.

Standing out

While searching for the tents, I came up with jazzy selection of festival gear from my favorite brand Coleman. The combination of black and red will make you to stand out from the crowd. And you can always supplement the collection with other black or red items maintaining the cool look. The Dome tent in the center is full stand tent while remaining compact. It remains the most comfortable and popular tent among Coleman products with many great reviews. Unfortunately the black and red issue is sold out on Amazon.

Pick from the recommended Coleman selection above or search type Coleman or any other search word in the box below to check the items without leaving the page.

Jazz festival survival guide for parking

For premium camping and glamping, use yellow VIP parking. Parking for the weekend was £15, ticket does not indicate which parking, pick yourself by looking on the site map.

Parking next to the tent is not permitted, you have to carry all your stuff from the parking place. Supremium ticket holders can use free trollies for 40 min.

The app!!!

The app is a must! You can mark your favourite lineup and get reminders before the gig starts. You can also get other notifications if you sign up for.

Jazz festival survival guide for packing

  • Regardless which options you choose – take the picnic blanket with you.
  • Foldable chair if you opted out from supremium ticket.
  • Empty water bottle, you can refill it for free.
  • Power bank to charge your mobile phone, although you can do it on site for £5 one hour charging.
  • Sleeping mask as there is an all night light in the camping.
  • check out the camping essentials checklist for more items

Some inspiration for festival wear

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Anafi 1.5.6

Looking forward to the next festival, see you there! Bye 👋

The Guardian: Love Supreme festival – mindful, vivacious, beguiling: jazz in infinite variety! Europe’s biggest greenfield jazz festival, Love Supreme, has now been blowing those stories across the sleepy South Downs village of Glynde for seven successful years, through the work of almost every kind of contemporary musician. More than 50,000 punters get the message in 2019, a record for the event.