Love Supreme 2013.

Love Supreme 2013.

‘Whether or not Love Supreme itself will be reborn this time next year of course remains to be seen, though there are promising emblems of progress to punctuate the day. If the congregation is still of a predominantly white, middle class persuasion then given the broad gamut of music on offer the greater variegation among the general demographic immediately differentiates the festival from so many of its competitors. Similarly, with regard to the music itself, Love Supreme really is an idiosyncratic prospect that should be esteemed in times of such repressive financial austerity. Its cogs could certainly have been oiled a little more liberally – for such a minuscule site, getting in transpires to be a total schlep; there’s no such thing as an info point; and bar waits instantly prove excruciating – but for a first outing, there’s much of Love Supreme to admire and its heartening attendance vehemently attests to this. Though in their endeavouring to combine two artists of equivalent calibre to Ferry and Rodgers for the Saturday festivities next time around, I wish them luck. For ensuring it grows stronger through the years may yet prove tricky in the wake of such a fibrous first effort…’

Review: Saturday, 6th July.
Gallery: Saturday, 6th July.

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