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The Love Supreme Discovery Competition with Matua

01 / 05 / 2014
The Love Supreme Discovery Competition with Matua

Love Supreme Jazz Festival is once again looking for an undiscovered jazz or soul talent to join Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula, Gregory Porter and De La Soul and many others on this year’s bill. This unsigned artist or band will perform not once but twice across the day. They will open the festival on 5 July 2014 before playing a later show on the Matua Sessions Stage, a new stage debuting at Love Supreme 2014.

The competition is now open and you can enter via our Facebook tab at, or if you're on mobile you can visit the app at entrants will need to submit:

  • YouTube (or similar link) of one track being played live
  • SoundCloud link of an audio file of the same or a different track, so we can hear a higher quality recording
  • 300 word 'covering letter' telling us about the act

The closing date for submissions is 18 May 2014.

A shortlist of the best acts will be chosen by a panel consisting of Jazz FM, Serious and the legendary Bluey from Incognito (who will be appearing at the festival). The shortlist will be open to a public vote via Facebook from 25 May to 7 June 2014. So be ready to mobilise friends, fans and families!

The winner will be announced on 9 June 2014

“Winning the Love Supreme Discovery Competition was a huge breakthrough, giving me immediate press coverage, as well as having my winning song played on Jazz FM.”

2013’s winner Anoushka Lucas

Matua loves trailblazers - it took a gamble when it produced the very first Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand 40 years ago, a move that revolutionised the wine world. In a similar vein, it’s now providing a platform for musicians who share that same pioneering spirit, with the Matua Sessions - a brand new platform for emerging artists at UK festivals this summer - and giving one unsigned act the chance to have their festival first on stage at Love Supreme with the Discovery Competition with Matua.

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