ELVIS COSTELLO had the right idea at this weekend’s Love Supreme – Pump It Up.

It was so hot during the first day of the jazz festival at Glynde Place that thirsty concertgoers demanded ever more beer as temperatures hit the high 70s.

But despite a national CO2 crisis that has seen shortages across Britain, organisers kept the lager pumps flowing to keep more than 20,000 fans going through two days of jazz, soul, funk, R&B and rock.

The laid back, family-friendly Love Supreme, now in its sixth year, has become one of the highlights of the festival calendar, thanks to an appealing mix of experimental, off-beat and crowd-pleasing artists.

The big name on Saturday was headliner Costello who with his band, The Imposters, served up a strong 90-minute set from almost every part of his varied career.

The rousing finale of Oliver’s Army and What’s So Funny About Peace Love And Understanding had everyone up and dancing despite the heat.

Earlier, there was a strong main stage set from 80s soul-funk group Level 42, with bassist Mark King remarking how many generations were there and dedicating Running In The Family to them.

There were also winning appearances by retro soul-jazzers Mr Jukes and singer Lalah Hathaway, daughter of the late great Donny.