This weekender has been held in the outer fringes of the city in Eastville Park for the past two years (Castle Park for three years before that) and happens during the second bank holiday in May. Located in a city that’s renowned for its on-point music scene, incredible night clubs and diverse record stores, it won’t come as a surprise that Team Love have smashed their line-ups year after year. Building themselves a little Bristolian empire with the Love Inn pub, programming a stage at Glastonbury and even co-running Tisno’s The Garden Festival, these guys know a thing or two when it comes to throwing a sweet party.
On the whole, inner-city festivals in the UK have gathered a bit of a bad name for themselves. Too often there’s not enough effort put into the sound quality, they over sell tickets meaning revellers are crammed into small spaces with less loos than there are bars, and the line-ups are largely unoriginal. It leaves little left to remember the festival by, other than your mate that got too wrecked at pre-drinks.
Luckily for Bristol, Love Saves The Day really does seem to save the day here. The festival organisers’ passion for music and having a good time is so transparent. Bringing in impressive line-ups, putting love into the soundsystem, and making sure festival-goers are kept entertained with quirky installations, elaborate decor and bang-on-trend food vendors, LSTD acts as more of a festival veteran than a small-scale, inner-city weekender.
Curious? Depending on your vibe, head to Eastville Park on the Saturday and you can catch the like’s of Little Dragon, Bicep, Jamie Jones, Hunee and Zed Bias. Or you can get down to the sounds of big-timers like Fat Freddy’s Drop, Kano, Toddla T and BadBadNotGood on the Sunday. As usual, we’ve got artists performing at Love Saves The Day to select a few tracks that’ll help get you pumped for the next bank holiday. Check out these bangers and we’ll see you in the sunshine, m’lovers.