Love Saves The Day is back the fourth time on 23rd – 24th May, and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever. Bristol’s lively and innovative house scene make it the perfect place to host the festival, which boasts a killer lineup of house and dance artists.
Live acts Jessie Ware and Azealia Banks head up the main stage across the weekend, with both having put out impressive new music in the past year. The critical reception Ware’s “Tough Love” speaks for itself and remixes of singles like Champagne Kisses are likely to be heard across the festival. Banks’ recent “Broke with Expensive Taste” LP finally sees 2011’s punchy hit “212” released on an album, promising an energetic performance.
Once described as a “swashbuckling house master” by MixMag’s DJ Lab, house heavyweight Julio Bashmore also takes to the main stage, along with Groove Armada, Crazy P, Jus Now and Grandmaster Flash. Eton Messy offshoots Blonde are bound to deliver in the summer sunshine.
The Cloud 9 stage boasts grime duo Newham Generals and UKG legend DJ EZ, along with crossover successes Gorgon City, Redlight and Hannah Wants. Woz joins Black Butter labelmates My Nu Leng, while Klose One and NYTA promise hard hitting bass delights.
Saturday’s Apocalypso stage features Âme, Craig Richards and Leon Vynehall, before taking proceedings in a grimier direction on Sunday with Shy FX, Wiley, Skepta, Stormzy and legendary reggae and dancehall DJ David Rodigan.
Numbers head honcho Jackmaster has a set on the Paradiso stage, along with Tale of Us, George Fitzgerald and Patrick Topping, whose infectious “Forget” had Ibiza going nuts last summer. Paradiso is equally exciting on the Sunday, with appearances from Erol Alkan and frequent collaborators Four Tet and Floating Points.
The festival promises the best in British and international house, techno and bass. If you somehow haven’t got your fill across each day’s 12 hours of festival time, afterparties at Bristol’s iconic Motion, Lakota and Marble Factory promise to keep you going from when you arrive until Monday morning.