Love Saves the Day is back once more at Ashton Court for the late May Bank Holiday, and this year big beat royalty Fatboy Slim returns to headline the Saturday night. Sunday, meanwhile, will host stratospheric British electro pop band Years & Years, the brainchild of Ollie Alexander.
Relocating from previous editions at The Downs and Eastville Park to the more spacious Ashton Court, this year promises another packed line-up, with mid-noughties legend Kelis, Andy C, Nia Archives and Piri joining the bill.
After being hit by a diabolical storm last year, Love Saves the Day has introduced a new stage, The Big Top, which will go a long way towards assuaging the fears of punters who got battered by hailstones in 2022. The stage is being taken over on opening night by Hybrid Minds and Tempza, who will be bringing their unique mix of melody, rhythm and energy to take liquid drum & bass in a new direction. The rest of the line-up is geared much towards a D&B and heavy electronic vibe – acts playing across the weekend include Koven, Sub Focus b2b Dimension, Four Tet, Overmono and Eliza Rose.
Elsewhere, the Paradiso stage brings together the atmospheric Mall Grab and Kettama who are bringing unmatchable up-front sound, as well as Salute- giving an eclectic mix of electro, pop and gospel. We’re also excited about the prospect of party-starters Artwork, Eats Everything and Folamour drenching the weekend with good tunes.
Love Saves the Day runs on Sat 27 and Sun 28 May. Tickets are now live at the Love Saves the Day website.