Love Saves the Day – Who to see and when

Love Saves the Day is back this weekend with an absolutely incredible line-up. Spanning DnB, House, Pop, Disco and more, this year’s festival has something for absolutely everyone. To save you the heartache of choosing between an array of beautiful acts, we’ve come up with a spotter’s guide for who to see, and when to see them.


Although LSTD is known more for its smaller arenas slathered with underground electronic talent, you still have to make time at any festival for a bit of more mainstream action. Lily Allen on the Main Stage fits the bill perfectly, closing the Saturday night with some pop bangers like Smile and LDN. Also worth checking out on the Main Stage are local trio Elder Island, whose melodic, enchanting ambient sounds will soundtrack the afternoon.

Rapidly rising Amsterdam DJ and Red Light Radio co-founder Orpheu the Wizard is the pick of the Brouhaha selectors, the intergalactic magician drawing on an expansive variety of musical treats to weave together immersive sets. The Lost Gardens might be the place for the biggest party, however, where mischief-maker Artwork and disco legends Horse Meat Disco take over for the whole afternoon and night. For local talent, look no further than Hot Buttered Soul‘s funk and boogie workout on the Shambarber stage, plus Rough Draft for something likely heavier at Cocktails and Dreams.


Proto-jungle revolutionary Congo Natty graces the Main Stage for a Sunday night tear-up. It might seem that he plays Bristol basically every month, but it will still be an incredible opportunity to see reggae OG David Rodigan at the Lonely Hearts Club. Techno, house and bass star Midland is the pick of the Centre Stage line-up, appearing soon after the release of new EP Orbitration on his label InterGraded.

Meanwhile, the murkier Paradiso stage hosts Bonobo for a DJ set, plus flavour of the month Peggy Gou. For the more initiated, Rhythm Section’s Chaos in the CBD and their jazz-infused house will be the ones to see. Local talent not to be missed includes Bristol disco legends Bodywork and Plough residents Soulworks on the Shambarber stage.