Back for its half decade anniversary, Love Saves the Day returns to Eastville Park on 28 & 29th May for what has promised to be their ‘most spectacular’ event yet.
The hot-off-the-press line-up boasts some of Bristol’s finest home-grown talent with some typically huge names thrown in for good measure. The diverse listing compliments Bristol’s music scene to a T, covering all bases from Techno/grime/DnB/House and more.
So no matter what you’re into, Love Saves has got you covered, let’s take a look at what the 2016 line-up has to offer…
Kicking off with one of the weekend headliners, electronic pop group and all round icons Hot Chip take to the main stage on Saturday. The Londoners have been kicking about since the millennium, with bangers such as ‘over and over’ and ‘I feel better’ sure to get the crowd moving. Everything Everything, Maribou State and Shura can also be found on the mainstage that day.
Bringing the Berlin vibes, Berghain resident Ben Klock is set to tear up the Just Jack stage. Roman Flügel, Joy Orbison and Paranoid London also appear on the Saturday Just Jack listing – keeping that techy vibe going all day.
‘How deep is your love’ hit makers, Disciples are also appear on the Saturday line-up. Their collaboration with Calvin Harris no hindrance in getting the recognition the trio deserve, expect to see much more of them on the 2016 festival scene.
If a rumbling baseline is more your scene then look no further than The Dance-Off stage, where garage veterans DJ Luck & MC Neat and Artful Dodger will be creating all sorts of havoc. They are joined by grime artist Bonkaz and a few ‘special guests’… NB: make sure you bring your raving shoes for this one.
Completing the first wave Saturday line-up: Young Marco, Felix Dickinson, Motor City Drum Ensemble, The Martinez Brothers, Mura Mura, Apex Collective, Banoffee Pies, Christophe, Clean Cut Kid, Colours, Dan Wild, Dave Harvey, Dirty Talk, Feel The Real, Get Born, MNEK, Musu, Pardon My French, SG Lewis, Slix Disco, Studio 89, Teak and Tom Rio.
The second day of festivities unleashes another array of talent, headlined by Dizzee Rascal on the mainstage. After dipping beneath the radar for a while, Dizzee is back on the festival scene with a new track featuring DJ fresh. If his past performances are anything to go by, expect to witness a high energy set mixing his new releases in with the old classics such as ‘I love u’ and ‘Dance wiv me’. Warming the stage up for Dizzee will be MOBO award winning Stormzy and DnB facilitator David Rodigan – huge mainstage business.
Well-versed Glaswegian DJ’s Hudson Mohawke and Rustie make respective appearances on the CRACK stage, accompanied by emerging talent in the form of rap collective Section Boyz – recognised on BBC R1’s sound of 2016.
Elsewhere on the line-up Shy FX returns to hosts the Cloud 9 stage. The remaining Cloud 9 line-up is yet to be announced, but the Londoner’s position as a mainstay producer of the jungle/drum & bass scene puts him in good stead to host a good show.
Completing the first wave Sunday line-up: Aba Shanti Soundsystem, Alternate DJ’s, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Billy Disney, Blazey, Blazey, Bodywork, Chinese Man Records, Curtis Lynch ft. Nanci, Dubkasm, DJ Dazee, Durkle Disco, Egoless, Faze Miyake, Hannah Mulvanny, Hot 8 Brass Band, Jethro Binns, Lionpulse, L-Vis 1990 b2b Bok Bok, Manu Digital, Mistafire, OBF ft. Shanti D, Sly One, Sprung, RSD ft. Joe Pengand Trevor Sax.
To accompany the killer line-up, the iconic Arcadia stage makes its LSTD debut in 2016, a very welcome addition to the festival playground. Expect to hear some heavy beats syncing with the pyrotechnics – a phonic & visual experience. This will be the second time in as many years that Bristol has welcomed Arcadia, with it occupying queen Square for a 2 day takeover last August.
If you haven’t already bought your tickets, move fast – the first release have already sold out and the others are sure to follow suit. Visit the website for more details or purchase tickets here.