By Josh Templeman, Co-deputy Music Editor
Bristol’s biggest independent festival, Love Saves the Day, has announced a star-studded line-up in what promises to kickstart the 2023 Bristolian summer in explosive fashion.
The festival will make its return to Ashton Court on May 27th and 28th this year, with an expansive line-up that spans ten stages. Encompassing headlining household names, to the local, Bristolian talent that Love Saves the Day has always championed, the festival offers something for everyone.
Requiring zero introduction, Saturday will see the legendary Fatboy Slim take over the main stage. Following her meteoric rise in 2022, jungle revivalist Nia Archives is also set to perform on the Saturday. The list of star names is seemingly endless, with the likes of Groove Armada, Andy C, Kelis, Kettama and Salute all set to play on the first day of the festival in what can only be described as a massive line-up.
The Sunday of the festival sees British electro-pop band Years and Years headline. SG Lewis is also set to peform on the main stage on the day. Joining them is an eclectic line-up of artists across the electronic genre; the likes of Overmono, Shy FX, Interplanetary Criminal and Folamour will all take to the stages on Sunday. A further standout is Four Tet, who after an incredible 2022 will bring his immersive show to the festival.
Excitingly, the festival has announced a brand-new stage for 2023 named ‘The Big Top’. The Saturday will see the stage taken over by RUN, who have curated an electrifying lineup of drum and bass, which sees Hybrid Minds and Tempza headline in the evening. Other acts set to play the stage across the weekend include the likes of Koven, Eliza Rose as well as Sub Focus b2b with Dimension.
Love Saves the Day founder, Tom Paine, has said “Love Saves the Day has become such a staple in the festival calendar, and we can’t wait to bring it back for 2023.”
“We’ve got one of our strongest line-ups we’ve ever had with some of the top drum & bass artists on the scene. Andy C and Hybrid Minds are some of the most iconic figures in global dance music and it’s going to be a highlight of the festival”.
Tickets for the festival are available to purchase now and with the event expected to sell out as usual, it is recommended that you don’t wait around. Payment plans are also available for those who’d prefer to pay for the festival in instalments.
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