Festival season kicks off right here right now: Fatboy Slim, Years & Years, Four Tet and more announced to lead the line up at Love Saves The Day 2023
Bristol’s biggest independent festival is back with world-class headliners ready to kickstart summer
Love Saves the Day festival will return to Ashton Court on 27 and 28 May 2023. With headliners Fatboy Slim, Years & Years and Andy C, along with a whole host of live acts and DJs across all genres, it’s scheduled to welcome thousands of festival-goers across two days during the bank holiday weekend. This year’s line-up is yet another diverse offering of fresh talent and household names across ten stages – and tickets are on sale now at lovesavestheday.org.
An artist who needs no introduction, Fatboy Slim will be taking over the festival’s main stage, aptly called the Love Saves Stage, on Saturday. The pioneering legend of the big beat genre will be joined by an unmissable line-up of artists spanning the whole musical spectrum including the likes of Andy C, Nia Archives, Kelis and Piri.
Bringing the party vibes on Sunday will be none other than British electro pop band Years & Years. Fronted by Ollie Alexander, expect ultimate feel-good-tunes and dance hits on The Love Saves Stage alongside some of the biggest artists of the last few years including Folamour and SG Lewis.
The new stage for 2023, The Big Top, 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. It wouldn’t be a Bristol festival without RUN on board and this year, The Big Top is hosted by them throughout Saturday. Their acclaimed approach to line-up curation will be sure to satisfy every drum & bass fan’s needs. Acts playing across the weekend include Koven, Sub Focus b2b Dimension, Four Tet, Overmono, Eliza Rose.
The Brouhaha Stage will be hosted by Bristol-based event promoters, The Blast, on Sunday. Headlining the party will be Shy FX with support from Clipz With Dread MC, and Kings of the Rollers ft Inja.
Hitting up the Paradiso stage across the weekend is 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. Returning to Bristol, Surusinghe will bend genres with her experimental style of electro dance, bringing her own personal sound inspired by the rave scene.
Tom Paine, Love Saves the Day founder, 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.”
Line up announced so far across the nine stages can be found here:
- Fatboy Slim
- Years & Years
- Andy C – Alive
- Nia Archives
- Four Tet
- Sub Focus b2b Dimension
- Shy Fx w/ Dynamite
- LF System
- Eats Everything
- Mall Grab
- SG Lewis
- Hybrid Minds + Tempza
- Eliza Rose
- Girl Don’t Sync
- Natty Lou b2b Ama & Y-Zer
- Kendrick b2b Enta w/ Texas
- TS2W w/ Texas
- La La
- Clipz w/ Dread MC
- Kings of the Rollers ft Inja
- Bou w/ Haribo
Tickets for Love Saves the Day are available now.
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