Love Saves The Day 2014 | Preview


Team Love seem to keep all types of raver in favour.

Typically, the way for a festival to show its full potential is to be outstanding in its field.

Usually, city festivals have to work that little bit harder to appease the hardened hedonist. However, more city-based fests are appearing with every year that passes, and they seem to be tapping into the collective conscious of the modern reveller. Spending the day making merry and then having the option of retiring to the comfort of your own bed is surely something any discerning festivalist secretly desires.

Love Saves The Day is now in its senior year, and it’s gone from strength to strength. From it’s popular first (albeit soggy and queue-ridden) iteration, to last years sun kissed belter, it feels as though the loved-up leviathan is unstoppable. With festival tickets selling out months in advance, and Stokes Croft’s latest addition, The Love Inn, packed to the rafters on most days, it seems as though love is airborne and infecting the city.

The pleasure-mongers at Team Love seem to consistently bridge the gap between popularity and discovery when it comes to lineups, and seem to keep all types of raver in favour. With acts as diverse as Todd Terje, Quantic, Shy FX, and Horse Meat Disco spanning the weekend, no one should be left wanting.

In keeping with tradition, Saturday is filled with housey delights in the form of of Subb-An, Crazy P Soundsystem, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Eats Everything to name but a handful. Headliner Annie Mac will no doubt bring a few pairs of Air Max through the gate, but the smart money is on the live stylings of Todd Terje to make Saturday a day to remember.

Sunday caters to Bristol’s more even tempered denizens with the likes of Quantic, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Laid Blak and Neneh Cherry heading the bill. Greg Wilson’s edit heavy behemoth of a set will no doubt end up becoming a serious highlight, with local crew SHAPES and D&B godfather Shy FX providing some serious energy, there’ll be little time for rest.

If you were concerned with what to do with your life before and after festivities, The Love Inn will be providing all kinds of entertainment to the people of Stokes Croft and beyond. Pre-parties and aprés shindig entertainment are all catered for by the new addition to the Love family, and their kitchen can provide you with probably the only thing you’ll eat all weekend.

For the third year in a row Love Saves The Day is gearing up to be an absolute belter and is all Bristol has been talking about for the last few soggy months.

Sod your fields, this city festival is cementing a solid reputation.

Get in the mood with this old chestnut from headliners SBTRKT: