Written by: Lily Fulvio-Mason
Triumphant Bristolian affair Love Saves The Day is back, and it’s celebrating a decade of eclectic music, culture, raving, and (of course) love.
With promises of a blowout celebration honouring the festival’s history, we’ve been told to expect their biggest ever lineup and even bigger production, including two new stages.
Whilst the nation has been given an extra day off to celebrate Lizzie’s big do, 'Team Love' as they only know how will be serving up some of the best artists of the moment. From tech-house legends to drum and bass heroes, artists pushing the boundaries of grime, and vocalists that touch the soul - this festival bill is not short of it.
2022 sees the festival move across the city to Ashton Court, and whilst we can’t tell you where the cleanest toilets or quietest bar will be, we can let you in on the ones to watch across the weekend.
One of the hottest rapidly emerging talents on the UK scene, and beyond, it feels only right to see TSHA rising through the festival bills.
The London-based DJ and producer’s EP Flowers earned her critical acclaim from the likes of Mixmag and Billboard, and recognition from personal influences including Maribou State and Bonobo.
Hotly tipped off by everyone from Annie Mac to Harry Styles, Billie Eilish to Phoebe Bridgers, if you’ve ever wanted to hear a real-life angel sing, Arlo Parks is what it would sound like.
Her Mercury Prize-winning debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams, is a charming collection of heart achingly tender anecdotes about love and mental health, and it's no secret how well these have resonated with a generation so intensely. Not even a pandemic could have stopped this heavenly power as she cemented her position as Transgressive’s golden child having graced the covers of a multitude of music media publications, was one of the few artists to perform at 'The Glastonbury Experience' in 2020, and went on to win 3 BRIT Awards in 2021.
easy life are an alt-indie five-piece who will provide the soundtrack to your summer without having to even break a sweat they’re so smooth. With synths, trumpets and saxophone-embellished tunes it’s hard to think that the great British summertime has an ending whilst listening to these Leicester native boys.
Just because they're smooth doesn't mean they're too cool to show their enthusiasm, do not miss the boyish charm of their frontman Murray, and a crowd of fans that are just so happy to be there.
Headlining the Saturday are the almighty Belfast-born Bicep, an electronic duo who have bought the UK music scene some of the most anthemic spine-tingling tracks in recent years including 'Apricots' and 'Glue'.
The pair are childhood friends whose humble beginnings started in a corner of the internet called ‘Feel My Bicep’, a blog used to post neglected disco, Chicago house, and Detroit techno tracks. Since then you could say things have changed a little bit, now they’ve played iconic music institutes such as Printworks and The Warehouse Project, living streaming sets across time zones, and topping charts.
It's safe to say that when the sun is setting over Ashton Court and their first track rings out, we'd like to be there, goosebumps and all.
Brentford massive Kurupt FM are back on our festival line-ups, and quite frankly we are not ready. The stars of the BBC’s hit TV show People Just Do Nothing have just finished their sold-out Greatest Hits arena tour and will be gracing LSTD with their presence to kick off their festival billings.
MC Grindah, DJ Beats, DJ Steves, and their manager Chabuddy, have come a long way since their high-rise pirate studio, they’ve headlined top Ibiza clubs, collaborated with Stormzy, and even become pals with Post Malone.
With a multi-hyphenated list of skills, Bradford-born Leed-raised Nia Archives is one of the most talented newcomers to the jungle scene. She’s a producer, filmmaker, singer, and songwriter who’s been described by Mixmag as "leading jungle’s new era", and well, who would want to miss that live.
Layering her neo-soul vocals over classic jungle beats is her trademark, and it’s gotten her on NME’s Top 100 artists and their Best Producer award, radio shows on NTS and Rinse FM, with people calling her a pioneer.
It feels so right for her to be playing Love Saves The Day, a festival in a city that has a remarkable history with jungle, it would be wrong to miss it.
Love Saves The Day 2022 takes place at Ashton Gate, Bristol on 2-3rd June.