Bristol’s biggest independent festival, Love Saves the Day, is back with world-class headliners ready to kickstart summer. The annual event will take place at Ashton Court on May 27 and 28.
With headliners Fatboy Slim, Years & Years and Andy C, along with a whole host of live acts and DJs across all genres, Love Saves The Day will welcome thousands of festival-goers across the bank holiday weekend. This year’s line-up is yet another diverse offering of fresh talent and household names across ten stages, including the new Big Top stage where Hybrid Minds will perform.
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.”
If you’re wondering how to get to the festival this weekend or you want to know the full line-up, here’s everything you need to know about Love Saves the Day 2023.
Love Saves the Day gate opening times
On both days of the festival, the gates will open at 12pm and close at 8pm. Festival-goers will not be able to re-enter the event.
Love Saves the Day 2023 - full line-up
Saturday, May 27
- Fatboy Slim
- A For Alpha
- A Little Sound
- Andy C
- Booty Bass Takeover
- Born 2 Be Showcase
- Chloé Robinson
- Critical Impact
- D Double E
- Dj Adhd
- Downbeat Melody
- Dr Dubplate
- Dubkasm Vs Manasseh
- Feel The Real
- Felix Joy
- Groove Armada Dj Set
- Hybrid Minds
- Jiminy Watts
- Josephine Gyasi
- La La
- Main Phase
- Mall Grab
- Marla Kether
- Michael Bibi
- Natty Lou
- Nia Archives
- Pretty Girl
- Shade Cartel
- Sub Focus & Dimension
- Watch The Ride
Sunday, May 28
- Years & Years
- 27 Hill
- Aba Shanti-I
- Addison Groove
- All Hunz Blazing
- Archie Hamilton
- Charisse C
- Charli Brix
- Chloe Sage
- Dash Villz
- Demi Riquísimo
- DJ Bempah
- DJ Eazy
- Dr Banana
- Dread Mc
- Eats Everything
- Eliza Rose
- Ewan Mcvicar
- Flava D
- Four Tet
- Ghost Phone
- Girls Don’t Sync
- Interplanetary Criminal
- Joy Anonymous
- Katy B
- Kings Of The Rollers
- Lf System
- Lulah Francs
- Mya The Iii
- Punkstars: Jay Espi, Kahlil Wolf & Bammbi
- Ras Addis
- Sally C
- Sarah Story
- Sasha Steppa
- Sba Karma
- See No Evil W/ Juma
- Sg Lewis
- Shy Fx
- Sir Spyro
- Spicy Ivy
- Surgeons Girl
- Team Woibey: Mixtress, Ohmydais, Ell Murphy, Fae
- The Blast Djs
- Twaine Plummer
- Waifs & Strays
Love Saves the Day - banned items list
According to the Love Saves The Day website, these items are prohibited at the festival:
- Fireworks, laser pens, or flares
- Alcohol, illicit drugs, or legal highs including nitrous oxides
- Animals (with the exception of assistance dogs)
- Selfie sticks
- Loose glitter
- Hi-Vis waistcoats, jackets or vests
- Bicycles or scooters
- Food, drink, cool boxes, picnic hampers
- Pens or paint
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (aka Drones)
- Any form of seating other than wheelchairs
- Anything which could be considered an offensive weapon or could cause danger or nuisance
No plastic water bottles will be sold on site so festival-goers have been advised to bring a water bottle to fill on site. Attendees have also been advised to bring suncream as it’s set to be a scorcher this weekend.
Love Saves the Day road closures
The following road closures will be in place this weekend:
- A369 from Ashton Road to Leigh Woods - This closure will be implemented from 9pm- midnight each show day.
- B3128 from Beggar Bush Lane junction to the P7R/David Lloyd junction - This closure will be in place from 10am - midnight each day.
- A370 from Ashton Gate to the Colliters Way junction - This closure will be in place from 9pm- 1am each day.
- Bower Ashton Residential Streets - Courtlands Road/Kennel Lodge Road, Parklands Road, Blackoors Lane and access to the allotments will be closed to non-residents from 8am- 1am on each show day, with Kennel Lodge Road shut from 6am - 1am.
- Yanley Lane - One-way order in place on Yanley Lane, with a closure of its northbound lane only from the A38 junction to the Glebe Road junction between 10am and midnight.
How to get to Love Saves the Day
There is no general public parking on the Love Saves the Day site. There will be road closures and parking exclusions in the surrounding area, so festival-goers will need to come to the festival on foot, by bike or public transport.
There is an allocated drop off point at the Long Ashton park and ride for taxis and Ubers.
The ‘Love Bus’ will be running again this year, stopping at Bristol Temple Meads train station (Temple Approach) and at the Queen Square bus stop on Prince Street, just outside Broad Quay in the centre, before taking you all the way to Ashton Court.
A return ticket is priced at £6 online plus booking fee. You can book tickets on the Love Saves the Day website.
However, due to road closures around Ashton Court between 9pm-1am, the closest ride home will be via the Love Bus where you can catch onward travel from the City Centre or from Temple Meads.
Here’s a list of the bus times:
- 11.30am - 5.30pm: Frequent service will operate (at least every 10 minutes)
- 5.30pm - 8.30pm: 30 minute frequency (departures on the hour and half past the hour from each end of the route)
- 7.30pm: Last departure from Bristol Temple Meads
- 8pm: Last entry into LSTD
- 8.30pm -12am: Frequent return service will operate from Ashton Court (at least every 10 minutes)
There will be limited bike parking at Love Saves The Day. The bike park can be found on Kennel Lodge Road near the Bower Ashton Campus. If you would like to use bike parking, make sure to bring a lock. All bikes are left at owner’s risk.
Love Saves The Day - how to get tickets
Day and weekend tickets are still available for Love Saves The Day 2023. To purchase last minute tickets, visit the See Tickets website.
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