This year, those with a slightly more eclectic Soundcloud playlist will be found north of Exeter, removed from the Barbour and boat shoes of dfl (down from London) Exeter students and their BBC 1 Big Weekend tickets. Yet another year has passed and once again Eastville Park, Bristol is graced with Love Saves the Day.
This relatively new event has a line-up, venue and attendance to compete amongst the big UK festival names. From its modest debut as a one-day event back in 2012, it now brings two days of music and festivities with the likes of Hot Chip, Dizzee Rascal and Stormzy headlining the main stage. Skream and Congo Natty will grace the Cloud9 stage over the weekend, and a plethora of acts, from hip-hop to electronica, will perform over the festival’s other six stages. Saturday will have an electronic feel, while Sunday’s roster comes with more of an edge and two of grime’s leading stars. Local outfits Furtureboogie, Just Jack and In:Motion will also be represented with their own stages. This is the perfect place to hear your favourite artists as well as discover those up and coming bands that your preppy contemporaries won’t have even heard off.
The two-day event is the largest of its kind in the South West and brings in dwellers from far beyond the cheddar valley. Doors will be open from 11am to 11pm all weekend so you’ve got a week to prepare for hours of dance-crazed madness. On top of that, those of you who can handle it can continue on at one of the several after parties. Exetera will be there in full force covering the event on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May. For those of you who didn’t manage to get Big Weekend tickets or who just can’t fucking stand Coldplay, bring your edgiest moves and your waviest garms and we expect to see you there. Look out for our review to follow!