Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture 1970-1979 is the title of a book by Tim Lawrence which captures the growth of American dance music from the early New York loft scene and beyond. Since then, Love Saves the Day (LSTD) has found a new meaning in the West of England and it’s no longer just about dance music. From its modest debut as a one- day event back in 2012, LSTD now resides as a weekend-long stain in the calendar of Bristol’s Eastville Park at the end of May each year. LSTD has quickly developed a line-up a to compete with the biggest UK festival names as well as a loyal following who eagerly snap up each day’s 5000 tickets.
Our time at LSTD last year saw us kicking back and jumping up across the multiple stages to the likes of Hot Chip, Joy Orbison, Skream, Shy FX, Hot 8 Brass Band, Dizzee Rascal and Stormzy. This year, Exetera have been invited back and we’re excited to see some returning acts but also some new faces, to name just a few: Little Dragon, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Kano, My Nu Leng and TQD. Events such as these are renowned for showcasing new and independent talent and Love Saves The Day is no exception as a loud, vibrant and highly appropriate extension of Bristol’s music scene, a seemingly unstoppable force which has spawned some of the UK’s biggest music names for decades. Now halfway into its own, we fully expect LSTD to once again be a cracker of a weekend with sun, good food and most importantly great acts and all that comes with them. With tickets, still available; we expect to see you there!