With the official start of spring out of the way, we are hurtling inevitably toward the beginning of the Bristol festival season and general good times: Love Saves the Day, returning to Eastville Park on 27-28 May. Although the main stage lineup – including Little Dragon and Fat Freddy’s Drop – was announced back in January, organisers continue to drip-feed us lineup announcements from their 10+ stages.
Love Saves the Day is by a long way not just about main stage action – part of the beauty of Love Saves is that you’re only ever half a field and a few sips of cider away from a completely different sound from one of the festival’s independent (not a Redbull logo in sight) stage partners.
There’s a few unofficial truths when it comes to Love Saves the Day that loyal attendees have learned over the years – if you’re only going to buy a day ticket (not recommended), Sunday is for the bass heads. And Cloud 9 is the unofficial second stage – bringing to the table acts that weight-for-weight rival main stage headliners.
Cloud 9 is the unofficial second stage – bringing to the table acts that weight-for-weight rival main stage headliners
This year, the honour of hosting Cloud 9 on Sunday was bestowed upon Bristol bass music peddlers The Blast, who are bringing us sets from best album MOBO-winner Kano and Bristol’s My Nu Leng; plus some darker grime from D Double E, garage and bassline from TQD and Holy Goof, and some Sunday bashment from Toddla T.
To help get us in the mood, The Blast have put together a playlist of tunes you can expect to hear on the day. Make sure your bass is cranked up –