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Bristol is home to one of the most amazing music scenes in the UK, so head down to Love Saves The Day to experience it first hand. There’s loads’ happening, so Volt Café has narrowed it down and created an A-Z of Love Saves The Day.
 
A – APOCALYPSO STAGE

The tribal and tropical carnival Apocalypso Stage is home to an electric line-up of Âme, Craig Richards, Shy FX and Leon Vynehall. Head to the tropical island for an amazing mix grime, drum n bass and garage legends.
 
B – BRISTOL MUSIC SCENCE

It may not be as internationally prolific as Berlin or Detroit’s music scene, but Bristol’s music scene is unique and special. Experience the admired music scene and head to Love Saves The Day.
 
C – COCKTAILS AND DREAMS

Have a drink with Bristol’s most prolific party starters. Icarus, Apex Collective and Dutty Girl and all manner of house, techno and disco artists will be gracing the beach hut.
 
D – DANCE OFF

Forget boxing, challenge yourself in a serious dance off. The usual mix of mayhem and madness will combine with the most jaw-dropping sound system; you won’t want to keep still.
 
E – DJ EZ

Catch DJ EZ’s third consecutive year playing at Love Saves The Day. Famous for his crazy performances and electric grunge sets, DJ EZ is not to be missed.

https://soundcloud.com/djez
 
F – FOUR TET

Eschewing traditional pop songs was probably the wisest career move Kieran Hebden, more commonly known as FOUR TET, could have made. This post-rock and electronic musician creates abstract approaches to traditional elements of hip hop, electronica, jazz and grime. Make sure to catch his mind-blowing sets.

https://soundcloud.com/four-tet
 
G – GRANDMASTER FLASH

This iconic hip-hop DJ will be bringing his infamous and legendary spin skills to Bristol for this year’s Love Saves The Day. This celebrated New York DJ will spin tracks from across the decades, like Blondie, Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band, Queen and Chic. There’s something for everyone.

https://soundcloud.com/dj-grandmaster-flash
 
H – HUNGRY?

Food waste art installations are the craziest form of sculture out there! Learn about the food waste process with sculptures and installations created to decorate the Food Rescue Ambulance. With materials provided from Freecycle, expect the unexpected! It’s cool to be green.
 
I – I DO!

Declare your undying love in the inflatable church for the most bouncy castle-esque wedding around. Enter the competition, come covered in glitter and get hitched by the ‘vicar’. Spread the love.
 
J – JUST JACK

The Just Jack extended family are taking over the love shack themed Brouhaha Stage for two nights of electric fun. Saturday will kick off with Soundstream and Dyed Soundorom, whilst Sunday will play host to the legenday Channel One Sound System.
 
K – KARAOKE HORSE BOX

With cocktails provided some oomph for your power ballad, visit the pop-up Horse Box Karaoke bar and sing your heart out. Lip sync for your life RuPaul style, or play Cillaoke (a Blind Date for perfectly matched voices); let the singing games begin.
 
L – LOVE BUS

Be carbon-friendly this festival and use the shuffle bus and organised bike rides to help keep Bristol Europe’s Green Capital. It’s cool to be green.
 
M – MASS PILLOW FIGHT

Dive into the Land of Soft Things and enter the pillow jacuzzi. Relax amongst thousands of pillows…until a pillow fight breaks out.
 
N – NO SLEEPING

Make sure you get enough sleep for you hit Love Saves The Day. There’s an almost 24 hour line up, including the after parties. Doors will open at Motion, Lakota, Marble Factory, Coroners Court and countless other venues with names such as Gorgon City and David Rodigan, so don’t bother bringing your sleeping bag.
 
O – ORDERELLA

Make sure you download Orderella before you get to Love Saves The Day. Allowing you to order and pay for drinks whilst you’re out and about, and sending you a text when their ready to be collected, Orderella is going to make your life a lot easier, and with less queuing.

www.orderella.co.uk
 
P – PARADISO STAGE

Experience a night like no other at the exotic Arabian night themed Paradiso stage. Featuring Four Tet, Tale Of Us, Jackmaster and George Fitzgerald, get set for nights on insanity.
 
Q – QUOTABLY

“We’re upping our game with a new home, our best line-up yet and a bigger, better festival. This year is going to be a momentous one for Love Saves The Day“, said Tom Paine, Festival Director.
 
R – ROLLERDISCO

Glide into the legendary BUMP rollerdisco at Love Saves The Day. The stand alone rink has a huge range of vintage skates and DJs at all hours for you to twist and turn (and fall over) to. Don’t forget your leg warmers.
 
S – SHAMBARBER

If you’re lucky, you’ll find the secluded area of Eastville Park that is home to flamboyant and deviant Shambarber fun. With headliners that will make your world go round, the best that Bristol has to offer, make sure you don’t miss out.
 
T – TWISTED THEATRE

Attention Major Tom! This year Twisted Theatre are bringing their ‘Space Cadet Experience’ to Love Saves The Day. Dodge black holes, glide through galaxies and touch the Milky Way.
 
U – UNMISSABLE AFTERPARTYS

Following the success of last years after parties, the Love Saves The Day team have put together another set of post festival soirees, allowing the Love Saves The Day family to continue the party once the festival gates close. Doors will open at Motion, Lakota, Marble Factory, Coroners Court, Blue Mountain and the Big Chill with well loved names including Gorgon City, Julio Bashmore, David Rodigan and B Traits
 
V – VOGUEING

A programme of workshops will make creative education fun again. From vogueing to pom pom making, see what creative outlets you can grasp amongst the whirlwind madness of Love Saves The Day.
 
W – WOW

Having made it’s debut in Bristol nearly three years ago, Love Saves The Day was started as a one-day event organised by the talented minds behind Glastonbury Dance Village’s WOW! Stage, with help from In:Motion and Global Gathering.
 
X – XTRA

With mere days to go before the festival, the very special Sunday headliner is yet to be announced. Keep an eye out and get excited – it’s going to be a big one.
 
Y – YOU’VE DAYS LEFT

It’s nearly time for Love Saves The Day! If you haven’t got your tickets yet make sure your grab them – it’s this weekend!
 
Z – ZZZ

It’s probably a good idea to get some sleep before you hit Love Saves The Day. There’s something on almost every hour of the day, with main line-ups, after parties and early morning revelries.

 
LINKS & FURTHER INFO
lovesavestheday.org
Bank Holiday Weekend, 23rd & 24th May 2015
Eastville Park,
Fishponds Road,
Eastville,
Bristol, BS5.

TICKETS
lovesavestheday.org/tickets

 
Word by Annie Lunnon and Danielle Westwood
Illustration by Josie Tucker

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