Returning to the successful new location of Ashton Court in Bristol following the move in 2022, Love Saves The Day festival returns for 2023 this bank holiday weekend on the 27th and 28th May with their biggest most versatile line up yet.
Announcing the best international and local acts over the past few months, the line up includes electronic titans and legendary acts including Four Tet, The Sugababes, Kelis, Overmono, Fatboy Slim, Years & Years, SG Lewis and more. However this year, we share our picks of rising artists amongst the household names who’s deserving success and talent should not be missed at the festival. With thousands of festivals goers set to touch down on the site this weekend, make sure you’re one of those who adds the following to your must see list.
First up, heading to the Ashton Court estate on 27th May is DJ-producer, Melle Brown. Playing the Brouhaha stage at 2PM, expect soulful house grooves mixed with the perfect blend of feel good energy and party flavours for an afternoon boogie. A firm one to watch on the scene, Melle is supported by the likes of Jamz Supernova, where she released her Intersection EP on Jamz’ Future Bounce label featuring GRAMMY nominated, Tiana Major9. Elsewhere, she continues to cement her credible name with releases on Monki’s &Friends label, collaborated with Annie Mac on “Feel About You” and became a Defected resident after winning the Defected Unsung Heroes 2022 competition, amongst many other impressive accolades. Not one to be missed in the basking sunshine.
Next up on Saturday, salute takes to the iconic Centre stage at 6PM. Gaining notable acclaim in recent months, the Austrian born, Manchester based producer looks forward to his set at Love Saves The Day following the success of his release “All About U” alongside his Condition II EP, the second of an EP trilogy. A versatile artist, salute is able to create glistening electronic tracks perfect for radio whilst making a name for himself on the club circuit with underground anthems and a mesmerising, genre bending approach to his sets that cross the worlds of house, techno, disco, garage and more. Check out his Boiler Room below for a taste of what to expect this weekend.
Moving into Sunday, one of Scotland’s finest Hayley Zalassi takes to the decks at 5PM on the Paradiso stage. For those who are fans of LF SYSTEM, Denis Sulta, t e s t p r e s s, Jasper James, Ewan McVicar and more, the Glaswegian has been swiftly on the rise in recent months and marks the next wave of impeccable talent to come from the magical land of the scots. Not only a DJ and producer, Hayley is a soulful vocalist where her vocals graced her now biggest record to date, “Strange Faces”, with Big Miz.
Having already played Creamfields, TRNSMT, Otherlands, and going b2b with Kerri Chandler in Sub Club whilst most recently playing at her first Boiler Room at FLY Open Air, Hayley now adds Love Saves The Day to her list of ongoing achievements. Check her out in action below and prepared to have your mind blown, a definite one to watch this weekend.
Meanwhile playing at 5.45PM in The Big Top, Girls Don’t Sync continue on the festival festivities into the evening. Bringing much needed inclusivity and the energy to underrepresented dance floors worldwide, Girls Don’t Sync are a driven, all-female group of DJs, producers and curators who have been leaving their mark on the scene since a huge breakthrough moment in 2021 with one of the most watched Mixmag Lab’s of the year. Fast forward to 2023 and their fresh take of garage, house, bass and beyond has made them a must see act at Glastonbury, Boomtown, Parklife and more. The same goes for Love Saves The Day this year as they continue to amaze behind the decks with their unmatched energy.
With the most versatile line up yet and a new stage added into the mix, not to mention a beautiful predicted weather forecast, Love Saves The Day is set to excel itself yet again. Connect with Love Saves on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For individual day splits and more information please head to the Love Saves The Day website.