Man! It’s crazy to think that we’ve hit May already! Sure, 2017’s blessed with some epic albums thus far but where has the time gone?! Apart from delivering one of our best issues yet, here at Wordplay HQ we’ve done nowhere near as much of the stuff we’d conned ourselves into saying we’d do at the start of the year! However, fear not! As the old adage declares- every cloud has a silver lining!
We may nearly be halfway through the year but for the music fraternity that means one thing; festival season! Kicking things off at the end of the month is one of our firm favourites, the Bristol-based Love Saves The Day. Now into it’s sixth year, the festival once again descends on Eastville Park over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend (Sat 27th & Sun 28th May) for another dose of good vibes and great music.
This year’s line-up is one of it’s most diverse yet; celebrating a whole host of soundscapes and stylings. Saturday plays host to the more electronically and experimentally inclined, with the likes of Mura Masa, Zed Bias, Crazy P, Fatima Yamaha and Nao playing the undercard to it’s headliners, Little Dragon. The weekend then further ups the energy levels as it rolls into Sunday that a includes a feast of Grime and Soundsystem heavyweights in the shape of Kano, D Double E, P Money, Shy FX and Toddla T, alongside the leaders of the next generation, the likes of Novelist, AJ Tracey, Stefflon Don and Nadia Rose. Local favourites My Nu Leng and Eva Lazarus will undoubtably draw crowds before Fat Freddy’s Drop see out the weekend’s finale.
That’s just a small sample of what’s on offer. If last year’s atmosphere was anything to go by, you’re in for a treat. If you’ve heard enough, it’s time to act. Tickets are now down to limited numbers so do the smart thing and grab yourself some from here. Once you’ve done that, check out last year’s highlight reel below and the festival from our perspective in preparation for the festivities.