In a city deserving of global recognition for its raves, festivals, and eclectic music scene, it is an absolute honour to announce that Love Saves The Day will be marking its 10th edition in a new location, one that holds a very special place in our hearts and the history books alike when it comes to outdoor events in Bristol.
From humble beginnings in Castle Park, to an incredible four years at Eastville Park, plus a one-off trip to The Downs, in 2022 Love Saves The Day will be making the move across the city to the iconic Ashton Court. Our most ambitious event to date, expect bigger lineups, increased production, even more stages and everything in our hearts, because after all, Love Saves The Day.
We can’t think of a better way to enjoy a bank holiday weekend than throwing a MASSIVE party and inviting you all to join us to commemorate ten years of our wonderful festival.
We are more than just a festival; we are proud to be part of Bristol’s arts and culture landscape - since our very first show all the way back in 2013. Our initiatives both within the festival gates and all throughout the year have ensured that we continue to work towards our events becoming as sustainable, inclusive, and as socially responsible as possible.
Our lineup has long championed the superstars of tomorrow and we pride ourselves in being one step ahead of the trends. We’ve given first-time festival stages to household names like Stormzy and Slowthai and, throughout our programming, we’ve provided early platforms for plenty of future musical icons such as My Nu Leng, Loyle Carner and Shanti Celeste, to name a few. 2022 will be no different - we’ll be continuing to advocate for the freshest new sounds from across the mainstream and underground music scenes.
We are proud to announce that Love Saves The Day has been awarded Bronze by the Attitude is Everything Charter of Best Practice. As a festival, each year we are continuing to assess our accessible facilities and are constantly striving to make the site and overall experience better for our deaf and disabled customers.
The following information provides details about the bookable accessible provisions at the festival. If you have any questions that are not answered below please contact email@example.com
If you would you like to register to use of any of following accessible facilities:
Personal Assistant Ticket
Lowered Bar Areas
Firstly, you will need to purchase a ticket in the usual way, and then complete the accessibility form by selecting the facilities you wish to use. You will also need to upload some supporting evidence along with your application. (Please read the form for details of suggested documents). Once you have submitted your form we will get back to you within two weeks to let you know if it has been approved.
Please note that submission of the form alone does not automatically guarantee eligibility for use of the accessible facilities.
If you have any queries about eligibility, please contact us prior to purchasing your ticket at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also book your standard tickets on the phone by calling SeeTickets on 08445790096
If you require the form in an alternative format please contact us at email@example.com or call 01179411611
Our accessible facilities will only be available to ticket holders who have pre-registered their requirements. This is to ensure that we have time to put appropriate provisions in place on site. Please complete the form no later than 29th April 2022. Information packs will be sent out to anyone who has successfully registered during the week before the event.
Festival Site Information
Love Saves The Day will be moving to Ashton Court Estate this year. Ashton Court is an open green-field site. It has some limited tarmac paths on the peripheral entrances and exits, however most of the space involves inclines and uneven terrain. While there will be some sheltered areas (some stalls and marquees), it is predominantly an open-air event. Ground conditions are therefore weather dependent, (if we experience extreme weather the ground may become muddy and the grass may well get churned up). This means that mobility across the site may become compromised. We ask you to consider this before purchasing a ticket.
There will be an induction loop at the Accessibility Box Office.
British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreters
Due to the amount of time required to book performance interpreters for our shows, anyone wishing to have the BSL service needs to contact the accessibility team at least three months prior to the event to ensure there is enough time to put the appropriate provision in place. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries.
We welcome assistance dogs on the site. There will be an area provided for toileting and drinking. Please let us know on your form if you are bringing one in advance of the event. To organise this please contact email@example.com.
Please note that strobe effects may be used at this event. However, there will not be any specific announcements prior to their use.
Accessoloo is an onsite changing facility with toilet, hoist and changing table that will be joining us. N.B. Please bring your own sling if you wish to use the hoist.
Medical Services and Welfare Area
We have an onsite Medical Tent with trained First Aiders should customers need this service.
Diverse Break Out Space
In addition, we have an onsite sensory break out space provided by Diverse UK. This space aims to provide a safe, low level stimulation and recalibration zone for those on the Autistic Spectrum or for those who need a place to have a moment of calm, rather than having to leave the festival.
If you have any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0117 941 1611
Please note: The disabled access facilities are for festival goers with permanent disabilities – pregnant women and people with recent injuries such as broken legs, hip replacements etc do not qualify.
We take our accessibility seriously and therefore there will be a small number of Mystery Shopper tickets available to disabled customers. For more information please go to the AIE website here.
Love Saves The Day is an over-18s event, we operate a challenge-25 policy, so be sure to bring your ID with you.
Please note there is no re-entry to the festival. Once you’re in, you’re in.
Please note, the following items are prohibited & will prevent entry to site:
Fireworks, laser pens, or flares
Alcohol, illicit drugs, or legal highs including nitrous oxides
Animals (with the exception of guide dogs)
Hi Vis waistcoats, jackets or vests
Bicycles or scooters
Food / Drink / Cool boxes / Picnic hampers
Pens or Paint
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (aka Drones)
Any form of seating other than wheelchairs
Anything which could be considered an offensive weapon or could cause danger or nuisance.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Love Saves The Day is -and always will be- for everyone, with all attending able to feel comfortable and safe whilst on-site. Please have a read of the below and remember to act with respect whilst attending Love Saves The Day.
Don't be a Dick. Be nice to each other.
Practice respect & consent for everyone’s boundaries.
Don’t be a bystander.
Speak to our team if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable or if you see anything happening to someone else that doesn't feel right.
We will not tolerate any kind of harassment or disrespectful behaviour.
Remember to look after yourself and each other as this will help create a safe & friendly environment.
We support the Halt Harassment Campaign.
Our staff across site are briefed to support you with any incident and to take all appropriate action. They are there to help you, please speak to them if anyone is making you feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
We are inspired by bringing together culture and community through festivals and events. We want our spaces to be inclusive of people from all backgrounds, diverse in output and a place where people can come together and share their knowledge, experience and culture in a space that is open and accessible for all.
If you would like to read our full Core Values statement, please click here.
DATE, TIME & LOCATION
Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd June
Doors open: 12:00
Last Entry: 20:00
Site address: Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN
Love Saves the Day takes place on the Spring bank holiday weekend (which is usually the last Monday in May). To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year, this has been pushed back to Thursday 2nd June and an extra Bank Holiday has been added on Friday 3rd June 2022.
2022 will see us bring home our biggest ever lineup to date, this will be announced early 2022. Please keep up to date with our announcements via our social media channels - if you turn notifications on then you will be first in the know.
Reusable Cup Scheme
We will once again be running our reusable cup scheme across all bars. There will be a levy on your first cup - if you always bring your empty cup back to the bar, you won’t be charged again.
During the weekend, please go to The Info Tent if you lose or find something. If you need to contact us about lost property after the show, please email email@example.com
We will be running a cloakroom as usual, this can be found at the Info Tent. The cost per item is £3.
We can’t allow attendees to bring their own food and drink into the venue. There will be plenty of reasonably-priced bars and traders on site providing a wide variety of refreshments all day long. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options will be available.
We encourage attendees to bring their own reusable water bottles, and there will be multiple water refilling stations around the site.
There should be food available to cater for most dietary requirements but please do check with each individual vendor in advance of purchasing food if you have particular requirements or allergies. If you have concerns or wish to speak with someone regarding a special dietary requirement which impacts your health, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Clothing & Footwear
Ashton Court is a more rural landscape than any of our previous sites, please make sure you dress for the weather and ground-conditions. Wear your party pants, but please make sure your footwear is sensible, and be ready to wear wellies if there has been heavy rainfall.
MY CAUSE VOLUNTEERS
Volunteer at festivals and raise money for a charity of your choice!
Volunteering is a gateway to making unforgettable friends while getting free entry to Love Saves The Day! Volunteering with My Cause UK means you become part of a community that is exciting, adventurous and passionate about making a change in the world we live in.
For more information & details on how to apply, head here.
We need skilled bar staff to help ensure the smooth running of the bar operation at Love Saves the Day 2022.
Be part of the finest bar crew in the West!
For more info and to apply, click here.
All government Covid restrictions have now been lifted, in line with the government and council advice we will not be asking for evidence of negative lateral flow tests or proof of vaccination at this year's festival.
However, we would like to kindly request that if you have cold and flu-like symptoms or feel unwell, please stay home and don't risk spreading it around.
Once on site we have designated hand wash and sanitiser stations around site, please remember to use them!
If the last few years have taught us anything, it is that health must come first, and we have to look after ourselves and each other.
Love Saves The Day is committed to making our event more sustainable. Reducing the impact our festival has on the planet is a priority in every element of the festival, from planning and production to sales and marketing. We want artists and festival-goers to arrive with an eco-conscious attitude and willingness to respect the site and our wider planet.
The festival is our love letter to music and its community. Born from a desire to offer the city of Bristol an eclectic access to UK and international artists, Love Saves The Day has been growing and deepening its missions for 11 years. We've always believed that festivals are an essential part of the economic and social cohesion of a society, and should be valued as such in the UK. We do recognise however that events inevitably have an impact on our immediate surroundings and the planet. Our goal is to play a valuable role in leading the way in implementing systemic changes that could impact/support businesses in Bristol and the society to face the climate change emergency already in motion.
LOVE SAVES TOMORROW
AN INCLUSIVE & SUSTAINABLY MINDED FESTIVAL
We view sustainability by the prism of its 3 pillars - Social, Economic, Environment. Having an intersectional approach to sustainability is essential to create a thriving ecosystem of local businesses, collaboration, circular economies and environmental awareness needed to tackle the current climate emergency. We engage ourselves to apply and promote a REFUSE - REDUCE - REUSE - REPURPOSE - RECYCLE mind frame in everything we do.
We have signed up to the Drastic on Plastic pledge and will no longer be using single use plastic on our festival site. Due to being a single use plastic, and in-line with our sustainability policy and Love Saves Tomorrow ethos, glitter (including bioglitter) is now banned on site.
What can you do to help?
Bring a reusable water bottle
Recycle your waste in the appropriate bins
Eat at least one veggie meal onsite
Shop your LSTD outfits second hand or borrow them
Be kind, don’t be a bystander & Leave No Trace
What are we doing to make a difference?
We made 2021 our “Year Zero'' to gain a clear understanding of our habits, patterns and impact on the environment. We will come back with a deeper strategy at the beginning of 2022 for our new event format at Ashton Court·
We signed the Vision: 2025 pledge, an event industry initiative that aims to inspire events to measure their environmental impacts and reduce them by 50% by 2025. Find out more www.vision2025.org.uk
In 2021, we held some simple & key sustainable standards across site:
Calculate & monitor our environmental impact
Balance the Love Bus’ carbon emissions with ecolibrium
Use HVO fuel & Hybrid generators to power our site
Encouraged our traders to use organic, local & seasonal food
Discourage use of single-use plastic cups, cutlery, straws and food containers
Encourage refillable water bottle use for audience, crew and artists
Reusable cup deposit scheme available at bars
Assist artists in their conscious effort towards greener riders
Book an inclusive and diverse line-up while investing in grassroots talents
Make our site as accessible as possible for all, working towards Attitude is Everything's Charter of Best Practice
Partner with Big Team CiC to help diversify our workforce at the festival
Engage and partner with community and charity lead organisations
Support the “Safer Spaces” campaign from the AIF
Support the Halt Harassment campaign in Bristol
Commit to create a safe, inclusive and fun environment for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, ability, mental health, sex, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, political views, religious beliefs or appearance.
Our primary ticket agent is See Tickets. Any tickets bought via the Love Saves The Day website or official social channels will have been booked through them. These will be sent direct to your email address as e-tickets. If you haven't received a confirmation email within 48 hours of purchase (and have checked they are not in your spam folder) please follow this link:
Please note, tickets will be emailed out 2 weeks prior to the event.
A separate ticket is required for each day. If you have purchased a two-day ticket, please ensure that you bring your ticket on both days.
Please only buy tickets from authorised agents. Beware of touts and unauthorised ticket agents selling tickets as there is no guarantee of their authenticity. You will be refused entry if you attempt to use a counterfeit ticket. Please note that tickets are non-transferable.
Affordable Ticket Scheme
We want to make our event as accessible as possible, please contact us if you would like to attend but are facing financial difficulties. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Trader applications for Love Saves The Day are now closed!
We'll soon be revealing the list of delicious food and drink traders appearing at this years festival, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
For anyone interested in trading at next years event, please check back here at the start of 2023!
There is no general public parking on the site. There will be road closures and parking exclusions in the surrounding area, so please come to the festival on foot, by bike or public transport.
There is an allocated drop off/pick up point a few minutes walk from the festival site for taxis/Uber.
We have a limited amount of bike parking. If you would like to use it, please make sure you bring a lock. All bikes are left at owner’s risk.
The Love Bus is back!
Just £2 for a return ticket
The Love Bus stops include:
Temple Meads Station
The centre, by the water fountains. Stop C6 (opposite Radisson Blue Hotel)
Love Saves The Day festival site
10:30 - 13:30 (every 15 minutes) // 13:30 - 18:00 (every 10 minutes) // 18:00 - 21:30 (every 15 minutes) // 21:30 - site is clear (every 10 minutes)
We have also partnered up with Big Green Coach as our national coach partner who offer a wide range of destinations in order to get you to and from the site on both days of the event. For more info please click here
We will have a fully equipped Medical Centre on site that will be manned by qualified staff. Please make yourself aware of its location as you enter the festival. If you suspect somebody is unwell take him or her to the Medical Centre. If in severe cases they are not moving, please do not attempt to move them. Alert a Steward immediately who will call for the exact help needed.
If you take any medication regularly remember to bring it with you and make your friends aware of any illness or allergies you may have. Look after yourself and those around you.
The Welfare Tent is located right next to the Medical Centre. If you need to grab a quiet five minutes or just want someone to talk to, the Welfare Tent provides a safe and non-judgemental space to do this.