Love Saves The Day 2021: How to get there, lineup, banned items and more

One of Bristol’s biggest music festivals kicks off next weekend with some huge acts set to perform across four main stages.

Love Saves The Day will take place on Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5 and is almost sold out, with tens of thousands of revellers set to attend each day.

Co-founder Dave Harvey said festival organisers are “beyond excited” to welcome back revellers.

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Speaking to Access All Areas, he said: “It feels pretty surreal to be gearing up to finally get back in a field after the crippling uncertainty of the last 18 months.

“We are beyond excited to get back to what we love doing best with a really exciting lineup, focussed on the wealth of amazing UK talent with a heavy Bristol focus this year, which is something we only want to develop further. The line-up really shows the wealth of talent the country’s got to offer right now.”

Below is everything you need to know about the cherished two-day festival.

Location and capacity

Bristol’s Love Saves The Day (LSTD) is moving to Clifton Downs with an increased capacity of 25,000 people per day.

It is usually held at Eastville Park with 23,000 people.

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Lineup

Doors will open at midday on both days, with music finishing at 11pm on Saturday and 10pm on Sunday.

This year’s sold-out event will feature four main stages playing host to dozens of acts covering a wide range of genres.

Major acts performing live across the weekend include Mahalia, Little Simz, Slowthai, Ghetts and Pa Salieu. Saturday will also see a live set from Bristol favourites Elder Island.

As ever at Love Saves The Day there’s a feast of drum & bass to enjoy, with DJs from the genre including Shy FX, Clipz, Hybrid Minds and BCee.

The full lineup for Saturday and Sunday can be seen below:

How to get there

Love Saves The Day is moving to Clifton Downs for this year’s event. The address for those arriving by car or taxi is: Circular Road, BS9 1NE.

The festival will be running a shuttle bus service to and from the festival from city centre locations.

The buses will operate between Bristol Temple Meads, the city centre and Clifton Downs on a circular route from 11.30am until an hour after the festival finishes each night.

Shuttle bus tickets cost £5 for return travel and can be purchased from ticket sellers or the driver using contactless payment options or cash where contactless is not possible.

These are valid for onward travel via the First Bus Bristol network. Single journey tickets will also be available for those just using the bus to leave the event.

There is no general public parking on the site. There will be road closures and parking exclusions in the surrounding area, so organisers advise coming 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.

There is a limited amount of bike parking on site.

Coronavirus policy

A statement from the festival reads: “To get into the festival you can either take a NHS lateral flow test on the day of the event, receive a negative result and upload this to the NHS website and show the confirmation email, text, or pass on the NHS app.

“Or show you are fully vaccinated or have natural immunity on the NHS app.

“This is a condition of the event being given permission to take place from Bristol City Council and Public Health.”

The statement adds: “We would encourage all attendees to wear a mask if they use buses to get to the site and for everyone to wear masks in the queue for and as you pass through the main gates into the event.

Love Saves The Day
The festival is one of the biggest in Bristol
(Image: TEAM LOVE)

“You should also consider wearing masks when joining queues for bars, concessions and toilets.

“There will be increased hand washing and hand sanitizing stations around the site.

“We have increased the number of crew in our sanitation team and there will be extra cleaning of high touch points

“Do not attend the festival if you have any symptoms, have tested positive, you are in quarantine or have been contacted by NHS instructing you to self-isolate.”

What happens if you test positive before event?

Anyone with a ticket to either day of the festival who tests positive for coronavirus following a PCR test is asked to contact organisers to discuss the possibility of a refund.

Organisers can be contacted on enquiries@lovesavestheday.org.

Search policy / banned items

Selfie sticks will be one of the things banned at Saturday's festivities
Selfie sticks are banned from the event

For the safety of customers and staff, security will be conducting “stringent searches” at the gate. Anyone found to be carrying illicit items will have them confiscated, and may be removed from the festival and handed over to the police where necessary.

Do not attempt to bring any of the following items inside the festival:

  • Fireworks, laser pens, or flares

  • Alcohol, illicit drugs, or legal highs including nitrous oxides

  • Animals (with the exception of guide dogs)

  • Selfie sticks

  • Umbrellas

  • Glass

  • Cans

  • Hi Vis waistcoats, jackets or vests

  • Bicycles or scooters

  • Chairs

  • 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

The festival cannot take responsibility for any item retained by security at the gates – these items will be disposed of. To reduce waiting times at the gate, only bring necessary items with you to the event.

Can you camp overnight?

Although Love Saves The Day is two-day festival, there is no option to camp on the site. The festival will close when the music finishes at 11pm.

Organisers advise looking at hotel, Airbnb or hostel options in the centre of Bristol for those who don’t live in the city.

Emergency services

Full emergency services at the festival include:

  • Police
  • Ambulance
  • Fire Services

If you need any assistance, do not call 999 as the festival has everything needed on site. There will be an “ample number” of stewards and security around the festival who can be called upon for assistance.

Lost property

If you lose or find something at the festival, go to the Information tent. All lost property from the festival will be kept in the Love Saves The Day office for a month after the event. Contact enquiries@lovesavestheday.org to enquire about your item.

Are there still tickets?

If you’re hoping on attending the festival you’re in luck, as although the majority of tickets have sold out, there’s still a handful on sale for both Saturday and Sunday – as well as the entire weekend.

For more information and to snap up one of the last remaining tickets, head to Love Saves The Day’s website.

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