Spirits were certainly not dampened by the summer downpour at Love Saves The Day festival in Castle Park, Bristol this weekend.
Thousands of people made their way to the sell-out dance festival in the heart of Bristol on Sunday. Despite the day time drizzle fans turned up in droves to support the likes of Jessie Ware, who managed to get a field full of fans waving their umbrella’s and singing along to former backing singer Jessie’s current single 110%, which she performed with faultless vocals.
Annie Mac was next to warm up the main arena, smashing out some brilliant Jay-Z and Drake dance remixes, followed by youngsters Disclosure, brothers aged 17 and 20 who lit up the main stage, thanking their booming audience graciously, saying it was ‘lovely’ to be playing in Bristol.
Dance music was not the only sound of the day with the Dance Off arena boasting Sticky and the nostalgic garage sound of DJ Luck and MC Neat, who played their classics Sambucca and A Little Bit Of Luck to the crowd stomping their wellies on a raised dancing platform adorned with vines and camouflage netting.
Love for the Jubilee weekend was clearly displayed in the Jubilee marquee, which provided some much needed shelter from the English summer weather, reggae from the aptly named Rainy But Funky, and hip hop jazz artist Mr Scruff whose popularity saw mile long queues round the tent to catch an earful of his 4 hour long set.
The one-day event also included sets from Bonobo, UK rap legend Roots Manuva, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Maya Jane Coles, Jamie Jones and Joy Orbison. Bristol acts also got a look in too with the well-known veteran DJ Derek and Joker among local acts featured.
See you again next year Bristol!
Words: Tania Willis