Love Saves The Day 2016 Review

Tom Whitehead arrived at Bristol's Eastville Park last Sunday to take in the final day of Love Saves The Day. Read his review here.

Mike Warburton

Date published: 2nd Jun 2016

Photo: Love Saves The Day Credit: Tom Horton

The sun was shining over an eager crowd of music lovers heading to Bristol’s Eastville Park. It was the second and final day of music festival, Love Saves the Day. The setting couldn't be more perfect and the fun loving vibes were almost visible.

We started the day by heading over to the Cloud 9 stage where Kiko Bun was in full flow. A mixture or reggae and dub poured out to the festival goers and Kiko spread the love with his satisfying vocals. 

Katy B represented the female contingent on Cloud 9 with her troupe of dancers and a more than glamorous DJ. The red-headed pop star was full of energy and delivered songs like 'Turn the Music Louder' (below) and classic hit 'Lights On' with gusto.

Congo Natty might not be a Bristol local but nobody represents the culture of the city more than him. Performing on stage with his daughters the Jungle powerhouse mixed reggae, grime, dub, and drum and bass. When he dropped Bob Marley’s' 'One Love' the crowd sung along in blissful harmony and one of the highlights of the festival was realised.

Drum and Bass legend, Goldie, performed his set from the Arcadia afterburner. Looking down from the futuristic contraption he blasted out deep and bassy beats across Eastville Park as the piercing sun shone down on the music loving audience.

As the dark began to fall Hudson Mohawke performed in the paradiso tent - his tranced-out beat mash ups were another festival high point. The Scottish DJ never holds back and his dimly lit shadow was praised by the adoring and enthusiastic crowd. 

Grime general Dizzee Rascal was to close the festival on the main stage. Hot on the heels of his tour of America he brought his usual energy and crowd-worthy bangers. Tracks like 'Bonkers' and 'Holiday' brought the crowd to hyped up euphoria and the MC delivered his set like a seasoned pro. The crowd screamed for the encore and the London legend ended a truly great festival.

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