Love Saves The Day launch sustainability awareness campaign

Love Saves The Day launch sustainability awareness campaign

Posted on: 17 May 2022

Organisers have outlined plans to drastically reduce the environmental impact of the much-loved annual festival.


The team behind renowned Bristol festival Love Saves The Day have launched an in-house sustainability awareness campaign, with just a few weeks to go before they take over the iconic Ashton Court for the first time.


This year, as LSTD celebrates its tenth birthday, the festival is partnering with Music Declares Emergency, alongside a number of other prominent events, in line with the No Music on a Dead Planet initiative. 


The campaign has been set up to reduce the environmental impact of the festival itself and promote good sustainability practices among artists and attendees.



Making their debut on Ashton Court on the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend (Thursday 2 & Friday 3 June), the LSTD team are dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of their new surroundings and encouraging attendees to respect and protect them. 


During the buildup to the festival, organisers will be sharing the steps they're taking to ensure that partying and caring for the planet go hand-in-hand, tackling waste issues, food consumption, water usage and more. 


Initiatives include banning single-use plastic from the festival site (including glitter!), bringing reusable water bottles to the festival, promoting responsible fashion choices, and increasing the number of vegetarian and vegan food options available across the weekend.


Festival-goers are encouraged to use low-emission transport to get to the site. As well as arranging a £2 return shuttle bus from Temple Meads Station, the LSTD team have partnered with Big Green Coach to minimise travel emissions of those arriving from further afield.


The festival are also urging attendees to walk or cycle where possible, with a bike lock park located at Ashton Court Mansion car park.


Speaking on yesterday's (Monday 16 May) launch, Team Love's Sustainability Manager Pauline Bourden said: “The festival is our love letter to music, its communities, and the planet.


“We believe we have a responsibility to inspire awareness and changes in the local area, emphasising the duty of care towards future generations and communities, to make sure they can also experience the benefits of live music, arts, and culture for years to come.”



Love Saves The Day 2022 - What can we expect?


No strangers to a big booking, Love Saves The Day have gone all out for their latest edition, having been forced to postpone their 2020 festival and reschedule to from May to September in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.


On the opening day (Thursday 2 June), Bicep top the bill with their world-renowned live set, joined on the main stage by Kurupt FM, Jayda G, Folamour, Ray BLK and revered drill artist Unknown T among others.


Centred around house & techno, the Thursday lineup also features Bristol's own Eats Everything, internationally-renowned DJ and radio host The Blessed Madonna, breakout London-based selector Yung Singh and many more.



The following day, bass veterans Chase & Status will be delivering another unmissable live set in front of a Westcountry crowd, closing a huge main stage lineup that also features the likes of CASISDEAD, Mura Masa and Potter Payper.


Elsewhere on Friday, Andy C, Wilkinson and My Nu Leng are just a few standout acts in a star-studded, bass-centric lineup.


As always, hometown attendees can expect to see a raft of familiar faces on-stage at LSTD 2022, with Ellis Roberts, Ellie Stokes, Emz, Alya L, Danielle, Manami, Daisy Moon, GotSome, Om Unit, Batu, Concrete Jungyals and Grove among the local artists performing across the weekend.


A handful of Bristol-based crews will be hosting their own stage takeovers, too, including drum & bass frontrunners The Blast, renowned party starters Bitch, Please! and the team.



Celebrating ten years in 2022, Love Saves The Day is undoubtedly one of Bristol's best-loved annual festivals. 


From humble beginnings in Castle Park, the event has gone from strength to strength over the years, hosting some of the world's most in-demand contemporary artists year in, year out.


The festival took place in the expansive Eastville Park for several years before hitting The Downs in 2021, and has now found a new home in Ashton Court. 


With just a few weeks to go until Love Saves The Day open the gates to their tenth edition, Thursday, Friday and full weekend tickets are all at final release. Find all the info and secure your tickets here.

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