Love Saves The Day Doesn’t Stop At Sundown

On the 28 & 29th of May, Bristol’s favourite festival Love Saves The Day was back for its yearly rendition at Eastville Park. The weekend was up there with one of the best we’ve attended and with a sell out crowd, musical heavyweights and glorious sunshine, I doubt many people will disagree. Following the two day festival, party goers were given the opportunity to carry on the party long into the night with after parties at Motion and Lakota on both nights.

We were lucky enough to get the opportunity to attend Love Saves The Night at Motion and Marble Factory on the Sunday. The line up included My Nu Leng, Section Boyz, Nyta and DJ Barely legal and this was only the Main room! Headliners My Nu Leng featuring Dread MC lived up to their reputation and provided a set which made the tired crowd reenergised, playing a party set with bass influences for ninety minutes. Special guests The Section Boys put on a show with a grime masterclass which even non-grime fans would’ve enjoyed. NYTA, also known as Mensah from his dubstep days, showed us that making the switch from dubstep, he still draws in crowds and is a big player on the UK bass scene. This showed us the change was seamless.


Marble Factory was also open that night and was graced by American Hip Hop producer Just Blaze. Our highlight of his set was when he played ‘Blinded by the Lights’ by The Streets, which really gave the crowd nostalgia from the fantastic weekend. Breakage, who played after Just Blaze, also did a very good job of picking up the crowd, playing a mixture of drum and bass, jungle and also throwing in some dubstep influences. The Tunnel, which was hosted by Gully Bristol had Kaizen Records boss Madam X as there headliner. Her set included tracks such as grime instrumental ‘Ghetto Kyote’ mixed in with Enei and Chimpo’s collaboration ‘Headtop’. She also played some new productions off her own label like Silas and Snare – Biometric. Following Madam X were Bristol-based Hi5ghost and Boofy. As part of record label Bandulu, they are known for their insane amount of dub plates and lived up to that reputation by playing them. After such a good weekend, this was seen as the icing on the cake and it did not disappoint one bit! We would like to thank everyone at Motion and Marble Factory for giving us the opportunity in attending this and we had a great time!

Venue – 8/10

DJ/Band – 8/10

Music – 7/10

Overall – 8/10


Tom Evans


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