A Guide to Bristol’s Spring Music Festivals

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Love Saves the Day

The emergence of springtime in the UK reminds us that we can indeed spend time outside, and enjoy it! What better way to realise this than by booking tickets to one of Bristol's top Spring festivals? Here is the scoop on what's on over the next few months...

Love Saves the Day

Love Saves the Day Festival

Headlined this year by Fat Boy Slim, Bristol's largest annual festival Love Saves the Day is the king of the local festival scene - verified by its award-winning achievements. With 10 high-production stages from which to enjoy a huge range of dance, electronic, indie and hip-hop musicians, this year the show continues at a different venue: Ashton Court. With a friendly and inclusive vibe, enjoy the excellent stage installations and serious musical talent this year!

Bristol Folk Festival

Bristol Folk Festival

Bristol Folk Festival is taking place this year across three venues around the city including an opening night at the deeply atmospheric Bristol Cathedral located just off College Green. With a line-up over the weekend that features Lady Maisery, Fay Hield and Angeline Morrison - there is no better place to enjoy folk music in the city!

Where? The festival is held across Bristol Cathedral, Trinity and Bristol Folk House.

Outer Town Festival

Outer Town Festival 2023

Hosted across multiple venues (on just one street) in Bristol's Old Market, Outer Town Festival 2023 described itself as 'a one-day multi-venue extravaganza'. Sounds good, right? Consisting of performances from over 40 bands and seven stages including Courting, Ditz, Grandmas House, Gaffa Tape Sandy and after party DJs from 10pm, this event is guaranteed to be a whole lot of fun!

Where? Exchange, Old Market Assembly, Glitch, Elmers Arms, Ill Repute, To The Moon & Moor Beer.

Dot to Dot Festival

Dot To Dot Festival

Going ahead in May Dot To Dot Festival specialises in emerging talent on a global scale and takes place across two dates - one in Bristol and one in Nottingham. With 60+ artists now confirmed for the stage including The Murder Capital, Finn Foxell and Yard Act, this harbourside-based party is shaping up to be epic. Fingers crossed for the sun being out!

Where? Bristol Harbourside (more details to be announced).

Outdoor Old School Hip-Hop Summer Festival

Outdoor Old School Hip-Hop Summer Festival

After some seaside hip-hop? Outdoor Old School Hip-Hop Summer Festival at Weston-superMare's Tropicana will sort out your fix! Take in the banging tunes and party away to artists such as Dr Dre Orchestral Rendition and Fatman Scoop, perhaps taking the odd break to enjoy the rollercoaster rides and street food trucks & bars. Sounds incredible... Hurry with tickets, they have almost sold out!

Where?  The Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare.