Love Saves The Day organisers praised for 'overwhelmingly positive' event

By Estel Farell Roig

The organisers of Love Saves The Day have been praised by the city council and the police.

In a festival of firsts, the multi-genre music event took place last weekend at the Clifton Downs, where it was held for the first time with an increased capacity from its previous home at Eastville Park.

Normally kicking off festival season in late May, for the first time Love Saves The Day happened in September.

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And now both the council and the police have issued statements commenting on how the festival went.

A Bristol City Council spokesperson said: “We work closely with organisers of events and festivals throughout Bristol, including this one, to ensure they can take place as safely as possible.

“The response to the weekend event on the Downs has been overwhelmingly positive and we were pleased to see such an event being enjoyed in the city again.

"Three complaints were received by our events team and, as well as responding to those, we have been working with the organisers as they ensure the removal of litter and waste, in accordance with the terms of the hire of the site."

Avon and Somerset Police said it wasn't called to any incidents at the festival over the weekend.

Ch Insp Rob Cheeseman: “It’s a great positive for our city to be able to hold events on the size and scale of Loves Saves the Day and still ensure all those attending can do so safely.

“Our priority will always be to protect the welfare and safety of everyone who attends large-scale events like this and we’ll continue to work in partnership with organisers to achieve this.”

Yesterday (September 6), just as this year's festival drew to a close, Love Saves The Day made an announcement regarding next year's event.

Team Love announced the festival will return to its usual date of May/June next year, but that it will move to another location which hasn't been announced yet.

Love Saves The Day first took place at Castle Park in 2012 and returned for its ninth edition last weekend.

Around 50,000 people descended upon Clifton Downs across the three days to enjoy a weekend packed full of music, good times and great weather.

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