Tram's Essentials: #09 - Big Love Festval

Josh Rawlings / Mar 29, 2017

Now that the days are getting warmer and the nights longer it’s almost time to dust the sleeping bags and air out the tent - festival season will soon be upon us. First on our long list of attendance is Big Love; an intimate festival with a pulsating vibe and killer setting that takes place from the 28th April through to the 1st May.

Big Love is a small, party focussed festival based out of Cardiff and Bristol which takes pride in its DIY approach, providing an atmosphere and sense of community like no other. Boasting endless acts of live music, dingy warehouse parties and mystic woodland discos this is one party not to be missed. This soiree is set to take place in the grounds of Baskerville Hall; the previous home of both Fantasia and Boom Town.

 

 

This year’s line up hosts a number of well seasoned acts from a whole range of genres. For those that desire some classic hip-hop, Big Love brings you KRS-One aka Lawrence Parker the rapper behind classics such Sound of da Police and MC's Act like They Don’t Know.

If you’re more of a disco-dancer than a hip-hopper then Horse Meat Disco will be there delivering all things disco. Expect a party where anything goes; extravagant dancing is a must and funky outfits advised. Be sure to tune in to their Rinse FM show every Sunday from 13:00 – 15:00 if you’re lacking inspiration.

 

 

If you want your music a bit more experimental then checkout Flamingods, a four piece band originally from Bahrain boasting musical influences from around the globe. Their performances often feature unorthodox instruments and their unique combinations of sounds are an excellent way to wind down after a long day of raving.

 

 

Live acts aside, Big Love also brings some huge DJ acts such as Andras, a producer who is delivering his own twist on the house music scene with new age synth sounds. The house and techno heavyweight Call Super who over the past few years has nurtured his skills in production with releases such as New Life Tones on Houndstooth will also be in attendance. Finally Big Love presents us with Esa Williams; The London based, South African born producer who draws on musical influences from all over the world and has and unconditional passion and love for the sound he puts out. His music is self-described as Global and can be heard biweekly on Giles Petersons Worldwide FM, check in to check out a master at work.

 

 

Tickets are currently on sale now at biglovefestival.co.uk, selling at £75 with a small booking fee. There is also the option to pay in two instalments with the final payment to be paid by midday on the 16th of April. For more information search the website or alternatively contact us or Big Love via Facebook.