Only seven weeks to go!
Things are pretty hectic at Big Love HQ right now – the move to a brand new greenfield site has meant loads more work, but we think it’s worth it… Just wait till you get here, you’ll see why we made the move to Monmouthshire. We think you’ll fall in love with the new location as we did!
But if you’re new to Big Love, here’s a little summary of what we’re about.
Big Love ethos
We started out as a DIY party celebrating the Bristol and Cardiff music scenes, but have evolved into an event showcasing both homegrown UK and international talent – sometimes before the bigger festivals.
We’re still fiercely independent and don’t have sponsors or advertisers, and maintain that intimate vibe, but boast over 130 DJs and live acts across 5 stages and three days and nights.
What to expect?
Our music ranges from house, d’n’b, and jungle, to soca, indie and reggae – and most things in between!
Highlights this year include d’n’b legend LTJ Bukem – performing his set on top of an old fire engine – festival favourite Beans on Toast, locals Afro Cluster and dance pioneers Transglobal Underground.
Other acts this July include Panic Shack, Welsh Music Prize winners Adwaith, Concrete Junglists, Aleighcia Scott, Hippo Sound System, Mista Trick band, Josh Skints and Showhawk Duo.
Fabric resident Bobby. and DJ and producer Kepler are headlining the secluded forest dome stage, alongside DJs from Cardiff promoter DELETE.
More than music
Big Love’s focus isn’t just on great music though, but about creating magical moments and experiences that will make a weekend escape memorable – from secret woodland parties, fireside sessions to silly games and art installations.
New this year is a Big Top with circus performance and cabaret, plus art and craft workshops, standup comedy and spoken word. The new Teapot Tent will be showcasing a range of emerging talent, alongside some chilled, established artists.
We are 7!
The festival is celebrating its 7th anniversary this year, with a move to a gorgeous new secret South Wales location, just a short hop from Bristol and the M4.
The new site includes woodland glades and a late-night disco barn, and provides stunning views across the rolling hills at the edge of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Can festivals be affordable?
We try to be, but we appreciate times are hard (they are for us too).
We’re a world away from the big festivals – Big Love is small on capacity but big on atmosphere, parties, creativity, friends and attention to detail.
We try to be big on affordability too, with final tier weekend tickets just £125 + BF. We’d love for you to join us for an unforgettable weekend in July.
The Big Love team x