The Big Love Story

Big Love crew.

Big Love is a small, independent, three-day festival with a DIY attitude. We’re 100% homemade by the best crews, bands and DJs from Cardiff and Bristol.

Collectively we’ve put on some fairly legendary parties and, now in our fifth year, we’re continuing to host a weekend packed with great live music, warehouse parties, woodland discos, street food and lazy down-time, with a 1000 like-minded souls.

Although a lot of us have been involved with the likes of Bestival and Boomtown, we’re a world away from the vibe of a large festival – Big Love is small in capacity but big on atmosphere, community and shared good times.

Although we’ve hosted some big names – KRS-One, Ibibio Sound Machine, Sian Evans of Kosheen, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, The Ragga Twins – we’re very much about supporting emerging and unsigned talent.

There’s zero sponsorship, no corporate backers, no trustafarians, and no external funding – we’re a Community Interest Company, and any profits are ploughed back in to the event. You could say it’s a bit of a labour of (big) love, and we welcome anyone with good ideas and a love of good music to get involved.

We’re creating a local festival that’s easy-on-the-pocket, with loads of different accommodation options: hotel rooms, bell tents, bedouin tents, and a traditional campsite – just like a holiday camp but with much better entertainment!

We’ve got facilities such as a sauna, showers, swimming pool and proper toilets at no extra cost and great food and drinks at pub prices.

The action is set in and around a huge country mansion with outdoor stage, woodland disco and lazy cocktail lounge in the day. In the evening we move indoors to the warehouse, social club and music room with campfires roaring all night – the music finishes at 5am indoors.

Baskerville Hall has previously hosted the likes of Fantazia, Big Chill, Green Man and Boomtown’s predecessor, and is now the home to Big Love!

We hope you’ll join us to experience our magical weekend escape.

The Big Love team.