Love Saves The Day, the popular Bristol festival, have unveiled the first of their 2017 headliners.

Fat Freddy’s Drop are to headline Sunday at Love Saves The Day 2017. The New Zealand 7-piece, with hits such as Blackbird and Cays Craze, are a dub-focused force, not scared of skirting on the lines of techno and house rhythms.

With the insane vocal chords of their lead vocalist Joe Dukie, they are a live band that have truly earned their reputation, relentlessly touring since the early noughties. You can expect to hear sun-drenched reggae, mixed in with dub, soul and jazz – if you’re going to buy a ticket, make it a Sunday one.

The two-day event, taking over Bristol’s Eastville Park on May 27-28, was originally created as a one-dayer from Team Love – the same party aficionados that put together the Wow! Stage at Glasto, and this year’s behemoth of a festival, The Downs, where Massive Attack returned to Bristol crowds after 13 years.

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If last year is anything to go by, you’ll find that Saturday’s music will be leaning heavily towards the electronic side of things, think Hot Chip and Joy Orbison. Sunday, however, will most likely delve into the realms of grime and bass music, with previous acts including the likes of Dizzee Rascal, David Rodigan and Shy FX.

You’ll get to hear some seriously original music from some of the freshest and up-and-coming artists out there, all alongside pioneers of the electronic music scene. It’s an eclectic blend from a team of festival junkies who know what they’re doing.

Keep an eye out on Pitch for the rest of the headliners. For more information, head over to the official website. Tickets start at £38.50.