Team Love are a Bristol based company specialising in festival and event production. We have the experience, knowledge, skills and expertise that can only be gained from years of involvement in an extensive range of high profile festivals and events.
Our core team has worked as part of the production team on numerous major UK festivals that include Glastonbury, Leeds, Latitude, Bestival, Boomtown, Shambala, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Parklife & The Big Chill.
Team Love programme some of the most exciting stages across the festival circuit including Glastonbury’s massively popular Wow! stage, which has become the festival’s go-to destination for forward-thinking dance music under the team’s direction.
In addition to heading up the Wow!, company directors Tom & Dave assist in programming for the Silver Hayes area of Glastonbury as a whole, bringing some of the world’s biggest underground acts to Pilton each year.
Team Love have also booked and run stages at Secret Garden Party, The Big Chill, Somersault, Wilderness & Glade, not to mention frequent forays into the international scene- the crew handled advancing, booking and delivery for The Garden Festival in Croatia, and have now taken the reins at its new iteration as Love International. Other areas of expertise within Team Love are site management, accreditation, artist liaison, artist advancing and running guest lists.
Our diverse experience extends further than the festival field to cover a wealth of other areas, including large private events for corporate clients, charity dinners and club promotion. We work closely with Red Bull Music Academy, providing production management services for a number of their key events.
In 2012 Team Love realised a long-standing dream and utilised our skills to build a festival from the ground up, assuming responsibility for all aspects of licensing and production in-house and programming a line up comprised of internationally renowned DJs and performers as well as fresh talent from the UK scene.
Entitled ‘Love Saves The Day’, the festival proved to be a phenomenal success and sold out with weeks to go in its first year. Since then, the event has grown year-on-year in terms of both size and artistic remit, expanding into a two-day long celebration of all that is good and great about underground music. Love Saves The Day 2016 saw a sold-out crowd of 40,000 attend across the weekend.
For Love Saves the Day and all of our projects, Team Love work with a crew of trusted professionals, suppliers and contractors. We have established close working relationships with experts in health & safety, stage management, technical production, security, litter & recycling, site décor, steward management and suppliers of essential site infrastructure such as fencing & toilets to ensure that every facet of the event is delivered to the highest standard.
Whilst Dave plays out regularly as a DJ and is a Director of Futureboogie – the record label, artist management & booking agency responsible for putting on hugely successful parties across the country.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, which Massive Attack headlined, The Downs Festival will return on Saturday 2nd September. The 30,000 capacity all-day event will see British rock band, Elbow headline the main stage in 2017 joined by American blues legend, Seasick Steve, American hip hop trio, De La Soul and Soul IIread case study.
As the legendary Garden Festival drew to an emotional close last year, plans were well underway for a worthy successor to Croatia’s original sun soaked dance utopia. As Garden founder Nick Colgan took a step back from proceedings, the mantle was passed to Team Love. Tom and Dave had been long since been involved inread case study.
Team Love work collaboratively with Red Bull Music Academy to host a series of bespoke musical experiences and events in Bristol including St Pauls carnival, RBMA Culture Clash and the RBMA Lecture Sessions. Assuming responsibility for artist and venue booking and production services whilst handling on-the-ground logistics, Team Love work closely with Red Bull toread case study.
Established in 2013 by Team Love directors Tom & Dave inside a former bank in Bristol’s city centre, The Love Inn is a bar and restaurant providing delicious food by day and cocktails and dancing by night. The Love Inn’s kitchen is managed by Stovemonkey Smokehouse, who utilise local produce to serve up homely southernread case study.
Team Love’s links with Silver Hayes- formerly the Dance Village- stretch back to 2008 when Tom & Dave programmed ‘The Igloo’, the area’s first all-night venue. Over the course of the past seven years the team has become progressively more and more involved in Silver Hayes, and Tom & Dave now act as assistant programmersread case study.
‘A weekend of art, music and general Bristolian brilliance.’ Crack Magazine Team Love handled all elements of production for See No Evil – an ambitious project that saw some of the world’s best urban artists transform a Bristol street into a huge alfresco gallery. See No Evil was the UK’s largest permanent street art ventureread case study.
Until its final send-off this year, Team Love Director Dave Harvey acted as Head of Bookings at Garden Festival Croatia, working closely with the festival’s directors to create the much-lauded ‘musical paradise’ that set the benchmark for Croatia’s acclaimed festival scene. Working alongside Garden’s Croatian office Team Love was responsible for advancing the show andread case study.
Undoubtedly one of the most instantly recognisable and breathtaking stages on the festival circuit, Arcadia’s colossal mechanical spider has long been a regular fixture at Glastonbury, billowing pyrotechnics and cacophonous DJ sets around the festival to crowds of awestruck onlookers on a yearly basis. Yet whilst the stage might be a familiar sight on Worthyread case study.
Simple Things is an innovative multi-venue music festival taking place across some of Bristol’s most interesting spaces, including the historic Lakota club, labyrinthine police station-turned-arts space The Island, and the expansive Colston Hall theatre. Totalling around 20 hours of music across the course of the weekend, Simple Things kicks off with an opening concert onread case study.
In 2012 Team Love combined our expertise to put on a 10,000 capacity one-day festival in the centre of Bristol. Assuming responsibility for all aspects of production, the team dealt with everything from site layout to event management and hand-picked contractors to provide additional infrastructure and support. We also closely with Bristol City Council &read case study.
At Red Bull we’re always striving to create unique events that push the boundaries of creativity. We’ve worked with Team Love for several years now, on a wide range of events and they’ve never let us down.
Experts in production, artist booking and creativity, they’re been a perfect partner on a number of big Red Bull events.
Team Love are an absolute pleasure to work with – professional, work well to deadlines, have top production and co-ordination skills and really add value to an event and working environment
We started working with the guys when we got things going in Croatia back in 2006 and our relationship has gone from strength to strength. They now look after all booking and programming @ The Garden Festival and have never failed to deliver within the budgets given. They are always on the ball when it comes to finding talent and have curated what has now become one of most respected small festivals in Europe. WE LOVE TEAM LOVE!
Team love were an absolute joy to work with. Always professional, hardworking and fun. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to work with them again in the future.
I have worked with Tom and Dave for a number of years now and in particular on 2 new major events that came to Bristol, See No Evil and Love Saves the Day.
Both events were ambitious in their scale and scope and thus were subject to close scrutiny and support by the Bristol Safety Advisory Group.
Throughout the planning process, Team Love are accessible and open in their communication and the quality and timeliness of their planning documentration is first rate.
In particular, their willingness to engage, listen and take advise from agencies is a real strength that sees them at the cutting edge of event planning in the City.
Team Love are proudly aiming towards producing flagship events for the European Green Capital (the prestigious award presented by The European Commission to recognise a city’s ability to demonstrate rapid progress and continuing ambition across a wide range of environmental and green business aspects) introducing green policies across our events and working closely with suppliers who demonstrate sustainable practice.
Our waste management company offer a unique and forward thinking approach pioneering the most sustainable strategies whilst keeping events clean, tidy and safe. Whilst our preferred power supplier utilises solar power and biodiesel. We are also introducing reusable cups to a number of our events in order to reduce waste generated from single use plastic cups.
We use our social media platforms to raise awareness about sustainability to our receptive audience and look to give back resources from our festivals to the local community.
“We recognise that events of the size that we produce will inevitably have an impact. Therefore we have an environmental, economic and social responsibility to the area local to our event sites.
Our goal is to have a positive footprint; to reduce environmental impact associated with the event, to add value to the local area where possible and create new opportunities for people living nearby.”
Team Love work closely on a number of events with Zeina Ltd. – an events marketing & promotions agency specializing in festivals and live music. Working together, Team Love and Zeina Ltd. are able to provide a holistic approach to event production and marketing services, ensuring world-class delivery from concept generation to show day.
Company director Zeina Raad has over 14 years experience in promotions having worked on events in Ibiza, Barcelona, and Australia, as well as for the Global Gathering Group and numerous joint ventures with Team Love.
More recently, Zeina travelled to Rio De Janiero to establish a new 2000-person festival entitled More Love, situated in an abandoned train station in the city’s Centro district. The event is set to return in 2016, expanding into a two-day festival, blending traditional Brazilian sounds with cutting-edge underground music from around the world.
Zeina and her close-knit team offer 360-degree campaigns encompassing press and PR, physical distribution, digital marketing, sponsorship, ticket selling networks, marketing concept generation and execution.
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