LOOE MUSIC FESTIVAL
For three days in September the little harbour town of Looe in South East Cornwall gets hit with big music, manic entertainment and a smattering of culture for good measure. The festival pops up from nowhere to transform the beach and the streets, giving locals and visitors from all over the world a chance to mingle and enjoy the show.
The main stage is on the beach, overlooking the bay, but music pops up throughout the town and spills from venues all over the harbour. The eclectic international line-up covers everything from rock and acoustic to folk and blues.
The line-up this summer includes masters of dub, Dreadzone, English rock guitarist Ginger Wildheart, The Waterboys, The Stranglers and Steve n Seagulls.
There will also be performances from Los
Pacaminos featuring Paul Young, The Correspondents, PP Arnold, John Otway, Peatbog Faeries, The London African Gospel Choir,
Gaz Brookfield and the Company of Thieves.
Local talent will be showcased on the BBC Music Introducing Stage, curated in partnership with BBC Music Introducing in Devon and Cornwall. It’s a chance to catch the region’s finest under-the-radar musicians, soonto-be-superstar bands and the best new acts.
Artists already announcing include The Rowan Tree with their original approach to exploring traditional Celtic sounds, Cornish singer Stevie Neale, Winter Mountain, the four-piece Sam Richardson and the Renegades, Seven Cities and Auction for the Promise Club who appeared at Looe a few years ago.
Closing on Sunday night will be Indie Pop quartet Blue RIver.
The harbour and town of Looe in South East Cornwall becomes one big music festival in September