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Icon September 20, 2011 - 17:46

The Looe Music Festival This Weekend, Over 40 Acts

Tags: Festival, Looe, Music

Looe is braced for a weekend of top quality live bands with the first Looe Music Festival over the weekend of 23-25 September. The whole of the town is destined to be one big Festival site. In addition to the 3 main sound stages on the beach, town centre and harbour side, there are additional sound stages in pubs and restaurants.

Volunteer Neil Perring explained, “Looe has such an exceptional wide choice of pubs, cafes and restaurants - the whole of the town is designed to be the festival site.” “There is a BBQ outside the Old Sail Loft Restaurant on the quay, Ocean and Earth Thai BBQ and noodle bar in Higher Market Street, Globe chillout BBQ near the Station and The Ship Inn takeaway in Fore Street.”

“There will be a hog roast and pasty bar on the seafront provided by the seafront cafes and the usual range of great quality food establishments throughout the town. Additional sound stages providing music through out the weekend include Tom Sawyers at Hannafore, the Globe in Shutta, The Bullers, in Buller Street and The Fisherman in Higher Market Street.”

In addition to headliners; Bruce Foxton and From the Jam, Ade Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds, Roy Wood and his rock and roll band of The Move and Wizard fame and 2 tone ska reggae band The Selecter, featuring Pauline Black, organisers hope to have lined up a spectacular programme of local and national performers to suit all tastes.

Volunteer Edwina Hannaford said. “ Our gift to the young people of Looe is 2 fold a Pirate Party to kick off the Festival at 4pm on Friday 23rd in the Rose Garden Marquee and later for the teens DJ Jonnie H, Ten Zero One, Kirsty Robinson and rapper Oscar Rodriguez (aka OD) will be entertaining on the seafront.”

“Sheila Brock from Sheila’s School of Dancing will teach new dances and lead traditional party games.” “The whole family is invited to come and enjoy some Pirate cake and juice donated by Palfreys Bakery and we are encouraging all to dress up as pirates.”

Edwina continued “We invite everyone to bring a drum, whistle or musical instrument to come and ‘Make Some Noise’ at the ‘Parade of the giant pasty’ processional at 5pm followed by a Cornish CĂ©ilidh with Dalla, Bagas Degol and Pentorr in the West Looe Marquee.”

Local favourites Mercury Moon and Eclypse are in the Rose Garden. The massed choirs of Looe, Pelynt and Polperro are performing at Looe Community School from 8pm. (Tickets £5) from John Trethewey

Cheap rate weekender tickets are still available online before the event at £35 adults, 1p for children and £10 for teens for access to all stages, plus daily tickets for £20. There will be some tickets available on the day but not at the cheaper rate.

Tickets can be bought online and you can see the full line up here at www.looemusic.co.uk or from Looe Tourist Information Centre, The Guildhall, East Looe Tel 01503 262072