7 Reasons to Love the Looe Music Festival

Looe Music Festival StampLooe Music Festival is only a few days away, so I thought it might be fun to cast our minds back to last year and revisit some of the photos and memories that made the first ever Looe Music Festival such a big hit.

I also wanted to compile my list of ‘7 reasons to love the Looe Music Festival’ and to say why Looe is such a good place to hold a music festival in the first place. Read on and let me know what you think in the comments.

7 Reasons to Love the Looe Music Festival

  1. It’s small
    Sounds odd but the best gigs I’ve ever been to were in small intimate venues (indoors or out) where I could get up close to the band. Looe and the stages we have here are big enough to make it an ‘event’ and small enough to feel like the musicians are playing just for you!
  2. Facilities
    The Looe Music Festival is in Looe! It’s not in the middle of nowhere. It’s not in the middle of a huge field or grounds of a large country house. It’s in a small fishing town that has everything you need from accommodation to breakfast in the morning plus everything in between.
  3. Atmosphere
    Okay, most venues have atmosphere but Looe is different. We have the big blue sea lapping up against the main stage, fishing boats bobbing in the harbour, ancient historical alleyways to wander down between gigs, sandy beaches to chill out or dance on, stunning views, superb food, characterful pubs and a huge variety of bands and musicians all playing within a short walk from each other! No other music festival can match Looe.
  4. Organisation
    Last year when I wandered down to the main stage for the first time I was blown away. The main festival stage on East Looe Beach was huge and so well put together. If you think the Looe Music festival might be a little itty-bitty affair, think again. The guys and gals doing the organising have huge amounts of festival, sound, lighting, promotional and management experience. The Looe Music Festival is technically and organisationally up there with the best of them.
  5. Variety of music
    The Looe Music Festival was billed as having 60 bands this year which is pretty awesome. Get this though, we now have 114 different bands playing in the music festival. Almost double the number Yee-Haa!
  6. Quality of music
    The Looe Music Festival features some of the best talent on the British music scene today. Huge bands from past and present will be here and next year it will only get better. Love good music… where else in the UK would you rather be in September?
  7. Cornwall
    Need I say more? Oh okay then… pasties, sun, sea, sand, coastal paths, Eden, the moors, quiet lanes, less traffic, fresh air, ice cream, clotted cream, fish ‘n’ chips, crabbing, slower pace of life, friendly people, cream teas, fishing, sailing, character, history, best holiday destination in the UK, country houses, room to roam, stunning beaches, superb surf, rockpools,  clear water and let’s not forget the beer and cider. Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments 🙂

Looe Music Festival photographs

The images from last year’s festival are below, just click the tabs to view the photographs on that particular day. Please share on Facebook and Twitter too.

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For more info about the festival and tickets visit the Looe Music Festival website.

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Cornwall was always one of our dream places to live, so we upped sticks in 2007 and moved to Looe. I now run iLoveLooe.co.uk and various social media locations for Looe on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Say 'Hi' sometime.