Looe Music Festival

Looe Music Festival 2012 has landed and there’s not a muddy, wet, overcrowded festival field in sight 🙂

Looe Music Festival logo

Looe Music Festival 2011 was fantastic!

It brought the town alive, lifted spirits and gave everyone something new and exciting to look forward to. A huge number of musicians played everything from Celtic folk music to Ska. Here are just a few of the famous, infamous and yet to be famous names who played at last year’s festival:

  • From The Jam
  • Roy Wood
  • The Selecter
  • Adrian Edmonson & The Bad Shepherds
  • The Normals
  • Sandfire Siren
  • Fraser
  • Company B
  • Phantom Limb
  • State of Undress
  • Kirsti Robinson
  • Pentorr
  • James Shead
  • The Bounce

Headline bands for 2012

For the complete 2012 line-up see the tabs below but to whet your appetite these are the main head line acts for Looe Music Festival 2012.

head line bands 2012

So, what else is new for Looe Music Festival 2012?

Looe Music Festival main stage
  • Well, the new festival website is looking fabulous.
  • Rumours are rife about this year’s headline acts so I expect them to be big names.
  • There’s a a Mini Music Festival coming up (sold out) and it seems like half the town has already succumbed to ‘Festival Fever’ – it’s a lovely thing to see.
  • New T-shirts and other items will be on sale.
  • Money raising events, quizzes and competitions are being held all the time.
  • The festival is now a registered charity, no. 1146140.
  • There is an amazing array of motivated and enthusiastic sponsors backing the event including the Adrenalin Quarry, Skinners, Crantocks and St Austell Brewery.

Basically, it looks like 2012 is going to be bigger and better than last year.
Looe is a wonderful place to visit at any time.

So, what are you waiting for?

If any one of the following apply to you then you should seriously consider coming to the music festival this September.

  • If you love Looe.
  • If you love Cornwall
  • If you love beach parties
  • If you love music festivals
  • If you love the idea of dancing to the best live music on golden sands with your shoes off
  • If you love trying new things and want to do something different this year
  • If you LOVE MUSIC!

If you love any of the above, don’t miss out. Go get tickets for the Looe Music festival today.

Places to stay in Looe

Looe has a huge choice of accommodation to choose from.

Camping and caravan sites are nearby too if you prefer the outdoor living experience and everything you might ever need is right here in town so you can travel light and get what you need when you arrive.

The best place in Cornwall

Looe is already the best place to be on New Year’s Eve and now we’re going for the best place to be in September!

Looe Music Festival – the best place to be in September 2012

For all the music festival updates

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Bands, musicians & acts in the Looe Music Festival 2012

music festival bands 2012The Looe Music Festival line-up has been announced – check out the list of bands and musicians below. I’ll add the rest of the names as soon as I know them.

  1. The Stranglers (Head liner)
  2. The Levellers (Head liner)
  3. The Skints (Head liner)
  4. Simon Townshend
  5. Showaddywaddy
  6. Crowns
  7. The Lambrettas
  8. Two Spot Gobi
  9. The Patrick James Pearson Band
  10. Mad Dog McRea
  11. Company B
  12. If…
  13. Rhythm Room
  14. Ten Zero One
  15. Sandfire Siren
  16. Michael Samora
  17. Idle Hands
  18. Bird on a Wire
  19. Cantaloop
  20. +41 more – details to come.

All in all a massive 60 bands will serve lashings of sooper-dooper music over the 3 days.

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Music venues and festival stages

Looe Music Festival stageLast year a few gallant volunteers in our little Cornish fishing town decided to host a music festival.

We all expected it to be a small affair with a few ‘fringe’ venues around Looe and maybe a stage on the seafront. Little did we know that the organisers were one hot team of dedicated individuals who knew a thing or two about hosting a party – there were stages everywhere!

The largest stage was on the seafront. It was huge and for the first year of a new festival it was something quite spectacular. This year the main stage is again on the beach and is called the Adrenalin Stage due the incredibly generous sponsorship from the Adrenalin Quarry.

The next major stage is on East Looe Quay in the harbour car park. You can’t miss either of them and  anyone will be able to tell you where both are when you get here.

Finally there are the pub venues. I will add details of these as soon as they have been released.

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Dates & times

Music festival 2011This year’s festival runs from the 21st to the 23rd of September 2012

There will be music playing throughout the day somewhere in Looe and if there isn’t then you can chill on the beach or enjoy a drink or bite to eat one of our wonderful Cornish pubs and restaurants.

As soon as I know the running schedule I will post it here.

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Festival ticketsThis year tickets are restricted based on the capacity of the Adrenalin Stage festival area.

Weekend tickets are available to purchase online now (and in a few retail outlets in the town) until they are sold out.

Any unsold tickets will be converted to day ticket availability on the day of the event. These cannot be purchased in advance.

If weekend tickets sell out in advance, day tickets will not be available. Availability of day tickets is not guaranteed.

Tickets prices are as follows:

  • £40 per adult weekend ticket
  • £10 per day for under 18’s
  • £1 per day for under 5’s
For more details or to buy your tickets online now, go to the Looe Music Festival website.

Go mobile & download the essential Looe App

iLoveLooe AppFor all the latest and up-to-date information about the festival, make sure you download the essential Looe App.

It’s completely free and is packed with local information, accommodation listings, things to do in Looe and of course the music festival.

Leave comments, watch videos, upload photos throughout the festival, listen to podcasts, see who’s on next and all kinds of other details will be on the App.

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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.