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Johnny Marr

We got what we wanted. Johnny Marr, headlining Sunday night...

Performing on Sunday



Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Headlining Saturday night on the main stage, Jools will be bringing his big band, singers Ruby Turner and Beth Rowley, and a very special guest star.

Performing on Saturday



The Proclaimers

They are genuinely travelling 500 Miles from Leith just to be with you. Only they're not walking this time. Headlining the main beach stage, Friday night. Dadleadahdah...

Performing on Friday



Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Back by popular demand. 'The Red Hot Chilli Pipers' twist on Scotland's national instrument is a huge amount of fun. They've taken the bagpipes and given them a rock 'n' roll edge" – Biffy Clyro

Performing on Sunday




Buzzcocks are the true godfathers of punk-pop. You know you shouldn't, but you'll fall in love with them.

Performing on Friday



Bad Manners

Get out the Special Brew, Buster Bloodvessel's in town. Two tone legends still going strong.

Performing on Friday


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Wille and the Bandits

Three-piece pushing the boundaries of classic blues rock. Voted in top 10 of must-see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by Radio 1. They'll be blasting the beach bar late Friday night.

Performing on Friday


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Mad Dog Mcrea

Headlining Harbour Stage, Sunday night. Mad Dog Mcrea raise hands, lift feet and start parties wherever they play. South West Legends. Frenetic, turbo-powered folk. Don't wake up Monday, regretting you missed them.

Performing on Sunday


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Ferocious Dog

Ferocious Dog play a mix of high energy folk, ska and punk to get the house jumping.

Performing on Sunday



Duke Special

Dynamic, musically ambitious & bracingly eccentric. From Belfast with a sound that is self-confessed “hobo-chic”, Duke Special - AKA the endlessly inventive Peter Wilson - is once heard, never forgotten.

Performing on Sunday


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Auction for the Promise Club

Headlining the BBC Introducing Beach Bar on Sunday Night, stunning indie rock band from St Agness. Watch out for their brilliant new single 'This May Hurt'.

Performing on Sunday


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Tankus the Henge

Three in a row for Tankus. They stormed the beach last year and are repeatedly one of our most requested bands. So we've prised them away from their mad professors' lab where they've been cooking up dangerous concoctions to join us on the beach again.

Performing on Saturday



The Dodge Brothers

A rare chance to see Mark Kermode not talking about film. With dust in their Levis and the road in their hearts, The Dodge Brothers play the hell out of classic Americana skiffle.

Performing on Saturday


Backbeat soundsystem

Backbeat Soundsystem

8 piece reggae outfit, who've recently shared stages with Cypress Hill, Plan B, Tinie Tempah & The Streets. Now bringing good sun to Looe Beach.

Performing on Saturday



3 Daft Monkeys

Stunning live set last year, so they're headining Harbour Marquee on Saturday night this time. The band weave world music influences around classic folk melodies and their passion, intensity, sheer joy of life & infectious dancing rhythms will leave you exhilarated.

Performing on Saturday


Kernow King

Kernow King

Kernow King and Looe go together like a hot cup of tea and a slice of mother's cake...

Performing on Sunday


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Martha Tilston

'Bristol born Martha Tilston is a captivating performer, an enchanting singer-songwriter blessed with a gloriously clear and seductively beautiful voice. '

Performing on Sunday


The Changing Room

The Changing Room

Winners of the 2015 International Pan Celtic Song Contest, The Changing Room play rootsy, original folk, heavily influenced by the industrial heritage of Cornwall.

Performing on Sunday


Andy Quick Flying Orchestra

Andy Quick’s Flying Orchestra

Big things expected from the man who brought you 'Simple Things' this year. Don't miss this. Very highly rated by BBC introducing.

Performing on Friday


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Gareth Lee and Annie Baylis

Up and coming acoustic folk duo from the South of Cornwall.

Performing on Sunday


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Athena Rockets

Three piece alternative Rock band from West Cornwall, Hear them live on the BBC Introducing stage.

Performing on Friday


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Rosie and the Goldbug

Put Siouxsie & The Banshees, PJ Harvey, Kate Bush on crack, Bat For Lashes, Neil Young, Cyndi Lauper, Jonny Cash & Yeah Yeah Yeahs in a mixer, blend fast and you have Rosie and the Goldbug. Don't miss them.

Performing on Saturday



Chris Difford – Jool’s Holland’s special guest

Jools and his orchestra will be joined on stage this year with Squeeze front man and songwriting genius, Chris Difford.

Performing on Saturday


King Creature

King Creature

Original, powerful, raw anthemic metal/rock that'll hook you in immediately – or blast you off the beach.

Performing on Sunday


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Your Army

This dirty, riff-driven Brighton band have supported the likes of Feeder and We are Scientists. Their incredible live shows, brimming with energy has also earned them prominent slots at the Isle of Wight Festival & Fahrmannsfest.

Performing on Saturday


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Energetic indie/electronic/punk from Plymouth.

Performing on Sunday


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Lady Winwoods Maggot

Sometimes an angel choir. Sometimes a chainsaw going through puppies. The Clash mating with Johnny Cash. Lady Winwoods Maggot. You have been warned. You will be entertained.

Performing on Saturday


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James Shead

Looe-based singer songwriter James Shead returns to Looe Music Festival after powerful acoustic guitar and vocal performances in 2012 and 2014.

Performing on Sunday



Sam Kelly

21-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and BGT finalist. As a young child, Sam's only link with folk music was through the Gaelic songs his Irish grandfather taught him. But he's never lost his love for traditional music, and this passion pours out of him in every note he sings.

Performing on Sunday


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Rusty Shackle

Rusty Shackle are an indie folk band from Wales that have been captivating audiences with their incredible live performances since 2010.

Performing on Sunday




Three-piece funky Bounce Rock from Newquay.

Performing on Sunday


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The Velvet Hands

The Velvet Hands are a four-piece indie rock band with a punk drive. Currently based in St. Austell, they are becoming known for their frantic live shows and intricate melodies.

Performing on Sunday




For the last three years, this Brighton-based trio have been honing their song writing and performance skills, recording, producing and releasing their own music - to huge critical acclaim.

Performing on Saturday




Band Dwyieithog Rock a Country o 'Ogledd Cymru = Bi-Lingual Rock and Country band from North Wales.

Performing on Sunday




Cornish five-piece and purveyors of free range sonic eggs. Sometimes they play gigs. This is one of them.

Performing on Sunday



Leanna Stacey

Blues rock and reggae singer-songwriter

Performing on Sunday



Olive Haigh

Marc Bolan's ghost takes over Florence Welch's body and delivers jaw-dropping songs. Make sure you see Olive live.

Performing on Sunday


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Tyn Daga

Tyn Daga is a critically acclaimed trio playing local music from far flung places. Expect lively dance tunes and haunting melodies from around the world, captivating, rarely heard time signatures and home-grown material.

Performing on Sunday


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Love Street

Love Street is a 5 piece original band from Cornwall described as "Fairport Convention meets the Levellers but heavier" by the Indie Week Band Review.

Performing on Sunday




Eight-strong synth-laden, horn-heavy outfit from SW:UK, fusing hiphop, funk, jazz, electronica, soul, rock and DnB. Highly rated by BBC Introducing.

Performing on Saturday



The Grenaways

Unique folk-influenced ‘original dance music’ inspired by sea and Cornish coastal living.

Performing on Saturday


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Darden Smith

Darden Smith is an Austin-based singer-songwriter known for his lyrics and for weaving folk and Americana influences with rock, pop, and the musical roots of his home state.

Performing on Sunday


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Flight Brigade

'Dark, orchestral, narrative-driven tour de force. Strikes instantly' says Sick New Music. We agree, just adding 'euphoric and brooding' to the list.

Performing on Saturday


Lucy anna

Lucy Anna

Very talented, 16 year-old local Singer/Songwriter/ Guitarist.

Performing on Sunday



Remedy Sounds

Remedysounds is an award-winning loop pedal artist renowned for his raw vocal talent, skilful guitar playing and beat-boxing.

Performing on Saturday


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The Press Gang

The Press Gang sing shanties, songs of Cornwall and the sea.

Performing on Saturday


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Pirates of St Piran

A shanty-singing, swordfighting, dramatic band comprising buccaneers, corsairs and ne'er-do-well piratical presentationists of the 18th-century variety.

Performing on Sunday



Land of the Giants

A twelve legged horny beast who will dance with anyone. "Funky, offbeat, splendid stuff!" 24/7 magazine

Performing on Thursday




Acoustic, pop, rock, folk, alternative.

Performing on Saturday



Harry Collier

Incredible vocalist with legendary dance act Faithless, treating us to a stripped down acoustic set this year.

Performing on Saturday



Luke Daniels


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Flaming Infidels

The finest in rock, pop, country, and Americana music from Steve Jackson, Liam Jordan, Mark Burke, Alden Evans and Gareth Young.

Performing on Saturday


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Steampunk Morris

Morris dancing with a twist.

Performing on Saturday


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Reg Meuross

“Intelligent and thought-provoking songs, beautifully made and skilfully delivered” says The Times. Good enough for us. Disarming, honest, beautiful songcraft.

Performing on Sunday


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The Retro Gents

Indie Rock, A strong flavour of epic riffs mixed with melodic vocals, accompanied by bouncing bass lines and thumping beats.

Performing on Saturday


Echo Town

Echo Town

Rock, folk, reggae, blues, earthy deep and dirty didge – feelgood, upbeat acoustic shenanigans.

Performing on Saturday



Hedluv & Passman

Laid-back, bizarre and demented all at the same time, Hedluv & Passman are Rappers. From Cornwall. It's a hard sell, and no-one had to do it. But they did. And we're pleased they did.

Performing on Thursday


Stone Roots

Stone Roots

Stone Roots are a funk-pop four piece band from Falmouth Cornwall. Infectious. In a good way.

Performing on Saturday



Julian Gaskell

A trip through dirty blues, gypsy protest jazz, zydeco, boogie-woogie, folk, klezmer, country and skiffle as heard through the bluntly observed songs of Julian Gaskell.

Performing on Saturday


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C Force

C Force are a powerful and dynamic trio lead by Plymouth-based songwriter, vocalist, guitar player and musical maverick Rob C.

Performing on Saturday


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Clare Stokes

Clare Stokes is a singer-songwriter based in Manchester. Her acoustic folk-pop style is unique and memorable with heartfelt lyrics drawing heavily on her personal experience of growing up in Cornwall, giving her songs an earthy, soulful quality.

Performing on Saturday


Lost Dawn

Lost Dawn

Trailer rock band from Falmouth, destined for big things. Highly recommended.

Performing on Friday



Souls of Misfortune

Mysterious five piece classic Goth covers band. Playing The Mission, The Cure, Fields of the Nephilim, Sisters of Mercy, Souxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Killing Joke and The Damned. Slap on your white greasepaint and eyeliner for this one!

Performing on Saturday


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The Red Cords

Philip-Scofield-inspired naked punk from Falmouth.

Performing on Friday


Geoff Lakeman

Geoff Lakeman

Playing LMF for the first time, Geoff is father of Sean, Sam and Seth Lakeman, all internationally acclaimed British folk musicians.

Performing on Sunday


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Gaz Brookfield

Bristol-based Gaz Brookfield has shared the stage with the likes of Levellers, Frank Turner and New Model Army. Since winning Acoustic Magazine's 2010 Singer Songwriter of the year, he toured the UK and Europe, racking up over 900 gigs to date.

Performing on Sunday



Oompah Brass

Back for three in a row. 'A rock'n'roll oompah band. Tremendous!' Richard Bacon, Radio 5 Live

Performing on Friday



Kitty Macfarlane

Kitty Macfarlane is a 22 year old songwriter and folk singer from Somerset recently shortlisted for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2015.

Performing on Saturday



Boo Hewerdine

Widely regarded as a songwriting legend, an artist with a musical CV of international collaborations and hit songs that stretch over two decades and many genres.

Performing on Saturday



The Normals

The five piece have played countless festival and pub gigs in the Westcountry and have a loyal following whenever they're up.

Performing on Friday




Five lovely ladies from Cornwall, singing shanties, songs of the sea, working songs, all in wonderful harmony and with a passion for the songs they perform.

Performing on Saturday



Charlie Harris

Charlie Harris is an up and coming, young acoustic singer/songwriter from Looe. Combining original songs with stripped down, acoustic covers, a beautiful fingerpicking style, and a very soft, husky voice, she makes the perfect addition to the LMF line up.

Performing on Saturday



Chay Snowdon

Chay Snowdon is a 17 year old singer-songwriter from Plymouth who is currently gigging regularly around the south west with his original take on acoustic rock and Rock 'n Roll. Chay has recently signed to Downtown Artists where he is recording his own original tracks.

Performing on Friday



Sound of the Sirens

‘Sound Of The Sirens’ are a foot stomping, heart-rending, crowd engaging female folk/rock duo.

Performing on Saturday



Mark Barnwell

His repertoire has its roots in romantic, classical guitar and traditional flamenco music, often spiced with arabic and latin sounds. Mark brings his own dynamic compositions to the mix as well as his arrangements of popular music by artists such as Gipsy Kings, Jesse Cook, Eagles and The Beatles. His music can be sampled on the audio page.

Performing on Saturday



Russell Sinclair

Russell is a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Plymouth drawing influence from many different genres of music. As well as writing and recording, Russell is building a great reputation for his energetic live guitar driven performances and is building an enthusiastic fan-base throughout the South West.

Performing on Saturday



Suzie Mac

The radiant, captivating and very giggly Suzie Mac is back in Looe. Don't miss her utterly enchanting voice on Sunday.

Performing on Sunday


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Gumbo Flyers

Cajun and Zydeco, Rock and Folk mix...

Performing on Sunday



Northern Soul Night

Newquay based vinyl-mad DJ's Lee Grimshaw and Dave Grimshaw are back. Purveyors of soul, find them in our late night venue, Friday evening. What a way to start the weekend ...

Performing on Friday



Nick Mears

Nick began his musical career writing songs and performing in and around his native Cornwall, before graduating onto playing festivals and gigs around the country.

Performing on Sunday



The Oggymen

The Oggymen, back in Looe by popular demand (especially by local publicans), singing mostly Cornish songs ... with harmony, humour and gusto!

Performing on Saturday



Ramshackle Serenade

Swingabilly 5-piece from Peterborough. Cool vocals, Gretsch guitar and a big ol' double bass. Original songs and 'Ramshackled' covers.

Performing on Friday



Even Nine

Three-piece modern rock band from Cornwall.

Performing on Saturday


The Huckleberry Finns

The Huckleberry Finns

In their own words 'arguably the best rock/blues covers band in Cornwall'.

Performing on Friday



Dr Thud’s Remedy

Five piece Irish / Folk Group of well-seasoned musicians, who've come together through a mutual love of foot stomping and beer.

Performing on Saturday



Alex Hart

21-year-old Singer/Songwriter from Ashill in Devon, currently unsigned performing her Westcountry Country sound with her Taylor guitar in the South West.

Performing on Saturday



Anything Goes

Wide selection of instrumentals from local musicians David Hamblin and Paul Foster

Performing on Sunday




Looe-based band, Shamrock, play a blend of music with a variety of styles from jigs, reels and song to traditional folk and contemporary pop, performed by five instrumentalists.

Performing on Saturday


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Falmouth’s Soul Sensation

The band consists of a core of experienced musicians who offer other local musicians of all ages the chance to work in a band environment

Performing on Friday



Polperro Wreckers

An 'afterglow' group formed from the Polperro Fishermans Choir in 2005.

Performing on Saturday



Jim Keir

Acoustic singer songwriter from Bude.

Performing on Saturday


State of Undress

State of Undress

We just can’t keep them away! The feisty fiddle-fuelled five-piece are back.

Performing on Friday


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Two Stops from Bedlam

Vibrant and energetic drum and percussion band from South East Cornwall.

Performing on Friday



Leon Harvey

Looe lad Leon has been playing the guitar and singing on the local circuit of pubs and clubs for about 4 years.

Performing on Friday



Samba Kernow

Our favourite bonkers drummers! Loud and lively Brazilian drumming band based in Liskeard. On the streets

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Real Steel

This magnificent Plymouth-based steel band are so good they've learnt their trade in Barbados and played the Notting Hill Carnival.

Performing on Friday




Looe’s own vocal group – singing modern pop, songs from the shows, gospel, jazz and traditional classics.

Performing on Saturday



Macquarrie and Toms

A contemporary twist to the growing modern Cornish folk scene.

Performing on Saturday



Black Diamonds

Based in Plymouth, this five-piece group play Rockin 50's Toe-tapping Rhythm & Blues and Rip-roaring Rockabilly.

Performing on Friday


McCUE (med res)


Jazz & Swing from Cornwall.

Performing on Saturday



Miner Quay

Shanties folk and traditional music

Performing on Sunday



John Alexander

John Alexander started out as a classical guitarist before his love of blues and country music got the better of him.

Performing on Saturday



Looe Community Academy

Looe Community Academy music department join us for an hour of inspirational performances from talented young musicians based in Looe.

Performing on Saturday


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Jumping Out Jazz

Jumping out Jazz play classic traditional, swing and blues songs. Find them in one of our street venues throughout the weekend

Performing on Saturday



Dance with Jodi

Info coming soon.

Performing on Thursday



Cousin Buzz

Cousin Buzz are a 3 piece Alternative Rock band from South West England.

Performing on Sunday


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Launceston College Students

Launceston College music students join us in Looe for an inspirational performance from talented young musicians.

Performing on Sunday



Plymouth City College Students

Plymouth City College music students join us in Looe for an inspirational performance from talented young musicians.

Performing on Sunday



Festival Praise

Join St Nicholas Church on Sunday morning for festival praise.

Performing on Sunday



John the Didge & Yasmin Astera

John Thorpe is a didgeridoo player, performer and percussionist in the UK whose lively and electric sounds reflects his love of traditional Australian music and western contemporary dance music. This year at Looe Music Festival he'll be joined by Yasmin Astera who will be performing improvised dance to the didgeridoo!

Performing on Sunday



Kelly Oliver

Rising star on the folk circuit. Winning awards and rave reviews.

Performing on Saturday