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Phenomenal live band The Hot Sprockets join LMF bill

The Hot Sprockets are five brethren who came together with a shared love of rock ‘n’ roll music; the kind that is haunted by the ghost of electric dirt. Take the good-time revolutionary spirit of MC5, add some rough-edged Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and then simmer it down to the sounds of bittersweet soul yearnings, […]



Dexys’ Pete Williams and his band head to LMF

After recently finishing 32 dates as special guests on The Proclaimers UK Tour, Pete Williams and his band are playing Looe Music Festival on Sunday. A founding member of Dexys Midnight Runners and a pivotal part of their 2013 come back album and tour, Pete will be playing tracks from his 2015 album ‘Roughnecks and […]


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“One of the hot new acts making the summer swing”

Expect swamp infested Blues, Folk, Roots Rock. A high energy 4 piece who whip up a storm with stompin’ beats, dog house bass and growlin’ slide guitars. Throw in wailin’ harmonicas and 4 howlin’ voices and you have yourself the modern day juke joint sound of Sam Green and the Midnigh Heist. Guaranteed to bring […]


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So who is William the Conqueror?

In an age of sound-bytes and tweets, pastiches, genres and references, quite simply; William the Conqueror makes real, original music. Forming one half of Ruarri Joseph’s double existence for the past few years, William the Conqueror was born as a way to vent everything else whilst Ruarri was promoting his emotionally charged fourth record, Brother, devoted […]


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Festival favourite Gaz Brookfield back for 2016

Bristol based artist Gaz Brookfield has played at Looe Music Festival many times, including on his honeymoon last year. A firm favourite on the festival circuit, he’s joining us again in 2016. Since winning Acoustic magazine’s 2010 Singer Songwriter of the year, he has been on the road, touring the UK and Europe. In this […]



Proper job! Cornwall’s own brewers, St Austell Brewery, becomes Looe Music Festival’s main stage sponsor for 2016

At LMF we’re celebrating with a Korev or two following the announcement that St Austell Brewery is the event’s main sponsor for 2016. The award-winning, family owned Cornish brewing and pub company is 100% independent and a leading light in Britain’s beer and pub industry. Already keen supporters of performing arts and live music in […]


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The Eskies to bring a spectacular show to LMF

Purveyors of music that meanders from sea soaked waltz to Italian tarantella, from Brassy funeral march-esque lament to weep along Klezmar knees up, from chain gang holler to rag time finger snap. Skipping through the dark side of anything that makes you want to dance, steeped in melodrama and usually with not a small amount […]



Marc O’Reilly added to the Looe Music Festival line-up

‘Tense folk-pop, full of lightening fingerpicking and classic Irish storytelling’ – TimeOut London With gritty sonic depth, Irish songwriter Marc O’Reilly attacks his muse with a bipolar verve that swings from reflection to sheer riotous joy. Backed by the tightest band in Christendom, rare and beautiful songs slam into wild blues fragments and effortlessly back […]



Cornwall’s hottest rock band joins the bill

Fresh from recording their debut album at the famous, Abbey Road Studios, King Creature, are joining the Looe Music Festival line-up. Likened by many to Black Label Society, Pantera and Alice in Chains, King Creature’s unique and powerful sound comes from the pairing of two technically-gifted lead guitarists, a heavy groove-based rhythm section and melodic […]


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Seth Lakeman announced for LMF16

West Country folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman is heading to Looe beach this September. Seth has successfully steered English folk into the mainstream over the last decade with high-energy performances and a series of best-selling albums. His albums include Mercury-nominated Kitty Jay and the gold-selling Freedom Fields, which features the song, King & Country. You […]