With hits spanning thirty years, The Waterboys will headline the main stage on Saturday at LMF18.
Come rain or come shine, expect to be swept up high on the wave of The Stranglers’ powerful sound during what is always an exhilarating live experience – their pounding rhythms, soaring melodies, quirky humour and thrillingly musicianship will come together on Looe beach.
“My Ears Twinkle, My Nipples Hurt” ... Get ready to kick off the Looe Music Festival weekend with classic rock and metal tracks as you’ve never heard them before, as brothers in farms, Finnish YouTube sensation Steve'n'Seagulls take to the main stage on Friday night.
Los Pacaminos, featuring Paul Young will bring the best Tex Mex party to Looe on Friday night.
Expect to hear haunting harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, charming anecdotes and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, all led by Sam’s unmistakable vocals.
"This is folk music for everyone – a master-class in proficiency, an exercise in individuality and a declaration of love of the folk tradition from both sides of the Atlantic ★★★★★" - Spiral Earth.
The Young’uns have cemented their reputation at the forefront of the English folk scene
A seamless mix of country, folk, roots and rock. A showcase in song-writing maturity, Ginger wears his heart and influences on his sleeve.
Indie Singer/Songwriter Crawford Mack merges Folk influences with Indie-Rock energy and Jazz harmonies.
CoCo and the Butterfields hit upon a winning formula with their crowd pleasing live act.
The world-renowned party purveyors of contemporary world music Molotov Jukebox, are a London six piece like no other.
Fusing music from the band-members’ Celtic and African roots for the past 25 years Baka Beyond have become one of the finest dance groups around
Paisley born singer songwriter Jill Jackson has been on a 25yr musical journey that has taken her from Paisley to Top of The Pops to playing in every State of America.
In their home country of Estonia Trad.Attack are rockstars already, and now they are about to take over the rest of the world!
Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music.
Listed in The Telegraph's top 10 Highlights of Glastonbury for two years running, The Correspondents will take you on a journey through electro and drum‘n’bass.
One of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene.
In the regular line-up of two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba, Oompah Brass are back to get you moving down the streets of Looe.
Absolutely unmissable. John Otway describes himself as an English singer-songwriter who has a surreal sense of humour and a self-deprecating underdog persona.
Wille & the Bandits are a band you have to see live to experience the true magic of their musicianship.
With a sound that harks back to the 70s heyday of The Faces, Stones, Slade and Mott The Hoople, the band’s mission is simply to keep the spirit of good time rock ‘n’ roll alive and kicking.
Playing songs from all 5 of Gaz's studio albums, and also celebrating his 3rd wedding anniversary Gaz Brookfield + The Company of Thieves are back for LMF2018.
Original compositions on Slide guitar, double bass, harmony vocals and good humoured banter are cornerstones of their live shows.
Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today.
Purveyors of music that meanders from sea soaked waltz to Italian tarantella. Skipping through the dark side of anything that makes you want to dance: steeped in melodrama and usually with not a small amount of tongue in cheek.
Offering an original jumble of pop rock indie bop that will take you on a brass laced, fast paced magical twirl.
Dublin musician Ailbhe Reddy is a singer-songwriter whose "deeply personal heart-on-her-sleeve lyrics and memorable voice linger with you long after your first taste".
Rhys Lewis doesn’t just perform his songs, he lives them; with a lot of emotion, sensational talent for fine melodies and distinct guitar chords.
The Southwest's worst kept secret return to LMF once again to rock the stage.
He's declared Looe Music Festival as his "favourite festival hands down" and we just can't keep him away so, Uncle Frank is back on the bill.
The London African Gospel Choir's live repertoire includes traditional and original songs from all regions in Africa.
The legendary Scottish trailblazers have created a glorious mixture of traditional sounds and dance-floor grooves that have been embraced worldwide.
Expect to see one woman and her piano, whilst hearing a voice so strong you may have to stand back.
The Oggymen perform with one goal in mind: to sing Cornish songs in harmony, and to sing them in their community so they would never be forgotten.
Quirky folk rockers Serious Child have built a lively following in West Sussex, where they are known their eclectic mix of folk, latin and acoustic rock
Intriguing tales of folklore from the Suffolk coast, alongside heartfelt compositions about life's adventures.
Emily Capell is a singer/songwriter from North West London with a story or ten to share.
"Lorna takes the audience on a journey creating a show that is ‘very cool and also very warm" - Three Weeks, Edinburgh Fringe
Initially formed in 2011, The Viewers draw influences from the 1960s through to the mid 70’s, creating classic blend of music with echoes from that golden age fused with sounds from today.
This is a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before – expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion and humour aplenty.
"A breath of fresh air to the UK country scene with his engaging live shows and instantly loveable, sophisticated songwriting to match"
“A magnificent & powerful voice”–Suzanne Vega.
“Songwriting reminiscent of Joni Mitchell and Carole King. Amazing Voice.”–Nick Mason (Pink Floyd).
Witness K-Lanta resurrect that Disco, Funk and House sound during their dynamic and energic performance.
"His sound steeped in good old-fashioned earthy organic roots Americana, Alexander possesses a sound more akin to the banks of the Mississippi than his native River Clyde..." Americana UK
Interceptors won't disappoint for those looking for that punchy, unapologetic rock-pop sound.
This highly acclaimed performer is eager to share the sound of traditional Cornish and Celtic folk songs with the Looe audience.
The mixed stylings of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Jackson Browne results in emotive and exciting songs that make you want to turn up your radio.
This is powerful Funky House music which is designed to grab your attention and you'll naturally want to dance
Kitty Macfarlane combines lyrics about honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries, driven by her own fingerpicked guitar.
Inspired by her Uncle's writing talent and admired for her own, Cecil is definitely one you won’t want to miss.
"Every word that pours from the pen comes from the heart" - Music News Scotland.
"Think Robert Johnson by way of Mark Knopfler... Just how the blues should be" - Sunday Herald.
"You know its a good thing when the tech boys walk past the windows of the studio jumping up and down and gesturing that they love your song," - Feile FM Belfast.
With a sound ranging from Indie Brit Rock to early 60s Pop, their undeniably pleasing melodies will immediately get you singing and dancing.
Melodic rock and a mix of old-style mellotron synths and modern guitar riffs underpinned with unusual rhythms
Beautiful music reflecting her observations of the world and the human condition in all it's magnificence and frailty
Their sound is a lush blanket of harmonies, draped over a twisting landscape of stories.
Traditional dance music from Louisiana that's guaranteed to get you trying out some southern moves!
‘The new face and sound of Folk Rock in Cornwall. Their rustic folk roots are delicately
balanced with a rugged production aesthetic and high-octane individual performances"
Flying the flag to keep classic and modern soul music alive across the generations.
Hireth = an inconsolable longing in the human heart. This four piece band aims to entertain with songs of Cornish stories and heritage
Fusing intense vocal polyphony with rootsy strings, beats and buckets of passion, The Trees introduce a new meaning to the term “girl band".
This 16 year old singer-songwriter will entertain the crowd with his enthusiastic Folk Punk performance
Ramshackle Serenade never fails to get an audience jumping, clapping, stamping and singing with their original take on classic tracks plus original material.
A group of friends who don't take things to seriously. A couple of beers, a bit of a laugh and entertaining people their gigs.
Expect a mix of true Ska and Reggae classics with some surprise twists thrown in.
With their kicking tunes and fun attitude The Huckleberry Finns keep you coming back for more. Catch them on the Beach Bar Stage on Friday!
Street Entertainment / Workshops / Food Stalls