Definitive Sunday headliner announced for Looe Music Festival 2018
“It was probably the wettest gig I think I’ve ever been involved in, and almost because of it, one of the most enjoyable in a long time. The fantastic location on the beach, the warmth of the organisers and huge crowd who stuck it out made it a very memorable occasion. God knows what it would’ve been like in more clement weather! I’d love to come back and find out …”
A quote from Baz Warne, the lead singer of The Stranglers, talking about their performance at Looe Music Festival 2012.
Fast forward six years and the band will be walking on the beaches in Looe again this year … hoping for kinder weather, but not caring either way. With a vast catalogue of recorded material in their arsenal, it’s never easy for them to decide exactly which songs to perform live but, this year the band are touring their “definitive” collection to coincide with the planned re-release of their first seven albums originally issued on the UA and EMI/Liberty labels.
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 again this September on Looe beach.
Also announced for LMF18 are Peatbog Faeries. Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the legendary Scottish trailblazers have created a glorious mixture of traditional sounds and dance-floor grooves that have been embraced worldwide.
“Nothing prepares you for the high octane music of the Peatbog Faeries. Powerful melodies are dextrously pumped out with a smart degree of techno attitude, while cross-rhythms ricochet over a heavy bass that hits you forcefully like a massive heart beat.” The Scotsman
They’re joined by; Rain Reserve, London based singer songwriter Hollie Rogers, the beautiful folk voice of Kitty Macfarlane and the totally captivating Bev Lee Harling. If you like to be surprised and delighted, be sure to catch Totally Ukeless, the Huckleberry Finns, and home-grown talent, Joe Chown. If rock is more your thing be sure to check out Sonic Kingdom at the beach on Saturday.
Make sure you check out the full line-up and we’ll See you on the Beach.