The best of blues, folk and rock added to our stellar line-up for LMF2017

Looe Music Festival announces blues legends Nine Below Zero, BBC Radio 2 folk award nominees O’Hooley and Tidow and Chris Evans’ favourite West Country folk-pop duo Sound of the Sirens for the September event.

Formed in South London in 1977 Nine Below Zero quickly developed a reputation as one of the best blues bands in the country. Their album ‘Live at the Marquee’ captured their high-energy live show and secured them support slots on tours with The Who, The Kinks and Sting. A memorable appearance in the first episode of TV comedy ‘The Young Ones’, a 10th anniversary sell out UK tour and critical acclaim for their 2009 release ‘It’s Never Too Late’ reinforce their position as one of the best in the UK. Playing songs such ‘Ridin’ on the L & N’, ‘Don’t Point Your Finger’ and ‘Eleven Eleven’ Nine Below Zero will take to the main stage on the beach on Sunday.

They join headliners The Jesus and Mary Chain, Lulu and Happy Mondays on the bill for the award winning live music event, which takes place on 29 September – 1 October this year.

O’Hooley and Tidow are regarded as ‘one of British folk’s mightiest combinations’ (Mojo). Their latest album, ‘Shadows’ has earned the duo a place in Mojo’s Top 10 Folk Albums of 2016 for the third time, and also their third successive BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for ‘Best Duo’.

Championed by Chris Evans – who declared himself “blown away” when he heard them for the first time, Sound of the Sirens will take over the harbour marquee on Saturday. Familiar faces to Looe Music Festival visitors, Sound of the Sirens are back, with an ever increasing fan base. Performing alongside U2 and Take That on TFI Friday last year, the duo’s debut album ‘For All Our Sins’ has been met with impressive reviews and national airplay.

Also showcasing at LMF this year are Cornwall-based Daytoner who promise to blur the boundaries between a DJ set and live show when they perform on the BBC Music Introducing stage. If the ‘cutting edge of dark melodic rock’ is more your thing, Cornwall’s very own Kernuyck are back.

With over 90 bands performing on 5 stages over 3 days don’t miss the chance to grab your early bird tickets. There are more names still to be revealed and tickets are selling fast.