Looe Music Festival shortlisted for Tourism Event of the Year

Looe Music Festival has been shortlisted for Tourism Event of the Year at the 2015/16 Cornwall Tourism Awards.

Held annually throughout the town of Looe, the not-for-profit festival was set up in order to boost tourism for the town at the end of the summer period. The festival was one of 172 entries across 24 categories from the Cornish tourism industry and will win gold, silver or bronze at the awards ceremony in November.

Event Director and Charity Trustee, Tanya Brittain, said: “So many local people have been involved in getting this project off the ground and it’s that community atmosphere that makes the event so special. We’re ecstatic that after five years of hard work Looe and South East Cornwall is beginning to see the tourism benefits of the event.”

Cornwall Tourism Awards celebrates the ever – increasing diversity of the tourism industry in Cornwall and recognises individual businesses who demonstrate innovation and excellence in their field.

Looe Music Festival celebrates arts, culture and marine life during its three-day live music gig. Recently completing it’s 5th annual event the festival has become a tourism magnet and helps to significantly boost the local economy with an estimated consumer spend of £2.4m during the week of the event*.

Looe Music Festival 2016 will take place on the 23rd – 25th September. Last year’s line–up included, Jools Holland, Johnny Marr, The Proclaimers, Bad Manners and The Buzzcocks. Super Early Bird weekend tickets are available for a limited time at the discounted price of £69 for adults, £19 for under 18’s and under 5’s go free.

*Consumer spend estimates are based on ticketed ‘staying visitors’ spending an average of £122 pppn on accommodation, local travel, food, drinks, groceries and souvenirs. Ticket day visitors are estimated to have spent £45 pppd. Source: Over Arup figures.