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See the whole of the moon from Looe beach this September

With hits spanning thirty years, The Waterboys will headline the main stage on Saturday at LMF18. With iconic singles such as The Whole Of The Moon, Fisherman’s Blues, When Ye Go Away, And A Bang On The Ear, Sweet Thing, A Man Is In Love and This Is The Sea we can’t help thinking they’re in exactly the right place, on Looe beach.

Also joining the LMF18 line-up are The Quireboys – this really is rock ‘n’ roll. 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.

Songstress PP Arnold became London’s first lady of soul when she arrived in the UK on tour with Ike and Tina Turner. Her 2017 album The Turning Tide is another aptly named work for an LMF performer. Also announced today are: un-apologetic rock-pop band Interceptors, Berkshire-based singer-songwriter Cecil, Glasgow based rock singer-songwriter Crawford Mack, from Dublin Ailbhe Reddy, folk-rock phenomenon Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys and the London African Gospel Choir, who will perform Paul Simon’s Graceland.

 Other new names for 2018 include: the amazing Trad.Attack from Tallinn, Estonia, the Joli Blon Cajun Band, blues guitarist and singer John Alexander, roots duo Honey & The Bear, the exquisite sounds of Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, plus Lorraine Lucas, Lorna Reid, Charlie Dore, and The Hut People.

Looe favourites Oompah Brass and The Normals are back by popular demand … as are The Eskies.