The Darkness and Reef for Looe Music Festival

Place your hands on tickets to see Brit rockers Reef, and The Darkness on Looe beach this autumn. Looe Music Festival 2013 promises 60 bands, 3 stages … and 1 big party on the beach over the weekend of 27th – 29th September.

The Darkness, Reef and Dizraeli & the Small Gods will head a hefty line-up of rock, punk and modern ska talent that includes The Damned, Sham 69, Missing Andy and Simon Townshend fresh from his UK tour with The Who.

The Darkness

Folk fans can look forward to a busy weekend of performances from celebrated folk singer-songwriter and virtuoso fiddler Seth Lakeman (making the short journey across the Tamar to take Looe beach by storm on the Saturday night), plus BBC Folk Award winners (Best Folk Duo 2012) Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, singer-songwriter Judy Dunlop, and folk-pop starlet Lisbee Stainton.

If swamp-infested, Latin-American gypsy blues is more your style, Congo Faith Healers are one to catch. Listed as one of The Independent’s Top 10 Bands to see live in London. Carnival outfit Tankus The Henge have a reputation for whipping crowds into a frenzy too. Named as one of Glastonbury 2011’s top 10 bands, check them out for yourself at Looe Music Festival 2013. As always, LMF will be showcasing local talent from Looe, and seasoned performers from all over Cornwall and the South West.

BBC Poetry Slam champion Dizraeli, with world Beatbox champion Bellatrix and a supernaturally gifted 7-piece band make Dizraeli & the Small Gods the ones to see on the Friday night at the beach.

Rockney heroes Chas & Dave will close the weekend in style supported by the pioneers of ‘oom-pop’ the lederhosen-clad, London-based Oompah Brass. Last year sold out … don’t miss the boat. Tickets

Looe Music puts festival slot up for grabs!

Headlined this year by The Stranglers, Levellers, The Skints and Simon Townshend with a strong supporting line up of almost 60 fantastic bands, the winner of the Acoustic Category in the Live and Unsigned National Grand Final will go on to be a part of this fantastic festival!

Looe Music

Taking place between the 21st and the 23rd September, Looe Music Festival boasts low ticket prices for only £40 for an adult weekend, and £10 for Under 18’s. The festival features two stages smack-bang in the centre of Looe, a lovely little Cornish town and the main stage being situated on the beach.

Now in its second year, the festival was set up with the mission of bringing the best live bands to a sunny little Cornish fishing port in Looe. Having recently earned charitable status, any profits from the Looe Music Festival will go back into the festival as well as local community projects promoting musical talent and understanding.

Looe Music Festival is an expanding event and each year brings in bigger and better bands, it is catered to a wide variety of tastes in music from hip-hop and rock to 1940s swing and blues.  So for 2012 Looe Music Festival is working in conjunction with Live and Unsigned to offer one act the opportunity to play in front of thousands of music lovers.

Live and Unsigned Festival Opportunities

Looe Music Festival is just one example of the festival opportunities up for grabs at the Live and Unsigned Grand Final which will be taking at The O2. Those who make it to the Grand Final will be competing for £10,000 cash and slots at up to 12 festivals!! The winner of Live and Unsigned 2012 is so far scheduled to play at the following festivals; Glass Butter Beach, Bingley Music Live, Sundown, Relentless Energy Drink Boardmasters, Strawberry Fields Festival, Brownstock, Stockton Weekender, Just So Festival, Cockermouth Rock Festival, London Summer Jam, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Lancaster Music Festival. These festival slots are subject to genre suitability and dates.

This year’s celebrity judges for the final so far include BBC Radio 1’s Ras Kwame, Kerrang Radio’s Unsigned Expert Alex Baker and Mark Hill –  also known as one half of the urban duo Artful Dodger.

To get the chance to play festival slots such as Guernsey Festival, enter Live and Unsigned. For more information on Looe Music Festival, check out the festival website.