JUST when you thought the festival season was over, Looe looms.
The town's celebration of music returns on the weekend of September 21 to 23, following a hugely successful inaugural bash last year.
Festy goers are invited to head for the picturesque seaside town of Looe "to fill your belly with pasties and your ears with the some of the best live music around", the organisers say.
Topping the bill this time are The Stranglers, The Levellers and The Skints. The programme includes over 60 great bands including The Lambrettas, Showaddywaddy and Simon Townshend, If and Martin Barre of Jethro Tull with his new band.
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Naturally there's a strong contingent of local talent with sets from Empire of Fools, The Patrick James Pearson Band, Ten Zero One, Mad Dog McRea, The Normals and Two Spot Gobi as well as Cornwall's finest Kernuyk, Crowns, Company B, Aberfal, Oggymen, Jessica Sweetman and many more.
There'll also be comedy from Kernow King Ed Rowe, who has built quite a name for himself nationally for promoting all things Cornish.
The event will take place over three stages, including the Adrenalin Quarry Stage on the Beach at East Looe, the Harbour stage on Buller Quay, also East Looe, with the Guildhall Sessions being held in the Guildhall, Fore Street.
Other live music venues hosting music around the town include the Jolly Sailor, The Quayside Bar, Zute, The Ship Inn, The Fisherman's Arms, The Globe, The Sail Loft, Archies and The Bullers Arms.
Organiser Tanya Britain says ticket sales are going exceptionally well, with Levellers' and Stranglers' fans from all over the UK and further a field planning to descend on Looe in what would otherwise be an out of season weekend.
"We've sold tickets in Canada, France, Belgium, Scotland, Wales and just about every county in England," she says. "We've already outsold last year's event by 200 per cent."
Now a registered charity, the event is 'not for profit', funded entirely by donation, sponsorship and ticket sales and run by a small but enthusiastic bunch of volunteers.
"Looe is a town that harvests income from tourism and by delivering a high-profile music festival with fantastic headliners, we hope to attract a whole new generation of staying visitors here," says Tanya.
This promises to be a fun family festival set in a magical location – and best of all there's not a muddy field in site.
Tickets cost £40 for adults for the entire weekend, under-18s tickets cost £10 and under-5s tickets cost £1.
Find out more and book your tickets from www.looemusic.co.uk.