Loopallu 2010 - First Acts Announced

Loopallu, picture by Paul Campbell

The Loopallu festival returns for its sixth outing this September, and we’re very pleased to start unveiling the line up.

Loopallu has consistently managed to deliver acts and line ups well beyond its tiny 2,500 capacity and this year will be no exception, indeed we think it’s by far and away the strongest line up yet.

With headliners still to be announced, we’re pleased in the meantime to unveil a long overdue visit from Scottish indie heroes, Idlewild.

Joining them and making their first ever festival appearance in the Highlands is Turin Brakes who are back on top form following the release of their 2010 critically acclaimed album ‘Outbursts’.

Also confirmed are BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Best Live Act’ (2010) nominee The Bad Shepherds featuring comedian Adrian Edmondson, best known for playing Vyvyan in The Young Ones and also Eddie in Bottom.

Local favourites and guaranteed to get the party started, The Vatersay Boys make a welcome and much requested return.

Finally, bringing a touch of electronic/pop/folk are Silver Columns the new project of Johnny Lynch, better know as Pictish Trail and keyboard player in the Fence Collective.

The ‘Little Fest in the West’ has built up an amazing reputation over the past five years, becoming the perfect way to say farewell to the festival season.

Situated in the pretty fishing village of Ullapool, on the shores of Loch Broom in the North West Highlands Loopallu is a weekend for all. With activities for all ages and music for all ears, it’s been described as a family gathering you’d actually like to go to!

Fantastic local food and drink aplenty along with the now legendary late night fringe throughout the village, which last year included impromptu performances from the likes of Mumford and Sons, promises to make Loopallu yet again the perfect way to finish your festival season.

For more information visit the Loopallu website

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