Loopallu is delighted to announce the second batch of acts appearing for it’s sixth outing in the west coast of Scotland’s picturesque village of Ullapool this September.
First up we can confirm one of the most eagerly anticipated new acts in the UK (having only played 2 London shows to date), Mt Desolation (pictured above) will be joining us on the Saturday in the Big Top.
Not only is this Alt-County group fronted by Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin (who are better known in their roles with Keane), their debut album due for release later this year also features performances from members of The Killers, Mumford & Sons, Noah And The Whale, The Long Winters and Pete Roe.
Also added to the bill are the wonderful Aberfeldy who are set to release their third album ‘Somewhere to Jump From’ on August 23rd and rising traditional music stars Skerryvore.
These acts join other recent announcements, Scottish indie heroes Idlewild, Turin Brakes who make their first ever Highland Festival appearance, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Best Live Act’ (2010) nominee Adrian Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds, local favourites The Vatersay Boys and a touch of electronic folk from Silver Columns.
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.