Radio favourite and fast rising star Jake Bugg is also confirmed to appear, making his return to Ullapool after a Highland acoustic tour at the start of the year.
Other acts to feature in this first wave of announcements are celtoc rockers The Dangleberries, Lilygreen and McGuire fresh from supporting Westlife on their arena tour, and Shinty legend Garry Innes with his Celtic/Gaelic crossover act Manran.
Loopallu takes place in the west coast village of Ullapool on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of September 2012 and doubles the population of the village for the weekend. As well as the usual eclectic line up of acts appearing at the festival big top and the fringe events after hours in the villages pubs, the festival will again provide a selection of fine food and drink from around the Highlands as well as the usual warm Ullapool welcome.
Tickets for this year are priced at £60 for weekend tickets and £75 for weekend and camping.
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