The Loopallu festival returns for its sixth outing this September, and the first acts have been announced.
Headliners are still to be announced, but in the meantime organisers have unveiled an appearance 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.
Ticket prices have been held at last years prices, with weekend tickets at £55 and weekend and camping at £70. Weekend & Camping ticket holders wishing to bring campervans and caravans which will be charged £25 per vehicle. As, since the beginning, tickets for children 12 & under will be free (though need to be accompanied by an adult).