Looe Music Festival is three days (29th Sept - 1st Oct) of superb live music in a magical setting on the stunning Cornish coast. A ‘grown-up’ music festival where camping isn’t a prerequisite, where you can visit for the day or the weekend, stay in comfort and eat like a king.
For three days in September the little town of Looe in South East Cornwall gets hit with big music, manic entertainment and a smattering of culture for good measure. The festival pops up from nowhere to transform the beach and the streets, giving locals & visitors from all over the world a chance to mingle and enjoy the show. Everywhere is the venue, everybody’s welcome to the party. And every year, we try to push it one step further.
We heard that a Plymouth based rock 'n roll band called Velvet Echoes were on the bill so we thought that a chat with them ahead of the event, here's how we got on....
Please take a moment to introduce your band and tell people why they should come and check out your set at Looe Festival this year....
We are Velvet Echoes, a four piece indie rock band hailing from the city of Plymouth. Our music takes influences from great British rock and roll bands but our music has its own original feel. Our music videos have conjured up thousands of views on social media and have been played on BBC introducing and ITV's 'This Morning'. If you love high octane, high energy rock n roll we are a band not to miss. With our new EP available over the Looe festival weekend, make sure you grab a copy and spread the word!
Looe Music Festival always puts on a great range of bands, both local, national and sometimes international, which acts are YOU most excited about seeing this year?
For us it's got to be Happy Mondays, Cast and the Undertones. Sorry Lulu.
UK festivals can often be messy affairs, please tell me your top three tips to surviving one?
Plenty of alcohol, raincoat, and bog roll.
How did the opportunity come about for you to perform at this year’s festival?
We applied for Looe online. Loved coming the last two years so it felt right to apply and play!
Looe Festival takes place quite late in the year, have you been to any other festivals this year either to play or just as a festival goer? If so, which stood out most for you?
We have had the opportunity to play a couple of smaller festivals which have all been good. But our expectations are definitely the highest for Looe. Buzzing!
Picking the three headliners for Looe Festival must be quite a tall order, who would YOU choose for 2018?
Catfish & The Bottlemen, Kasabian and The Libertines. Bang!
Lastly, there are a ton of bands and acts out there, please tell me the name of one that we should invest some time in?
A couple of us would like to see Spanish garage rock band The Hinds so check them out as they have really started to make a name for themselves. If you like top local music though make sure you check out our mates Double Denim and Dead Flowers. They are both cracking bands and good people.