Cornwall does things differently. Its wild and unique culture rooted in Celtic heritage gives rise to a wonderfully carefree spirit. It dances to its own beat. It’s almost to be expected then that a music festival that takes place in the lesser known south east of the county isn’t like other music festivals. In fact, it isn’t like any other festival.
For one weekend in September (20th– 22nd) the entire pretty coastal fishing town invites visitors of all ages to join the party.
LooeLive! is one of a kind. It’s got a grown-up, doing-it-our-own-way attitude. It’s more of a friendly gathering, where music and arts fill the streets.
It’s a festival that the whole town gets caught up in. The mainstage overlooks the river and the BBC Introducing Stage is on the beach – music pops up throughout the streets and spills from over thirty venues all over the town. The eclectic line-up covers everything from rock and acoustic to folk and blues, with this year’s stellar performers including the popular country duo, The Shires, iconic English band Level 42 and Cornwall’s favourite Buoy band The Fisherman’s Friends, award-winning singer songwriter Newton Faulkner and DJ royalty Trevor Nelson all performing.
So much more than just music
Looe Live! festival’s passions run far deeper than music; it’s a celebration that brings together all that is great about Looe’s community spirit.
The festival offers the chance to hear some stellar music, fill up on local food and drink, enjoy workshops and activities and an abundance of only-in-Cornwall moments. And when the day is done, it’s not the usual soggy tents and well-trodden fields that festival-goers retreat to, it’s classy B&Bs, independent hotels and local cottages – so much more dignified and so much more Looe!