You may have thought bears didn’t exist in the Highlands, but there’s chance to see two at Loopallu in September…

First up, it’s with huge pleasure and excitement that we can announce that ELIZA AND THE BEAR have joined our lineup. 2016 has been quite a year for the Essex quintet. After five years of building a huge live following they decamped to Nashville for seven weeks to work with three times Grammy Award-winning producer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Of Monsters and Men, James Bay) on their self titled debut album. On release it went straight into the Top 40 earlier this year.

Then, back by overwhelming demand, we pleased that HUNTER AND THE BEAR are to make a very welcome return. Hunter & The Bear have come a long way since school friends Will Irvine and Jimmy Hunter headed home to the North Western reaches of Scotland in search of musical inspiration after leaving university in 2012. Since then, having shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Simple Minds and Van Morrison, this young British band have been making a big noise on the rock scene. With slots at festivals like Reading & Leeds, T in The Park and Hard Rock Calling, the boys have been captivating crowds all over the UK, Europe and America with their thunderous live show.

Last, but by no means least of our music offerings we are extremely excited to introduce ONR. Formed in 2015, Scottish act Onr. have cited influences including Echo & The Bunnymen, Arcade Fire, OMD, Simple Minds and Interpol in creating their distinctively ambitious and high-energy sound. Following years of performing and writing all over the world – all in the name of self-development - Onr. became the final manifestation of Glasgow-born frontman Robert Shields’ vision for his uniquely imposing material. Believing passionately in the translation from written-work to an animated live show, they are known for energetic, heartfelt performances - whilst retaining the detail and delicacy that have won them so many admirers.

Team Loop x


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Always one of the most fun and friendly festivals, Loopallu punches above it's weight


They’re selling the family silver – even granny is at risk of being put up for auction as fans try and outbid each other for tickets for Loopallu.

The Press and Journal

The only music event anywhere in the world to feature both Franz Ferdinand and the Ullapool Pipe Band.

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