…and as there are only twelve weeks to go it’s time to start pulling the wraps off this year’s line up.

First, by phenomenal demand and needing no introduction, we welcome the return of the one and only Alabama 3; making their Loopallu debut with a set packed with hits are indie legends The Bluetones; and expect the incredible from Brighton’s British Sea Power whose live shows are infamous.

Loopallu has had a history of great punk and ska acts over the years, and this year is no different as we have not one, but two legends from the scene. Buster Bloodvessel will undoubtedly lead Bad Manners and the audience into a pier shaking stomp whilst the original Punk Poet John Cooper Clarke will bring his social and cultural commentary to our stage.

In 1996, the UK music industry was buzzing for an act from a far away island. We are pleased to say that after a long hiatus, making the short journey across the Minch are the Hebrides finest Astrid. Back with a new album this autumn, and what better place to first experience it than Loopallu. Looking to the future, we always try to bring you tomorrow’s stars today and we cannot contain how excited we are for HYYTS prospects, and we challenge you not to start dancing.

Last, but no means least for the first batch of the music acts to be unveiled; we turn to one of our most regular attendees and proudly introduce to you, the first outing of UNE. Mark Radcliffe and Paul Langley present ‘new-age electronica for the cerebral raver’. Yep, you heard it here first.

The last word goes to those of many words and Literally Literary which we present in conjunction with Ullapool Book Festival and we are utterly thrilled to welcome crimewriter extraordinaire Val McDermid toLoopallu this September.

Visitors looking for accommodation should head to www.ullapool.com for hotel, B&B and self catering options locally. Camping is available at Ardmair Holiday Park, located approximately two miles north of Ullapool www.ardmair.com

Tickets are currently on sale online from www.loopallu.co.uk or in person from The Arch Inn (Ullapool) and Eden Court (Inverness).

Loopallu: Small, perfectly formed (we think) and still truly independent.

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