Legendary punk band The Buzzcocks are the latest addition to the 2011 Loopallu Festival. Regarded as one of the most influencial punk bands of the 70’s with hits including ‘What do I get’ and the timeless anthem ‘Ever Fallen in Love? (withsomeone you shouldn’t’ve)’, The Buzzcocks are true timeless legends of the British music industry.

The Buzzcocks - pic by Ian Rook

Also announced are rising stars of the celtic rock world, Tiree’s Skerryvore. With festival appearances up and down the country and an ever growing fanbase Skerryvore are to set to return to Ullapool where they stole the show 12 months ago..

These acts join the recent announcement of headliners The Feeling who have a back catalogue of hits to choose from including, ‘Never Be Lonely’, ‘Fill My Little World’, ‘Sewn’ and ‘Set My World On Fire’. Fratellis frontman Jon Fratelli will also be appearing. As well as playing songs from his new solo album, he is set to play some of the classic hits that made the Fratellis one of the biggest bands in the UK. Homegrown Heroes and recently reformed, The Bluebells make their Loopallu debut, with a string of hits to their name including ‘Young at Heart’ they could prove the biggest singalong to see Loopallu yet. Final act for the moment are the one band Loopallu wouldn’t be Loopallu without………the one and only Ullapool Pipe Band.


Tickets for this years festival are selling very quickly and people are being urged to buy soon to avoid dissapointment.

Tickets for this year are priced at £60 for weekend tickets and £75 for weekend and camping. Weekend and Camping ticket holders wishing to bring campervans and caravans 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)

Tickets, available in person from Northwest Outdoors (Ullapool), Mania & Ironworks (Inverness); Online from www.thebooth.co.uk  www.ticketmaster.co.uk  www.skiddle.com  ; 24 hr Tel 08444 999 990

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