KASSIDY and RACHEL SERMANNI added to LOOPALLU 2011

Two of Scotland’s hottest upcoming acts have been added to the Line-Up for Loopallu 2011.

After a summer of playing festivals up and down the country and the release of their debut album ‘Hope Street’ earlier this year to critical acclaim, Kassidy are leading the pack in the current crop of Scottish bands ready to break through to the masses.

Also announced to be making her return to Loopallu is Carrbridge singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni who has been making a name for herself recently with high profile fans including previous Loopallu performers Mumford and Sons.

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’.

Also, Buzzcocks, regarded as one of the most influencial punk bands of the 70’s have been added to the bill, they had a string of hits including ‘What do I get’ and the timeless anthem ‘Ever Fallen in Love? (withsomeone you shouldn’t’ve)’.

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.

Rising stars of the celtic rock world, Tiree’s Skerryvore will also be making a welcome return to the festival. 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 http://www.thebooth.co.uk http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk http://www.skiddle.com ; 24 hr Tel 08444 999 990

www.loopallu.co.uk

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