PLACE your hands on tickets to see Brit rockers Reef and The Darkness on Looe beach this autumn. Looe Music Festival 2013 promises 60 bands, three stages and one big party on the beach over the weekend of September 27 to 29.
The Darkness, Reef and Dizraeli & the Small Gods will head a hefty line-up of rock, punk and modern ska talent which includes The Damned, Sham 69, Missing Andy and Simon Townshend fresh from his UK tour with The Who.
Folk fans can look forward to a busy weekend of performances from celebrated folk singer-songwriter and virtuoso fiddler Seth Lakeman (making the short journey across the Tamar to take Looe beach by storm on the Saturday night), plus BBC Folk Award winners (Best Folk Duo 2012) Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, singer-songwriter Judy Dunlop, and folk-pop starlet Lisbee Stainton.
If swamp-infested, Latin-American gypsy blues is more your style, Congo Faith Healers are one to catch; listed as one of The Independent's Top 10 Bands to see live in London. Carnival outfit Tankus The Henge have a reputation for whipping crowds into a frenzy too. Named as one of Glastonbury 2011's Top 10 bands, check them out for yourself at Looe Music Festival 2013. As always, LMF will be showcasing local talent from Looe and seasoned performers from all over Cornwall and the South West.
BBC Poetry Slam champion Dizraeli, with world beatbox champion Bellatrix and a supernaturally gifted seven-piece band make Dizraeli & the Small Gods are the ones to see on the Friday night at the beach.
Rockney heroes Chas & Dave will close the weekend in style supported by the pioneers of 'oom-pop' the lederhosen-clad, London-based Oompah Brass. Last year sold out … don't miss the boat. For tickets see looemusic.co.uk.