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29th August 2012

Scouting For Girls added to Scotland's Loopallu Festival

Kassidy, Rachel Sermanni, The Staves, Public Service Broadcasting also among the latest acts confirmed

Loopallu organisers have announced Scouting for Girls as the 2nd headliner for this years 8th festival. They join previously announced and recently reformed headliners The Fratellis who have chosen Loopallu as their first live outing since reforming earlier this year.

Scouting for Girls have been noimated for 4 Brits and an Ivor Novello award, with a string of hits in their back catalogue including 'She's So Lovely', 'Hearbeat', 'This Ain't a Love Song' along with current single ' Summertime in the City' Scouting for Girls are set to bring the biggest singalong ever.

Back by phenomenal demand Scottish rockers Kassidy make a very welcome return and will guantee to get the party in full swing having spent the summer playing stornming sets at festivals up and down the country.

Also added to the line-up is fast rising Scottish singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni fresh from her much talked about BBC Introducing Reading and Leeds Festival appearances and coinciding with the week of release of her much awaited debut album 'Under Mountains' which is released on the 17th September.

Acoustic folk trio The Staves who's debut album 'Dead & Born & Grown' is also out imminently (Oct 22nd) is also the first album where production credits have been shared between legendary producer Glyn Johns (Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Clash) and his son Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, The Vaccines).
‘We’re so pleased to have a secured a long overdue return to the North of Scouting For Girls who we know will bring the festival to a rousing, loud, singalong finale. Rachel Sermanni will be a highlight, having watched her career blossom over the past two years now to return on the week of her debut album release will be quite something. Then also The Staves. Simply wonderful. We can’t wait.’
Robert Hicks
Final additions for the moment are London's Public Service Broadcasting who use samples from old Public Information Films mixed with samples, drums, guitars and 'teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future', goNORTH acts, Dundee's Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward and Fisher, pop-rockers Minarture Dinosaurs, rising scottish three piece Brown Bear and the Bandits, and Ullapool local legends Naked Strangers.

Also appearing over the weekend are, Radio One favourite and act of the moment Jake Bugg, festival favourites The Dangleberries, Lilygreen and McGuire and Celtic/Gaelic cross-over act Manran.

Loopallu takes place in the west coast village of Ullapool on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of September 2012. As well as the usual eclectic line up of acts appearing at the festival big top and the fringe events after hours in the villages pubs, the festival will again provide a selection of fine food and drink from around the Highlands as well as the usual warm Ullapool welcome.

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. Children 12 & under will be free (though need to be accompanied by an adult)
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