We take a look at the 10 Venues & 85 performances that will make up this fantastic weekend of FREE live music across the pubs, clubs, bars & pop-up stages in Looe, SE Cornwall.

Looe Weekender is a unique music event, organised by a group from the Town’s licensed trade, restaurants & clubs – bringing collectively more than 100 hours of FREE live music – showcasing great local & regional tallent.

Something For Everyone

Whether you like a choir or heavy metal, samba or jazz – Looe Weekender has it all.

The eclectic line-up kicks off on Thursday 19th with two gigs  in East Looe, to get you into the spirit of what’s to come over the following days.

Below is an overview & links to each venue. The website www.looeweekender.com has a complete line up so you don’t miss a single act. You can also visit the What’s On & Events pages and use the calendar (which you can download to your own device).

Thursday 19th

The Bullers Arms (Buller Street, East Looe) – gets everyone into the party spirit from 8.30pm with their Shite NiteThe Ship Inn (Fore Street, East Looe) – introduce Division, Looe’s very own rock-indie band from 9pm.

Friday 20th

There’s something taking place in 9 venues today – starting at 10.30am at the Hannafore Beach Kiosk (Marine Drive, Hannafore) with local sea shanty group The Polperro Wreckers. There’s a great range of music, food & drink on offer until 8pm including Joanne Cooke, Leon Harvey & support form Liskeard Radio – a fantastic location overlooking the beach, bay & Looe Island.

From 1.30pm, West Looe Quay Stage (Quayside Centre, West Looe Quay) start their line up of no less then six acts – including The Rhythm Hepcats, Big Fish, Wireless, Leven’s Four & ending the evening with Blackout through to 10.30pm. West Looe Quay Stage is a collaboration between The Jolly Sailor Inn & Route 2 Events, with a fantastic stage, PA & lighting within the Quayside Centre.

The Fishermans Arms (Higher Market Street, East Looe) kick off their line-up from 2pm with Black Friday, Bache followed by Blackbirds through to 10pm.

3pm – the stage is set at Looe Social Club (The Quay, West Looe) with performances from Jack Bartlett at 3pm and the evening sessions 9-11.30pm with Firebird.

The Ship Inn (Fore Street, East Looe) have Third Wheel kicking off their Friday evening at 6pm followed by Nu Skool Noize at 9pm till late.

Marley White, a popular local SKA & reggae cover artist, is at the Golden Guinea (Fore Street, East Looe) from 7pm. Rock Steady get The Admiral Boscarn‘s Looe Weekender underway (Church End, East Looe) at 8pm

At the Bullers Arms (Fore Street, East Looe) – Morzim take to the floor at 6pm before Deacon 1 raise the tempo & volume at 9pm. The evening sees a fantastic DJ set from JEM Sessions at JJs Sports Bar (Fore Street, East Looe) from 9pm


Saturday 21st

Today all 10 venues bring fantastic music from from 10am through to 11pm – a full day’s entertainment on both side of the river to enjoy.

Ease your way into the day from 10am with Sing Rock Choir at the Hannafore Beach Kiosk (Marine Drive, Hannafore) where the line up runs through to Not The Beatles 6.30-8.30pm.

In the Bullers Arms (Buller Street, East Looe) The Horizons kick off at Noon; followed by great sets from favourites Valkyrie Sky, Dew Barf & closing the day at 9.30pm with Cyderfex.

West Looe Quay Stage (The Quayside Centre, West Looe)  have another 6 great sets today… kicking off with Wild Fenn at 1.30pm and closing the day from 9-10.30pm with The Duckies. Staying along the quayside in West Looe; Looe Social Club bring you Sonny King from 3pm and back to the 60’s/70’s in the evening with Mod Life Krisis from 9pm.

Fishermans Arms (Higher Market Street, East Looe) start the afternoon at 2pm with Andy Hart, with JD Maskell & Marley White performing late afternoon through to 10pm.

Just up the road at The Admiral Boscarn introduce the fantastic The Tyrns, performing from 2-4pm

Along East Looe Quay at The Old Boathouse, it’s the second Marley White performance of the Looe Weekender, from 3pm, with the early evening session of Dr. Oz from 6pm. Also at 3pm – along on Fore Street, The Golden Guinea have The Guise on their afternoon slot from 3pm and DJ Ian Harrison & live PA Shelley Smith from 6-8.30pm

The Ship Inn (Fore Street, East Looe) bring you Pork Chop with a Cider Banjo at 3pm leading into two fantastic sets from Raikes at 5.30pm and Ex-Presidents from 9pm.

Ashley Harding starts things off at at JJ’s Sports Bar (Fore Street, East Looe) from 7pm with DJ Mr Flexxx from 9pm until late.

Sunday 22nd

It’s certainly no sleepy Sunday at the Looe Weekender – get yourself & coffee & bacon roll and enjoy the sounds of Jazz Shed from 10am at the Hannafore Beach Kiosk (Marine Drive, Hannafore). With an eclectic line up all day long, including the Busketeers, Jessica & The Rabbits – through to the closing act at 6.30pm with 6pm with RockHeadZ (formerly the NobHeadZ)

The always fabulous Daddy Longlegs crack open Sunday at the Bullers Arms (Buller Street, East Looe) from Noon, followed by three great bands, with Hot House Combo and Rob C, finishing their weekend with The Bail Jumpers.

Just along the street on East Looe Quay at Noon, The Old Boathouse welcomes JD Maskell to get you into the Sunday vibe, followed by Rock N Rowland at 3pm

West Looe Quay Stage (The Quayside Centre, West Looe) set list of 6 acts start a 1.30pm where you can join in & sea along to the sea shanties of The Polperro Wreckers. The Glaze, Pressure Drop, Six Under and King Dinosaur are next up and finishing with the fantastic Get Wicker who close the weekend in West Looe from 9-10pm.

Further along the quayside, Looe Social Club have both an afternoon session at 3pm with Bottle Blondie and then at 9pm, their Looe Weekender sets close with Road Runner.

Fishermans Arms (Higher Market Street, East Looe) kick off the afternoon at 2pm with Bache, with Darren & Marley White performing from 5pm through. Closing the Fish’s Looe Weekender sets is Black Friday from 8-10pm

Golden Guinea bring you Busker Rhymes from 3-5pm, and then line up your cocktails for the evening session from 6pm with Bloffter.

The Ship Inn (Fore Street, East Looe) bring you Blackout at 2pm with two superb evening sets with Vicious Kitten at 6pm and Sons of Autumn at 9pm.

JJ’s Sports Bar (Fore Street, East Looe) Looe’s very own Division closing out the weekend from 8.30pm


Getting To Looe & Parking

We have a useful Blog post which covers all the information needed about Parking & Car Parks in & around Looe. All car parks will be open & operational throughout the Looe Weekender.

Arriving by train? There’s a direct service from Liskeard to Looe (30 mins, £5.60 return) which links to the mainline services (Penzance-Paddington).

You can find further information, including Bus routes and Taxi numbers on our Getting Here page.

Getting From Venue to Venue

With 3 Venues in West Looe & 7 in East Looe, all of the venues are within walking distance of each other. The further two venues apart being from The Globe Inn to the Hannafore Beach Kiosk which is around a 15-20 min walk.

On the 20th, 21st & 22nd, you can take advantage of the Looe Land Train which will be running the Looe Weekender Shuttle for just £2 pp between East Looe, West Looe & Hannafore (operational from 1pm until 6pm daily).

There is a passenger ferry which, for just £1, takes you from the West Looe Quay Stage (and just 100 metres from Looe Social Club) to the centre of East Looe & just feet away from many of the venues.

You can download the Looe Visitor’s Map which also details the number of local taxis (advisable to book in advance if staying outside of the Town).

Great Food & Drink

You wont find food & drink stalls at the Looe Weekender as you have everything you’ll need within each venue & on their doorstep, with a fantastic range of cafes, restaurants, pubs & bars around the Town.

So whether you want a great breakfast to start your day off, to award-winning fish & chips, Thai street food to wood fired pizzas…  there’s everything on hand to whet your appetite. To find out more about our local eateries, pop over to our Eating & Drinking pages.

Places To Stay

There’s still time to find places to stay to make a full weekend or week-long holiday in our magical corner of Cornwall. From campsites & glamping to harbour-side hotels, self catering cottages to B&Bs – there’s something to suit all styles & budgets.

Find our more about great places to stay on our Accommodation pages and keep an eye on the Late Availability section too.

Other Activities

Looe is famous for its beach, water sports & a great range of boat & fishing trips – so plan ahead to make the most of your time in the Town by visiting the Exploring section of the website.

Thank You

To all of those who have helped to put on the Looe Weekender – our local pubs, clubs, restaurants; financial support from Looe Town Council & the Looe Saves The Day charity; logistical support from Looe Harbour Commissioners & Route2Events…. to all of the bands, choirs, acts and musicians taking part…. and to you, for coming along to support the event, a huge thank you from the Town.

Thank you too to Don D The Lazy Photographer for allowing us to use his images on our publicity.

We hope that you have a wonderful Looe Weekender!