Utah Saints to play Loopallu Main Stage

Electronic act Utah Saints are the final main stage name to be added to Loopallu’s 10th birthday celebrations.

The legendary and pioneering production team from Leeds have enjoyed unparalleled achievements over the past 20 years as recording artists and DJs.

Starting out during the early 1990s, with their style and ambition firmly rooted in the underground, their unique productions quickly gained mainstream notoriety.

Tim & Jez first experienced chart success with the singles, ‘What Can You Do For Me’, ‘Something Good’ and ‘Believe In Me’, productions which sampled Gwen Guthrie, Kate Bush and Human League respectively. Their self-entitled first album hit the streets in 1992 and rose to the Top 10 in the UK album sales chart.

Robert Hicks, Festival Founder and Organiser, said: “No birthday party is complete without a DJ, something we’ve never done at Loopallu. So we thought who better than the legendary Utah Saints to bring the Friday nights celebrations to an incredible close. I’ve got my glow sticks, and I can’t wait!”

The late night Loopallu Fringe line-up is also now unveiled. Taking over Ullapool’s numerous bars from when the main stage closes until the early hours. This year’s Fringe line-up features a host of Loopallu regulars along with some new names including; Davy & The Hose Beast; Hunter & The Bear; Rhythmnreel; John the DJ; Tweed; Martin Stephenson; Vic Galloway; Ally Macrae; Grousebeater Sound System; Mark Radcliffe & The Foes; Revellers; Taylor & Marie; and the Rootofsound DJ’s.

A reminder as well that this years fancy dress theme could be nothing other than ‘BIRTHDAY’.

These acts join the previously announced headliners and Scotland’s hottest act of the moment TWIN ATLANTIC; brit-pop legends SHED SEVEN;; influential punk act THE UNDERTONES; in their ‘Acoustic & Unplugged’ guise ALABAMA 3; PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING; NEON WALTZ; WHITE; KIM CHURCHILL; BABY STRANGE; VIGO THIEVES; HUNTER & THE BEAR; MODEL AEROPLANES; THE VATERSAY BOYS; ULLAPOOL PIPE BAND; and finally MARK RADCLIFFE & THE FOES.

Making it’s debut in association with Ullapool Book Festival is Literally Literary, a celebration of writing which includes Christopher Brookmyre, Mairi Hedderwick, Doug Johnstone and Vic Galloway.

Loopallu takes place in the west coast village of Ullapool on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th of September 2014 and doubles the population of the village for the weekend. 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’s festival are now sold out.