Press Release 5

Looe Saves the Day festival programme is HERE

IT’S HERE  …… we have now published the final programme for Looe Saves the Day festival on our website and it is an amazing read.

As well as the acts on the main stage, there will be more than 200 artists and bands performing in the 29 pub, bars, cafes and restaurants in the town.  There are too many things happening to include here so please check out the programme for the details : www.looesavestheday.co.uk.

While access to the open air festival is free, there is a limit of 3,000 for the main stage area.

Despite our best efforts, it has not proved possible to give priority to people who bought tickets for the original festival or to local residents. This means access to the main stage will be on a first come first served basis.

A massive thank to the everyone who has worked so hard in pulling together the incredible programme of entertainment – and a special vote of thanks to Cathy Read from the organising team who has been burning the midnight oil designing the leaflet which will also be available from the information point and the TIC.

Last week Looe Town Council stepped forward to take on the formal role of event organiser and since then staff and councillors have been working hard with the festival directors to make sure that all the plans are in place.

Armand Toms, the Mayor of Looe, and one of the directors is full of praise for the support of Town Clerk Anne Frith and her team who have been helping to co -ordinate the work of the many teams and working groups involved in the project.

The Council has been involved in the arrangements for the festival and I would like to thank everyone who has been working around the clock to make sure we get this right” he said.  “As well as Anne and Laura, who have had to put their day jobs on hold to focus on the festival, I would like to particularly thank Councillor Viv Sullivan who has been responsible for recruiting and organising the army of volunteers we need to help with stewarding and marshalling the event.

“I would also like to thank Tim Vigus, a member of the core organising group, who has done an amazing job over the past three weeks. Not only has he sorted out the acts to appear on the main stage, he has also pulled together the team to build the stage, provide the PA and sound equipment, and is working with the security firm to ensure that the barriers and other fencing are in place. “.

We have finalised arrangements for travelling to and from the festival, and for parking in the town. The town is going to be busy and so we are asking people to use public transport where possible.

Plymouth City Bus are providing bus services for the three day event . Details of the services, which will serve all the main caravan parks and camp sites, can be found on the Looe Saves the Day website: www.looesavestheday.co.uk   A 3 bus day ticket will cost £10, with £4 for a one day ticket. You can also travel by train from Liskeard to Looe on the Looe Valley line. Links to the train timetable are also available on the Looe Saves the Day website. There are also lots of local taxi firms available .

The main car park for the festival will be at Millpool and people driving to the event are asked to use this car park first. If the Millpool becomes full overflow car parks are available at :

  • Looe Junior Academy
  • West Waylands field ( park and ride)
  • Dungers field ( opp the car boot field )
  • Sandhill field

Signs will be erected at all the roads leading into village to direct people to the overflow car parks if required.

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For further information or to do interviews please contact Trisha Hewitt on 07946654121 or email trisha091@live.com