Published: 11/09/2014 10:06 - Updated: 11/09/2014 10:20

Utah Saints join Loopallu birthday celebrations

Utah Saints
Utah Saints

ELECTRO stars Utah Saints are the final main stage name to be added to Loopallu’s sell out 10th birthday celebrations later this month.

The pioneering production team from Leeds started their career in the early 1990s, with Jez Willis and Tim Garbutt’s musical style firmly rooted in the underground.

They first experienced chart success with the singles, What Can You Do For Me, Something Good and Believe In Me, which sampled Gwen Guthrie, Kate Bush and Human League respectively. Their self-entitled first album, released in 1992, was a Top 10 success in the UK album sales chart.

"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?" festival founder and organiser Robert Hicks said.

"I’ve got my glow sticks, and I can’t wait."

The late night Loopallu Fringe line-up has also been unveiled.

Taking over Ullapool’s from when the main stage closes until the early hours, this year’s Fringe line-up features Loopallu regulars along with some new names.

They include Davy & The Hose Beast; Rhythmnreel; John the DJ; Tweed; Martin Stephenson; Vic Galloway; Ally MacCrae; Grousebeater Sound System; Revellers; Taylor & Marie; and the Rootofsound DJs, as well as some main stage acts continuing the party on the Loopallu Fringe in Hunter & The Bear and Mark Radcliffe & The Foes.

These acts join the previously announced headliners Twin Atlantic; Brit Pop veterans Shed Seven; John Peel favourites The Undertones; Alabama 3 in a stripped down acoustic set; Public Service Broadcasting; Neon Waltz; White; Kim Churchill; Baby Strange; Vigo Thieves; Model Aeroplanes; The Vatersay Boys and Ullapool Pipe Band.

Making its debut in association with Ullapool Book Festival is Literally Literary, a celebration of writing which includes the award-winning Christopher Brookmyre, Katie Morag creator Mairi Hedderwick, musician turned novelist Doug Johnstone and DJ turned author Vic Galloway.

Loopallu takes place in Ullapool on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th September 2014 and doubles the population of the village for the weekend.

This year’s fancy dress theme, in keeping with the 10th anniversary, is "Birthdays".

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