Why Looe Saves the Day?
The wonderful Cornish fishing town of Looe was rocked by the news that the annual Looe Music Festival was cancelled only a few weeks before the event was due to take place. The festival was a major part of the Looe calendar, and many people had already booked tickets and accommodation to attend the event. It felt like a disaster for the town.
So what did we do?
The previous festival organisers got together and decided that Looe couldn’t let this happen. It was too important to the town and to the visitors. They swung into action to organise a replacement event. In true Looe style the town has rallied round and a determined group of volunteers and local businesses are working flat out to ensure that Looe Saves The Day by organising an event to take place in the town on the festival weekend.
How far have we got?
The task is huge. We need Licences, Risk assessments, safety plans, staging, P.A’s, fencing, Toilets, bunting, signage… the list is endless but everything is either sorted or being sorted. The festival will have 4 public open spaces, the main stage on the Bullers car park, the second stage at the West Looe Quay Side Centre, the third in the Rose Garden and the biggest space of all the streets of Looe. In addition there are 20 smaller venues in pubs, hotels, cafes and Jon Earl is bringing his metaphorical shed for a series of “Songs from the shed”. The town will be buzzing!
Keep donating! Keep sharing!
Despite our best efforts costs are rising daily, and we need more money to ensure we organise a safe and secure event that the town can be proud of. This is Looe, we don’t want an ordinary event, we want something special! Please keep donating and sharing. Thank you for all your wonderful support.