Free admission before 9pm, £4 thereafter
Friday 12th August
With DJ Adam Walton (BBC Radio)
LOONALOOP, fondly referred to as “The Globe Trotting Troubadours of Genre Hopping Cosmic Electronica” are a music collective that perform as a 5 to 8 piece band. Originally formed in Australia, Loonaloop have been active on the international festival circuit since 2003, and have since performed at many festivals and clubs across the globe, with appearances at some of the world’s finest events such as Glastonbury (UK) 4 x over ….Beach Bop (NL), Dance Valley, and Lowlands (NL) Love Planet (CZ), Big Day Out (AUS) as well as many other cultural festivals and dance party’s.
Best described as a live organic dance band, Loonaloop’s music is an excursion into the various styles and genres of modern electronic music, drawing on influences ranging from dub, drum & bass, tribal trance, and gypsy/tribal house. Loonaloop are well renowned for their intoxicating high energy performance. As quoted by Mixmag U.K “Mesmerizing!… this crew are a unique and powerful act, with a profound ability to seduce and transport the audience, and get the dance floor totally rocking!”…Mixmag U.K
Loonaloop’s distinctive sound is driven by a combination of traditional instruments fused with contemporary programming, synths and samples. The live show includes drums, percussion, bass, vocals, Violin, Didgeridoo, human beat box and keys to create a full lush sound.
Since completing their début album in 2003, “Cleared 4 Take Off”, Loonaloop have toured Australia, Europe and the UK consistently for 7 years. In 2005 the band completed their second album, “Images of Flying” and followed it up with a European tour, including a spot on the main dance stage at Glastonbury Festival (UK) as well as playing alongside Orbital, Dreadzone and Kosheen at Planet Love Festival in Czech Republic. Loonaloop have also headlined numerous festivals across Europe including The Big Green Gathering (UK), Blijfestijn (NL), Global Beat (PL) Knochengorroch festival in Scotland, and The World Body Painting Festival in Austria.?Loonaloop have since then toured Europe and Australia in 2006 and 2007, and in 2009, released their third CD “Skipping Stones” and backed it up with another European and Australian tour. The band recently completed another European tour in mid 2010.
Loonaloop reached the top 5 dance artists “OZ music awards 2010″ for their track “Skipping Stones” and, their track “Only human” was voted 13th on the Australian internet radio favourites for 2010.