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Your guide to Loopallu 2016

For hippies who want to kick-off the autumn season in style, there can be no better festival than Loopallu, which takes place in the scenic town of Ullapool, nestled in the surrounding beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

This year’s festival, which will see droves of hippies, music fans and festival junkies descend on the small town, will take place on September 30 and October 1, and will see a number of big acts, including indie legends Feeder, The Wonderstuff and The Selecter take to the stage.

Although the festival is small, it is perfectly formed, and you hippies will certainly be impressed by the wonderful surroundings of the rustic West Coast of Scotland.

Camping for festivalgoers is at the Broomfield Camp Site for those of you prefer to sleep under the stars, but the town is also home to a number of pleasant and affordable hotels and B&Bs where you can rest your head between dancing.

With this being autumn in the North of Scotland, it’s a good idea to pack warm hippy clothing, although the weather there can be unpredictable, so you may yet see the sun!

Although you will no doubt want to soak up the festival atmosphere at the event’s main site, you will not want to neglect a trip or two to the local pubs and food stalls, where you will find fringe events and interesting conversation.

You also won’t want to miss out on the beauty of the area, so be sure to pack a good pair of walking boots alongside your festival clothing so you can explore the mountains surrounding the festival.