THE organisers of the Looe Music Festival have revealed that X Factor finalist Luke Friend had been booked to appear at this year's event which took place in September.

However, because of the 17-year-old's involvement with the ITV show, he had to pull out.

The festival organisers have wished Luke luck in the competition which reaches its climax this weekend.

Luke is mentored by judge Louis Walsh and comes from Teignmouth in Devon.