THREE-PIECE Scouting for Girls will join The Fratellis as headliners for the two-day eighth Loopallu festival.
Scouting for Girls are set to release their third studio albumon September 3, The Light Between Us - single Summertime In The City came out on Sunday.
Over the years they have been nominated for four Brits and an Ivor Novello award plus crowning the singles chart with number one This Ain't A Love Song and 2007's top 10 singles She's So Lovely and Elvis Ain't Dead.
Also added to the line-up is Kassidy - fresh from impressing the main stage crowd at Belladrum.
Another name set to appear at the Ullapool festival is Carrbridge singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni, who appeared at the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds Festival last weekend.
It will be a big week for Rachel as her return to Loopallu finishes off the week when her debut album Under Mountains is released (September 17).
Acoustic folk trio The Staves will also appear, with Ullapool's own Naked Strangers plus Brown Bear And The Bandits also added to the bill.
The Staves debut album Dead & Born & Grown is out on October 22 is also the first album where production credits have been shared between producer Glyn Johns (Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Clash) and his son Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, The Vaccines).
"We’re so pleased to have a secured a long overdue return to the North of Scouting For Girls who we know will bring the festival to a rousing, loud, singalong finale.
"Rachel Sermanni will be a highlight.
"Having watched her career blossom over the past two years now to return on the week of her debut album release will be quite something.
"Then also The Staves. Simply wonderful. We can’t wai," said festival promoter Robert Hicks
Final additions for the moment are goNORTH acts, Dundee's Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward and Fisher, pop-rockers Minarture Dinosaurs, and rising scottish three piece Brown Bear and the Bandits..
Also appearing over the weekend are Radio One favourite and act of the moment Jake Bugg, festival favourites The Dangleberries, Lilygreen and McGuire and Celtic/Gaelic cross-over act Manran.
The Fratellis - who have just re-formed - have chosen Loopallu as their first live outing since getting back together earlier this year.
Loopallu is on Friday September 21 and Saturday 22, 2012 and doubles the population of the village for the weekend.
Tickets are £60 for weekend tickets and £75 for weekend and camping. Weekend and camping ticket holders wishing to bring campervans and caravans will be charged £25 per vehicle. As, since the beginning, tickets for children 12 and under will be free (though need to be accompanied by an adult). Tickets, available in person from Northwest Outdoors (Ullapool), Mania & Ironworks (Inverness); Online from www.ticketmaster.co.uk www.skiddle.com Phone 08444 999 990