Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2013

Friday 2nd to Saturday 3rd August 2013
Belladrum Estate, Beauly, Inverness-shire, IV4 7BA, Scotland MAP
£95 / deposit £50 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 13500
last updated: Tue 16th Jul 2013

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Music comes from around 90 acts across five stages featuring locally and internationally renowned artists and favouring a lo-fi approach. The 10th 'Carnival' themed Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival will take place on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August 2013.


Latest additions are The 1975, Nina Nesbitt, Talisman, The Leonard Jones Potential, The Elephant Sessions, High Life Fiddle Forte, Camp Stag, Dingus Khan, Miniature Dinosaurs, Birdhead, Furry Vengeance, and Fat Suit.

Headlined by James, and Twin Atlantic, plus The Straits, Noisettes, The Horrors, King Charles, Admiral Fallow, Seasick Steve, The Pigeon Detectives, Julie Fowlis, Alabama 3, Malcolm Middleton, We Are The Ocean, Baby Strange, Frank Hamilton, Withered Hand, Ferocious Dog, Southern Tenant Folk Union, The Boy Who Trapped The Sun, Anderson McGinty Webster Ward and Fisher, Andy Burrows (I Am Arrows), Gentleman's Dub Club, Meursault, Washington Irving, PAWS, The Lafontaines, Tich, Nick Mulvey, MacFloyd, Springsteen Sessions, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, Peatbog Faeries, Lucy Spraggan, Jacob Banks, Dougie MacLean, Martin Carthy, Gavin James, Rick Redbeard, Stealing Sheep, Shipcote, It's A Beautiful Day, Treetop Flyers, The Dangleberries, Jericho Hill, Filth DJs, Ally Macrae, Them & Us, Count Clockwork, Ally Ridgers, Mike MacDonald, Bullwhack, Esberg, Jakk-It & Saizme, Connor Bryne, Alottarhythmman, Shameless DJs, Aaron Russell, Digitized, and Alan Grant, Victorian Trout Conspiracy, Fatherson, Skyhook, Brown Bear & The Bandits, Skerryvore, Feis Rois, Caledonian Ceilidh Trail, and Toby Michaels Rolling Damned.

The comedy line-up includes Des Clarke, Billy Kikwood, The Wee Man, Chris Conroy, John McGoldrick, and Chris Brooker.


Tickets are in the form of E-tickets and a limited number of hard tickets. Tickets have sold out for the last four years and this year is no different with tickets selling out six weeks before the event. They were priced at £95. Campervan/Caravan tickets were priced at £50 (£130 with electric hook up)- sold out and Child 12 & Under tickets are free.

Saturday ticket holders could upgrade to a Weekend ticket via Skiddle, for £40. 

Important Ticket Advice

The only approved methods of buying or selling returned tickets (at face value) are via the Ticket Trust or Skiddle, both of which offer them at face value and protect customers against fraud.

Deposit tickets

This year there was a deposit offer to buy a full weekend ticket and put down a deposit of £50 (half the ticket price) and then pay the total balance by 5pm on 1st June 2013. If the total balance was not received by the deadline, you forfeit all the payments you have made and the tickets would be placed back on sale.

Disabled tickets

Disabled tickets are issued by a new process for 2013 and are available from 1st November. All persons using the disabled camping area in a disabled person's party MUST have a specific ticket for that area and should not exceed four in number including the disabled person. Only one parking pass for the disabled area per disabled person will be issued. Tickets to the disabled camping and parking area will be exchanged for wristbands at the event. To buy tickets allowing access to the disabled parking and camping area, as a disabled person, carer, or member of a please make contact with Mary Ferguson at

Around the site

Belladrum offers plenty of interest aside from the music, including an array of entertainment for children, although the fairground rides will not be on site this year. Attractions include street theatre, cabaret, cinema, dance, alternative therapies, stalls, food and drink. Magician 'Magical Bones' will be making walkabout performances, plus his stage show on our Venus Flytrap Stage.

There's also a brand new arena at the festival this year. Jock the Reaper, the converted combine harvester is evolving for Bella's 10th Birthday and will be hosting it's very own Roller Disco.

Fancy dress

The Fancy Dress theme for this year is Carnival.

There'll be more information here when available.

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Friday 2nd to Saturday 3rd August 2013
Belladrum Estate, Beauly, Inverness-shire, IV4 7BA, Scotland MAP
£95 / deposit £50 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 13500
last updated: Tue 16th Jul 2013

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