Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival which takes place from Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th August 2017 in the picturesque surroundings of Belladrum Estate, near Beauly in Inverness-shire, Scotland, has announced the emerging talent for its Seedlings Stage in association with XpoNorth Music.
Featuring acts from Scotland as well as further afield, on Saturday night the stage will be closed by Hunter and The Bear, while across the weekend the stage will feature Noah Noah, BooHooHoo, Lewis Capaldi, Moteh Parrot & Friends, The Oxides, The Boy With The Lion Head, 100 Fables, Lilura, Hamish Hawk, Jamie and Shoony, Reverieme, Mother's Night, Swamp Radio, Morever, Stillhound, SKJØR, Josephine Sillars, November Lights, Posable Action Figures, Sam Fender, Little Mammoths, Emme Woods, Vistas, The Ninth Wave, The Howling Lords, and finally, because everyone loves a bear this year, there's Wotjek The Bear.
Joe Gibbs, Belladrum Festival said: "Emerging Artists have always been at the heart of Belladrum and we are ecstatic to be teaming up with XpoNorth Music to showcase such a strong and eclectic line-up this year. The Seedlings Stage has always provided some real highlights of the festival and with this announcement is set to do the same again in 2017.'"
Alex Smith, XpoNorth Music said: "We’re delighted to be returning to Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival to programme a range of acts on the XpoNorth Seedlings Stage from our 2017 showcase list. Belladrum continues to demonstrate a strong passion for developing opportunities which showcase the best new talent to as broad an audience as possible- and this stage in particular has become firmly established as a key platform for music fans to access great new artists from throughout the Highlands and Islands and the rest of Scotland."
Acts previously confirmed for Belladrum include headliners The Pretenders, Franz Ferdinand, and Sister Sledge (Thursday), plus First Aid Kit, Feeder, Birdy, KT Tunstall, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Honeyblood, Young Fathers, Deaf Havana, The Sherlocks, Karine Polwart, Dub Pistols, and many more. For all of the details so far please see the line-up page.
Music comes from around 90 acts across five stages featuring locally and internationally renowned artists and favouring a lo-fi approach. Belladrum offers plenty of interest aside from the music, including entertainment for children, street theatre, cabaret, cinema, dance, alternative therapies, stalls, food and drink.
Bella sold out each of the last eight years, often months before the event so fans are urged to buy early to avoid disappointment.
For the third year running, there is an option to buy three day tickets to include a programme of artists on the main stage on the Thursday night, in addition to the traditional two day tickets.
Tickets are in the form of E-tickets and a limited number of hard tickets. Weekend tickets are priced at £117. Three day tickets are priced at £142. Campervan/caravan tickets are priced at £70, and electrical hook-up are priced at £92. (all plus booking fees). Children 12 and under attend free on all days.
A deposit scheme is available on standard weekend tickets, and upgrades from weekends to 3 days are also available.
E-tickets will be on sale via the festival website, and printed tickets will be available from 9am on Thursday 27th October from the usual agents including: Inverness – The Ironworks, Eden Court Theatre, Caffery’s and Hootananny’s; Kiltarlity – Post Office; Beauly – Morrison’s; Dingwall – Sweet Treats; Elgin – Sound & Vision; Aberdeen – Aberdeen Performing Arts; Edinburgh and Glasgow – TicketsScotland.
When buying tickets on-line Bella patrons are being given an opportunity to contribute to the Archie Foundation, a charity which is helping to improve children’s hospital facilities in the Highlands.
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