Tartan Heart 2005

Tartan Heart 2005

Friday 12th to Saturday 13th August 2005
Italian Gardens, Belladrum Estate, by Beauly, Inverness-shire IV4 7BA, Scotland MAP
£50 in advance (under 12s free)
Last updated: Tue 2nd Aug 2005

Following on from last year's success, this festival has expanded into a two-day event with 3 stages and 45 acts. This family-friendly festival promises rock, country, blues, world and Celtic music, with free camping, within a dramatic and romantic garden setting in aid of Maggie's Cancer Care Centres.

Set in the magnificient Scottish highlands, it's expected that there'll also be a teepee village, food, drink, crèche, street theatre, stalls, amusements for children (with a bouncy castle and face painting) and divers balms for mind and body including cranial massage, acupuncture, and aromatherapy.

Artists confirmed so far include headliners The Proclaimers and Alabama 3, plus The Bees, British Sea Power, Peatbog Faeries, Karine Polwart, Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue), Woodstock vets Country Joe MacDonald, Foy Vance, Jah Wobble, Black Velvets, Bluetones, Emiliana Torrini, El Presidente, Editors, Aberfeldy, The Brakes, Exist, Mohair, Trashcan Sinatras, Michael Marra, the Jim Hunter Band, Endrick Brothers, Sundown, Poor Old Ben, Cinematics and Hazey Janes.

There's world music supplied by afro-celtic fusion exponents Baka Beyond, Canadian rock/folk fusion band The Duhks, Dexter Ardoine and the Creole Ramblers and N’Faly Kouyate. Also featuring will be alt-country cowpunk Jason Ringenberg, Heather MacLeod, Andy White, Hotlicks Cookie, the Karl Broadie Band and the Unholy Trinity – Ronnie Elliott, Terry Clarke and Wes McGhee.

Plus there's a strong Highland presence which includes Stetsonhead, the Galipaygos, Ruthless Blues, Andy Gunn, Davy Cowan, Calamateur, Michael Wadada, Ruth Sutherland and the Feis Rois Ceilidh Band.

Weekend tickets are on sale. Day tickets (if available) go on sale 27th June. No tickets available on the gate - in advance only. Last year's event sold out, so early booking is recommended.

For more information, please see the Tartan Heart website.

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