Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2009

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Friday 7th to Saturday 8th August 2009
Belladrum Estate, by Beauly, Inverness-shire IV4 7BA, Scotland MAP
weekend £80; Saturday £50; children (12 and under) Free - SOLD OUT
Last updated: Thu 6th Aug 2009

Music comes from over 90 acts across five stages featuring locally and internationally renowned artists and favouring a lo-fi approach. The 6th Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival will take place on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th August 2009.

Editors, and Ocean Colour Scene will headline this year's Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival. Headlining the Grassroots Stage will be Glenn Tilbrook & the Fluffers. Joining them will be The Saw Doctors, Shed Seven, British Sea Power, Seth Lakeman, Alabama 3 (acoustic & unplugged), Transglobal Underground, Sons and Daughters, Peatbog Faeries, Lau, Toploader, Twin Atlantic, Aberfeldy, Dananananaykroyd, The Treacherous Orchestra, Tommy Reilly, DeVotchka, The Phantom Band, 3 Daft Monkeys, Edward II, The Wallbirds, Kid Carpet, Sam Isaac, and more. With more acts still to be announced. For the line-up details, day and stage splits as available please click here.

Belladrum offers plenty of interest aside from the music, including an array of entertainment for children. Attractions include street theatre, cabaret, cinema, dance, alternative therapies, stalls, food and drink.

Weekend tickets have sold out they were priced at £80 with adult Saturday tickets priced at £50 (plus postage and booking fees) with children 12 and under able to attend for free. Campervan, caravan, and boutique tipi camping area tickets are sold out.

This year sees the launch of a new literary stage - The Read Bed runs on both Friday and Saturday afternoons of the festival, featuring novelist and poet Kevin MacNeil ('The Stornoway Way') working with ex-Astrid guitarist, Willie Campbell; poet and performer Dave Martin working with ex-Crash My Model Car frontman and songwriter Iain Morrison; Roger Hutchinson - author of 'Calum's Road'; poet and novelist Alan Jameson; Orkney poet and George MacKay Brown Fellow, Pam Beasant; poet Ian Stephen collaborating with novelist and pianist Peter Urpeth and Scottish free jazz saxophonist Raymond MacDonald; poets Miles Campbell and Mark Goodwin launching their new collection from Skye, and Luing, poet Norman Bissell and composer / musician Mark Sheridan.

Festival goers also get the chance to enter a mountain bike race for all ages. The two day festival of music and performing arts willhost 'Sweaty Bella' on Saturday 8th August, a race through the beautiful Highland woodlands of Belladrum Estate which hosts the event. The race is only open to festival ticket-holders. The course will be timed laps over three miles and will last about two hours. There will be a race for 10 to 14-year-olds, and 15-year-olds and over. Registrations (£10 plus booking fee and postage) will be able to be made via the festival web site in advance, or participants may register on the day if there are places left. Besides the two main races, a variety of other prizes will be on offer.

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