Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2011

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2011 - around the festival site
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Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2011

Friday 5th to Saturday 6th August 2011
Belladrum Estate, by Beauly, Inverness-shire IV4 7BA, Scotland MAP
£90 including parking and camping, under 12s free - SOLD OUT
Last updated: Fri 5th Aug 2011

Music comes from around 90 acts across five stages featuring locally and internationally renowned artists and favouring a lo-fi approach. The 8th Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival will take place on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th August 2011.


Acts confirmed so far include joint headliners Texas, and Deacon Blue, on Friday, and Kassidy on Saturday. Also confirmed are Guillemots, Roddy Woomble, Rachel Sermanni, Newton Faulkner, Frank Turner, Little Comets, Echo & The Bunnymen, Dry The River, Admiral Fallow, The Webb Sisters, CW Stoneking, Diddums, Easy Star All Stars, Saint Saviour, Skerryvore, Cousti, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Drunken Balordi, Unicorn Kid, The Xcerts, King Charles, Ben Howard, Lucy Rose, Bronto Skylift, The Raghu Dixit Project, and James Mackenzie & The Aquascene, with more acts to be announced. For the full details to-date, click here.

Literary line-up

Bella's Prose Bed literary stage has been curated by Black Isle author and journalist Mary Miers in cahoots with Moniack Mhor Writers' Centre. Guests on the stage include: Alan Bisset, Charlotte Cory, Justine Picardie, Mairi Hedderwick, Roddy Martine, Roger Hutchinson, Jason Goodwin, Barnaby Rogerson, William Campbell and Kevin MacNeil.

There will also be3 debates: The Highland Clearances with Michael Fry, Iain McWhirter amongst others. Patrick Bishop and Alec Russell will look back on their times in some of the world's trouble spots. And the shape of future architecture in the Highlands will be debated by David Sutherland, Lachie Stewart, Neil Sutherland, and Stuart Black.

Inverness Book Festival will feature: Christopher Brookmyre, Andy Wightman, Louise Welch, and John Eunson. 2011 tutors and guests with Moniack Mhor, Scotland's Creative Writing Centre include Carol Ann Duffy, Patrick Gale, Andrew Taylor, Louise Welsh, Kate Clanchy, Michel Faber, Andrew O'Hagan, Bernard MacLaverty, Chris Stewart, Niall Griffiths, Margaret Elphinstone, Monique Roffey and Ronald Frame.


Tickets have SOLD OUT. They were priced at £90 for an adult weekend ticket which includes parking and camping. Campervans & caravans cost £30 extra. Children aged 12 and under are able to attend for free.

The camping/car parking passes are combined. When buying tickets purchasers must ensure they order the correct number of camping/car parking passes required. Purchasers require one pass per vehicle NOT per person. Festival goers will be directed to the camping area of their choice by the car parking pass they have ordered.

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.

Belladrum 2008

There'll be more information here when available.

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