Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2012

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Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th August 2012
Belladrum Estate, by Beauly, Inverness-shire IV4 7BA, Scotland MAP
£95, under 12s free - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 13,500
Last updated: Thu 19th Jul 2012

Music comes from around 90 acts across five stages featuring locally and internationally renowned artists and favouring a lo-fi approach. The 9th Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival will take place on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th August 2012.

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The headliners Travis, and The Wombats, are joined by Beverley Knight, Frightened Rabbit, The South, Foy Vance, Man Like Me (live), The Magnetic North, Buzzcocks, Vintage Trouble, Willy Mason, Lanterns On The Lake, We Are Scientists, Slow Club, Fink, Treacherous Orchestra, Juan Zelada, Ryan Keen, Bastille, To Kill A King, Nina Nesbitt, Rachel Sermanni, Mad Dog Mcrea, Dog Is Dead, Karima Francis, Rae Morris, Marc O'Reilly, Ellen and The Escapades, The Ballachulish Hellhounds, Hoodja, Make Sparks, Zombie Militia, Feis Rois, TMC Youth Fiddlers, Red Sky July, Bombskare, MacFloyd, Gerry Jablonski, The Little Mill Of Happiness, Niteworks, Grousebeater Sound System, Stanley Odd, Fatherson, The Dangleberries, James Mackenzie & the Aquascene, Ian McLaughlin & The Outsiders, The Whisky River Band, and The Red Kites.


Tickets have sold out again for a fourth year running. Problems with ticket scammers in the lead-up to the 2011 event has meant that the bulk of 2012 are being sold as e-tickets which are considerably more difficult to scam, with a limited number of hard tickets also available locally.

Tickets are priced at £95. Campervan/Caravan tickets have SOLD Out and were priced at £50, along with a new ticket for 2012 offering camper/caravans electrical hook-up, and child aged 12 years and under tickets are free (maximum 3 children per adult).

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.

To buy tickets, click here.

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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.

Fancy dress

As a curtsey in the direction of a certain jubilee, this year's dressing up theme at Bella is 'Royalty'.

Olympics venue

For those Bella fans who want to stay tuned in to what is happening at the Olympics on 3/4 August 2012, all BBC coverage will be shown in a specially designed venue at the festival.

There'll be more information here when available.

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