Wilko Johnson, The Orb, and Hot Dub Time Machine join the latest acts announced for the 13th Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival the 3 day event taking place from Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th August 2016 in the picturesque surroundings of Belladrum Estate, near Beauly in Inverness-shire, Scotland.
Headliners Madness, and The Darkness, will be joined by Arrested Development, Alabama 3, Rachel Sermanni, The Dangleberries, C Duncan, Breabach, Tweed, Bella and the Bear, The Mermaids, Be Charlotte, and The Dolly Parton Story.
Also added to the line-up are Billie Marten, Neck, C.C. Smugglers, Errol Linton's Blues Vibe, MacFloyd, Fun Box, The Vatersay Boys, The LaFontaines, Spring Break, Catholic Action, Nieves, Schnarff Schnarff, Lional, The Side, Man Made, Leanne Smith, Inverness & Kinloss Military Wives' Choirs, Rhythm 'N Reel, The Leonard Jones Potential, Hoodja, Gleadhraich, Tannara, Schiehallion.
In total music will come 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 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.
For the second 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 £112. Three day tickets are priced at £137. Campervan/caravan tickets are priced at £57 (sold out), and electrical hook-up are priced at £87. (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.
Bella sold out in record time in January in 2015, and has sold out each of the last eight years, often months before the event so fans are urged to buy early to avoid disappointment.
The theme of the 2016 festival will be 'Superstition'.
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