Super Furry Animals, Public Service Broadcasting, and Gavin James lead latest names 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.
Also confirmed are Skippinish who replace The Vatersay Boys, Lucy Spraggan, White, and Bwani Junction who with Donald Shaw and Diane Garisto bring their Celtic Connections 2016 performance of Paul Simon’s Graceland to the main stage, Man of Moon, Main Street Blues, The Lush Rollers, Stephanie Urbina Jones & The New Madrids, Sinderins, The Retrophones, The Elephant Sessions, The Lapelles, Charlotte Carpenter, The Begbies, I See Rivers, James Mackenzie, Onr, Fiona Mackenzie and Brian O Headhra, and The Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail.
There will be a very limited ticket resale of around 100 returned tickets happening this Thursday at 10am via the festival’s Website. Tickets are expected to sell very quickly so be prompt if you are still looking for a ticket to the event.
Two Door Cinema Club, and Madness will headline with The Darkness, topping the bill on Thursday, they will be joined by Arrested Development, Alabama 3, Circa Waves, Wilko Johnson, The Orb, Hot Dub Time Machine, Billie Marten, Neck, C.C. Smugglers, Errol Linton's Blues Vibe, MacFloyd, Fun Box, 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, Rachel Sermanni, Gun, Turin Brakes, Son Of Dave, Bella Hardy, Astrid, Mungo's Hi Fi Sound System, Colonel Mustard and Dijon Five, Keston Cobblers Club, CoCo and the Butterfields, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, Holy Moly & the Crackers, Rab Noakes, Medicine Men, The Dangleberries, C Duncan, Breabach, Tweed, Bella and the Bear, The Mermaids, Be Charlotte, The Dolly Parton Story, and The Beau Bow Belles.
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.
Tickets have sold out. For the second year running, there was 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 were priced at £112. Three day tickets were priced at £137. Campervan/caravan tickets were priced at £57, and electrical hook-up were priced at £87. (all plus booking fees). Children 12 and under attend free on all days.
The theme of the 2016 festival will be 'Superstition'.
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