emerging Scottish line-up announced for sold out Belladrum Tartan Heart

loodlines, Crash Club, Forever, HQFU, Jointpop, Pure Grief, & more

published: Wed 13th Jul 2016

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Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th August 2016
Belladrum Estate, Beauly, Inverness-shire, IV4 7BA, Scotland MAP
£137 for 3 days - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 16500
last updated: Wed 13th Jul 2016

The 2016 line-up of emerging Scottish acts for the XpoNorth Seedlings stage at the sold out Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival has been revealed.

Appearing at the 'Superstition' themed Inverness-shire festival happening over three days from Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th August 2016 are Bloodlines, Crash Club, Forever, HQFU, Jointpop, Pure Grief, Charlotte Carpenter, The Lapelles, Medicine Men, Ded Rabbit, Mt Doubt, Miracle Glass Company, Indigo Velvet, Be Charlotte, Onr, American Clay, Eleanor Nicolson, The Claramassa, Womps, Redolent, Laurence Made Me Cry, The MacGills, The Begbies, This Machine, Dead Zebras, and Purple Felts.

BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway and SAMA’s Richie Muirhead will also be compering the stage this year.

XpoNorth Music Industry Network Manager, Alex Smith said, "We are delighted to be continuing our long-standing relationship with Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival to produce the XpoNorth Seedlings Stage. The festival has developed an outstanding reputation for supporting emerging talent, with the stage now firmly established as one of the most exciting platforms to access new artists from across the Highlands ands Islands and the rest of Scotland."

Joe Gibbs from Belladrum Festival added, "Searching out the next wave of exciting acts has always been really important to Bella and yet again the team behind Xponorth have delivered an eclectic and diverse range of artists for the Seedlings stage."

Already announced for Belladrum’s music line-up are 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, Super Furry Animals, Public Service Broadcasting, Gavin James, 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, The Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail, 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.

For the line-up details see the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival line-up page.



Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th August 2016
Belladrum Estate, Beauly, Inverness-shire, IV4 7BA, Scotland MAP
£137 for 3 days - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 16500
last updated: Wed 13th Jul 2016


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