Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival which takes place at the Belladrum Estate, near Beauly in Inverness-shire, Scotland from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th August 2018 will be paying tribute to Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit, who sadly passed away in May. The band were due to headline the Hot House Stage where they were to perform their album ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’ in full.
Frightened Rabbit were Belladrum favourites, having performed in 2008, 2012, and 2014. Scott Hutchinson is pictured above performing at Belladrum in 2014. "We have grown with Belladrum, we started off in a small tent here and then we have gone up and up every time. It’s down to Belladrum giving us the chance to do that and the chance to say yeah we are a main stage act." said Scott Hutchison at Belladrum 2014.
Instead of replacing Frightened Rabbit, the headline slot will play the band’s album ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’ in full with a video tribute to Scott. Alongside the audio-visual album playback, there will be a collection for SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) the charity chosen by Frightened Rabbit. A donation will also be made by Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival and we will be working alongside the Frightened Rabbit team to partner with their chosen charity to become our official Belladrum 2019 charity, details of which will be announced shortly.
“Following suggestions from fans and our own deliberations we felt that a tribute to Scott and the band would be more appropriate than any other course of action,” said promoter Joe Gibbs. “Playing the album live will be a chance for everyone to come together to pay tribute to and remember both Scott and the band’s outstanding contribution to Scottish music.”
SAMH Director of External Affairs Jo Anderson said: “A huge thank you to Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, who are raising money for SAMH during a tribute to Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit. All of us at SAMH were really sad to hear of Scott’s death. The outpouring of support we have received from the public in memory of Scott has been hugely inspiring, many of whom were keen to “make tiny changes to earth. Scott’s lyrics have clearly resonated with many, and we hope Frightened Rabbit fans attending Belladrum will be encouraged to open up and talk, something Scott did through his music. This is a fitting way for Belladrum and the festival family to commemorate Scott. We will put this generous contribution to good work, and be there for people when they need us.”
Acts confirmed so far include Paloma Faith, Amy Macdonald, The Charlatans, Primal Scream, Craig Charles, The LaFontaines, You Me At Six, Rosanne Cash, Songhoy Blues, Darlingside, The Supernaturals, Fun Lovin' Criminal, Lucy Spraggan, Beth Orton and more. For the details including day and stage splits where available please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as below.
Adult 3-day ticket: £146
Includes entry to ceilidh, camping AND MAIN STAGE THURSDAY NIGHT.
Adult 2-day ticket: £122
Includes entry to ceilidh & camping Thurs night; EXCLUDES ENTRY TO MAIN STAGE THURS.
Saturday adult ticket: £86
Includes entry to camping and arena from Saturday 4th August 2018
Child ticket (12 & Under): free (but needs ticket).
Only valid with photo ID. All under-18s must be accompanied by an adult AGED 21 & OVER.
Standard campervan/caravan pass: £73
7 x 4.5m Pitch. One Per Vehicle. Does not include entry to the festival or electric hookup.
Jumbo campervan/caravan pass: SOLD OUT
10x10m Pitch. One Per Vehicle. Does not include entry to the festival or electric hookup.
VW campervan pass: £73
One Per VW Campervan (separate VW area). Does not include entry to the festival or electric hookup.
Standard electric hookup add-on - does NOT include pitch: £95
Upgrade: adds electric hook-up to a pitch ONLY WHEN PRESENTED WITH A Standard Campervan/Caravan Pass
VW electric hookup add-on - does NOT include pitch: £95
Upgrade: adds electric hook-up to a pitch ONLY WHEN PRESENTED WITH A VW CAMPERVAN PASS
There's also a monthly installment plan for those who wish to use it.
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