Belladrum Tartan Heart festival 2023 announces more acts

including Pale Waves, Scouting For Girls, Newton Faulkner and many more

By Jane Jarvis | Published: Thu 16th Mar 2023

Pale Waves

Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th July 2023
Belladrum Estate, Beauly, Inverness-shire, IV4 7BA, Scotland MAP
£166 adults and youth aged 13+ years, £10 - aged 12 years and under
Daily capacity: 20,000
Last updated: Tue 13th Jun 2023

Taking place from Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th July 2023 on the Belladrum Estate, Beauly, Inverness-shire, the Belladrum Tartan Heart festival have unveiled the next wave of artists joining the 2023 line-up featuring a selection of acts making their Bella debut plus some firm festival favourites.

Set to make their festival debut are Manchester indie pop 4 piece, Pale Waves. The band won the 2018 NME Under the Radar Award with their debut studio album, My Mind Makes Noises. The band's second album, Who Am I? peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart and hit number one on the UK Independent Albums Chart. The band's third album, Unwanted was released In August 2022, “Unwanted is in your face, and that's exactly what I wanted,” Baron-Gracie says resolutely, “I want Pale Waves to keep growing in this direction - bigger, bolder, and more unapologetic.”

Welcomed back are Scouting For Girls who last headlined Belladrum way back in 2008. Throughout their immensely successful career they’ve sold over two million albums, two million singles, had four Brit Award nominations, an Ivor Novello nomination, had four top ten singles, sold-out Wembley Arena, The Royal Albert Hall and most recently sold-out two nights at The London Palladium and had a series of hit singles all of which were inescapable radio smashes.

For the line-up announced so far click here.

Two other acts making a very welcome return are a singer-songwriter known for his incredible percussive guitar style, Newton Faulkner; and an act who have become part of the fabric of Bella over the last few years, the non-stop party that is Colonel Mustard & The Dijon Five.

Best known for having sold millions of records worldwide alongside his brother in new wave band Spandau Ballet, as well as his role as Steve Owen in EastEnders and most recently in Channel 4’s Gogglebox, Martin Kemp will be bringing his ‘Back to the 80s’ show for a late night performance on the main stage.

Other acts added to the bill include; a band at the forefront of the Scottish rock scene Spyres; Fife born singer-songwriter Cammy Barnes; country artist, Katy Hurt; dream-pop duo Poster Paints featuring Simon Liddell (Olympic Swimmers, Frightened Rabbit) and Carla J Easton; emerging singer-songwriter, Rianne Downey; local soul band, Scooty & The Skyhooks; all female 4 piece, Dorec-A-Belle; dynamic duo, The Laurettes and Brogeal will with a blend of celtic-folk and contemporary trad; fresh from supporting Peat & Diesel across the UK, Rumac will also make his debut at Belldarum; Calum Jones will take to the main stage; while Tweed & Tuath will both appear on the Grassroots Stage over the weekend.

Other late night slots include Abba Mania, who will take to the main stage following our Thursday night headliner. Grassroots will welcome Spiders From Mars (a tribute to David Bowie) and MacFlod on the Friday and Saturday nights respectively. 

Many more acts are expected to be announced over the coming months including a packed kids and entertainment programme.



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