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The non-corporate and family-friendly festival is widely renowned for maintaining the feel of the early festivals of the 60s and 70s and sticking closely to its Scottish heritage with traditional ceilidh music held on the Thursday.
Twin Scots rock legends Texas and Deacon Blue are to headline the eighth Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (5th & 6th August 2011).
For Deacon Blue, the occasion will mark the first Scottish festival they have played.
A spokesman for Texas, who have two six-fold platinum albums to their credit, said: Weve heard so much about Belladrum and are really looking forward to performing there.
Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue, who have sold six million albums worldwide, said: Were very excited to be playing our first Festival in Scotland - ever! If we have played one before it's so lost in the mists of time that we've forgotten. Were particularly pleased to be playing in The Highlands in the summertime.
Also announced for Bella are: the Brit-nominated, million selling singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner; Frank Turner, exponent of passionate folk/ punk; fast-rising Scots indie band Admiral Fallow; indie rock quartet Little Comets; up-and-coming alt-folk Dry The River who mix americana, gospel and indie rock; The Webb Sisters, otherwise known as the legendary Leonard Cohens backing singers; Australian blues singer-songwriter CW Stoneking; celtic rock fusion band Skerryvore from the island of Tiree; electro-acoustic band Saint Saviour, singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Lefwich; and kick-ass gypsy punk band Drunken Balordi.
Other confirmations include the top international reggae act, Easy Star All Stars; Highland artiste James Mackenzie & The Aquascene; blues country rockers Cousti; and glam trash punks Diddums.
Fast-rising Scots indie band Kassidy have stepped in to replace Frightened Rabbit as Saturday headliners on the Hothouse Stage.
Also added to the Bella bill are the Brit, Mercury and NME awards nominated Guillemots featuring Fyfe Dangerfield; Idlewilds Roddy Woomble who headlines the Black Isle Brewery Grassroots Stage on the Saturday; Fast Rising Highland Star Rachel Sermanni; there is electronic beats from Unicorn Kid; Aberdeen indie band The Xcerts; alt country singer-songwriter King Charles; acoustic folk artistes Ben Howard and Lucy Rose; 2 piece noisemongers Bronto Skylift; and Raghu Dixit from Bangalore, who describes his music as indo world folk rock.
A new stage for Highland folk artistes has been announced for Belladrum.
The Free Range Folk Stage features the following artists: Friday: Black Rock Ceilidh Band; Dorec-a-Belle; Last Summer Effect; Adrian Telfer; Corralach; Graham Bell; Ghillie Dhu Folk Band; Alice Bentley; Ally McLeod & Donald Forbes; Corey Symonds; Lilian Ross, Malina MacDonald & Rory Campbell; and Jamie Reid. Saturday: Ashleigh Mackay; The Maria Hall Band; RONA; Fiona McKenzie; Acoustic Reverb; Emily McKinnon; Waiting For Bruce; Sarah Jane Thomson; Malcolm Cumming; Graham Brown; and Megan Blyth
The goNORTH Seedlings Stage 2011
Friday August 5
The River 68s
Saturday August 6
The Leonard Jones Potential
Be Like Pablo
Always The Sixth
The Little Mill Of Happiness
The Whisky River Band
Festival organisers have warned regular Bella fans to buy their tickets soon as tickets are already selling at double the rate of last years event which sold out well in advance. We dont want our long-term supporters to be caught out and left without tickets if they intend coming, said festival director Joe Gibbs.
Belladrum 2011 takes place in the beautiful Highland surroundings of Belladrum Estate, near Beauly in Inverness-shire. The independent festival has built a reputation for its eclectic line-ups, its offbeat non-musical entertainments and its all-ages approach. The festival won a VisitScotland Thistle Award in 2009 and is a past winner of the Grassroots Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards, the festival industrys oscars.
Advance earlybird adult weekend tickets are £85. They include parking and camping, except for campervans and caravans which will be charged £25 per vehicle. Please purchase a Campervan/Caravan ticket in advance if you need one.
As in previous years, tickets for children 12 & under are free and should be purchased before you arrive.
There is a Restriction of three under 18 children attending per adult
Children nearing the age of 12 and persons just over 18 are strongly advised to bring ID; for further details click here.
Prices quoted are for advanced early bird tickets only with the price increasing in 2011 inline with the VAT increase.
Rapidscan tickets are available at Belladrum for 2011. This new state-of-the-art technology reduces postage charges, environmental impact and fraud by replacing traditional paper tickets with a 'print at home' barcoded ticket.
Advantages to you the customer:
- There is no postage to pay (we charge a small handling fee to pay for the technology, which is much lower)
- We can replace tickets if they are lost and you inform us in plenty of time
- We can cancel tickets if they go missing
- You can download your tickets, and print them off at your own convenience
- Faster entry
How it works:
- Once your order is complete, we will email you a special link, to download your tickets
- After entering the last 4 digits of the debit/credit card you used to pay, you will be able to access your tickets
- You will get one ticket to print off per ticket purchased (so 4 adults + 1 child = 5 tickets to print)
- Print these now, or closer to the festival - your choice!
- Keep them safe and treat them just like any other ticket
- If you lose your ticket, contact Skiddle and we will cancel and reissue them securely
- We advise you to bring ID with you to the festival incase we need to confirm your identity. Something with your name and address on is perfect.
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