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Review of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

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Review of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

Overall rating: 4.5

Fantastic as always. The Clean Fields camping gave me a fuzzy feeling at the end of the weekend - how spotless a campsite can and should be!

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Review of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Best yet. Fantastic weekend.

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Great setting and main garden stage is wonderful. Slight trepidation pre-event as weather forecast not looking too good also had friends attending for first time so was apprehensive for them as I wanted them to enjoy. Our sixth year as a multi family festival goer to Belladrum, gaining and losing some friends and family along the way.
New tent bought, arrived early and pitched in our preferred spot. Access this year quicker than previous years. Stayed dry, for pitching, a blessing. Pitch in family quiet which has been good for us over the years though there has been an influx of more rebellious youngsters into that area, which adds zest and fun but occasionally madness and certainly less sleep, young up late whilst oldies are up early!
Heavy rain on second day didn't spoil the fun and despite fears of a mud bath everyone got into spirit of it and had great time. Toilets generally pretty good, though addition of posh loo's which seemed popular did make me wonder about money making over general amenities, as long as it's not less porta loos for us cheapos then why not. Food facilities good, though some prices a little high by 1/2 per selection. Quality of food Good. Disappointment at some drop outs from music stages and changes in lineups which meant we missed out on some people we were looking forward to seeing, less of that would be good. Headline acts of Pretenders and Franz Ferdinand were good and throwing in a Scotland favourite of Twin Atlantic quality helped. Departing festival seemed to have improved last year and was similar again this year, thankfully as it was a nightmare before, better rgainsied lines which I think our Highland constabulary had a hand in last year have meant a less angry and frustrated after festival crowd.
Overall a good mix of young and older music, something for everyone in a beautiful setting, please keep as a family friendly festival.

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Review of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Superb despite the weather! What a wonderful atmosphere! Colonel Mustard was my favourite, especially 'Cross the Road'. The Ice House Jazz Bar was our favourite hang out. The Ullapool Fish Shack the best food. I just wish our neig*bours in the campervan, electric plug in field hadn't partied quite so loudly until 2.30am Friday and Saturday night!

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Belladrum is annual fixture on our calendar! A great festival for both the adults and the kids. So much to do on top of the music.

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Review of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Still a great festival. This year we treated ourselves to a Tipi. Worst 780 I have ever spent. To say this a rip off is an understatement. I would have had better living conditions in the quiet campsite, which is free. Under no circumstances will Black Dog Tipis ever get another penny from me. Noticed at this years festival that there seemed to be more groups of teenagers about. Need to be careful Bella doesn't lose the unique family vibe which makes it great.

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Review of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Myself family and friends have been going for many many years , cant recomend the range of music and activities in the slightest , so much to do for all ages and interests , inside the festival site it was mananged in a brilliant manner , even down to steps they took to ensure that it did not get too muddy , but i have to say that over the last few years the management of the camping side has started to let the whole thing down , have always camped in the same area inside the family camping , and it has been getting noisier each year , with this year being the worst , now i am not saying that i want utter piece and quiet , but there seems to be a trend emerging of groups of noisy teens setting up camp and partying all night , not only teens though some very unconsiderate adults too , the security the next day were fast to have a word or move people , this happened to a few we ended up complaining about after our second sleepless night , they should have been moved at night by security , because they were moved during the day they instantly knew there had been complaints , the lack of security stopping groups of noisy people coming into the family camping from general camping was none existent , and just let those that had been moved , return constantly through the night to disturb all our sleep , as a single mum of two you can understand why i would not fancy , facing drunken teens and such like in the dark as my kids were trying to sleep and were scared , infact i was a little bit scared too , such a shame as we never used to have these problems in the family camping , and we meet people in the same area every year , who come from all over scotland and we have all been camping together as a bella family for at least 7 years , such a shame our bella family is being split up because of noisy messy inconsiderate people and lack of security dealing with it

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Review of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

Great Belladrum again this year. Would love a bit more time on Sunday to take down tents as we're sitting in car park for 2 hours before our 4 hour drive home.

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

A great weekend despite the weather

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Review of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Belladrum never fails, we have been 12 years in a row and loved every minute, roll on 2018.

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Review of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

If I could only go to one festival a year it would be this one

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Review of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

As part of the Bar Trader Team we were given accreditation information prior to arrival however this was changed and it did cause a significant amount of stress and disruption to the staff team as they arrived. Signage to the traders car park from the road was also non-existent, the reason for this was explained by security staff, 'no signage stops any randommers.' I would have expected security to have been able to appropriately check tickets etc to manage the traders car park. Otherwise we had fun at Bella just would have appreciated more support/correct info prior to arrival.

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Review of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Great festival, great place, good mix of music. Only downside as far as I could see was the lack of toilets especially near the main stage/ bar area. You had to plan a visit to the loo 15 mins in advance as there was always a long wait. Meaning that at busy times you ended up missing a large part of the acts on show.

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Review of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

We really enjoyed Belladrum music again however we were in a VW camper and unlike last year (our first year) we were put in with all the other caravans/vans and the atmosphere was very different and quite intimidating in terms of volume and noise. We probably wouldn't come back again if the parking was in the same venue. As an old van we were kept in long queues so were concerned about overheating!

Review of Pitch Village at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

I have nothing but good things to say about our experience of Pitch Village. The staff were amazing, very friendly and helpful. There was a great amount of toilet and shower facilities which were constantly cleaned. This was our first time at Belladrum and staying in Pitch Village made our experience! I would highly recommend and we can't wait to return again next year!!

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Review of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

Best festival ever. Been goi g for a number of years and the atmosphere is just great. Very family friendly.

Review of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

Great festival, especially for families. However there was a large queue to leave the family campsite on Sunday, there was no one doing any kind of traffic control, so we waited in a queue for I hour without moving an inch and then it took another hour to get out. The toilets had been removed from the parking area so those 2 hours seemed very long!

Review of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Great weekend

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Review of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Apart from the weather this was another fantastic weekend. But in the campsite you need more toilets especially at the top of family area.

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