Belladrum, Potting Shed Stage Announcement 

10thAnniversary Line-up Announced for The Potting Shed

The tenth outing features a very welcome return from some of our stand out acts from previous years along with some exciting brand new artists. Heading up the announcement is the wonderful Cousti, early days Potting Shed favourites have reformed especially for the occasion (after the passing of Bass player and our sadly missed friend Bill Blakey). They will head up a spectacular line up, with the weekend dedicated to Billy and other friends we have lost over the last decade.  We also welcome back from the USA co-headliners,I See Hawks in LARachel LavenLibby KochPatterson Barrettand delighted to be introducing ex Rodeo Champ Lion Taming Buddhist Monk Songster Bill Bloomerand Cajun luminary Brian LanglinaisFash Stewart & Darren Poyzercomperes beyond compare will host the stage, and Musicians in Residence will be Matt Morrow (Guitars),Pigman (Harmonica),Charlie the Hat (Drums),Calum MacLeod (Bass)and delighted that Thurso’s then boy wonder, now resident to The South Of France, Isaac Sutherland will be coming back to supply electrifying string accompaniments.As a special feature this year we will bring the founders and some regular participants of the Scottish Anacho Folk Festival to Belladrum for the first time under the’ The Anarcho Revue’, an afternoon of beyond the agenda protest. Acts appearing include Highlands own Sara Bills and The Hasbeensand Slim Panatellas.

We thank Belladrum Festival, our sponsors Hootananny– The Highlands leading live music venue, Speyside Craft Breweryfor the hospitality, The Eagle Sessions in Forres for The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile StagePA and as ever for in my opinion the best sound system and crew working in Scotland our old old friend Substation of Fife who have been my partners in sound for getting on for 35 years now.’ Rob Ellen
Here is the full programme with my unlimited gratitude to the artists who have agreed to come help us celebrate the 10thBirthday. Find out more and follow the Potting Shed Stage hereRob Ellen
Belladrum Programme 2018:
Potting Shed Stage line upDarren Poyzer & Pig ManHamish RobertsBill BloomerLes Johnson and MeThe Anarco Revue lead by James ‘Bar’ BowenSara Bills and the Hasbeens, Lynsey Dolan BandLibby KochThe New MadridsFash Stewart & The Great & The GoodDaves New Bike, Brian Langlinias, Patterson Barrett & Spider MacKienzeDropkickRachel LavenThe RosellysTridentCousti,I See Hawks In LAThe Potting Shed All Stars, Matt MorrowRebecca DunnCalum Mackenzie Jones, Dave SharpDougie Burns Cadillac Band,The GalipaygosCaptain Of The Lost WaveThe Emma Mitchell BandThe Cowans and The FederalsThe Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile Stage line upJoe Hills WakeDarren PoyzerBruce CoughlanNorrie McCullochJohnny  Campbell, Anarcho Revue continues on the Moose Stage,The Slim Panatellas,Topher ElliotRobin AdamsPatterson BarrettIsaac Sutherland,The McElliots, Pig Man and the Elastic BandKinnaber JunctionDarrell Poyser, Pig Man and The Elastic Band, and Eagle Sessions on the Moose – Danny Mortimer Katy Robertson

Check out the very first Belladrum back in 2004 where 2000 like minded people gathered in the Garden Stage. Peatbog Faeries are rocking the stage! If you were there, see if you can spot yourself..


Do you still need your Clean Fields ticket? If no longer required, could you please return them to Skiddle in order for us to allocate to other festival goers?

Clean Fields will be situated in the Green camping area only. So, if you’re staying in the campervan area, any glamping areas, disabled area or red camping – you do not need a Clean Fields wristband. Please return unwanted Clean Fields tickets to Skiddle to make them available to waiting customers. You can return these via Skiddle’s Re:Sell facility by visiting your Order History at or you can call Skiddle on 03333 010101 to do this.

To pitch your tent in Clean Fields you need to adhere to the agreement everyone in Clean Fields keeps (and if you don’t adhere to it, we will have to ask you to move to another camping area):

– Clean fields will be spotless when you arrive. Please keep it like that during the event and leave it that way when you leave.
– Everything you bring into Clean Fields, you must remove or dispose of in the appropriate bins provided.
– All camping equipment must be taken away from the festival or left at the gate in the charity compound  — please don’t drop it in other camping areas.
– Spread the love — make friends with your camping neighbours and offer help to anyone who needs it (ie the first time tent builders)
– Keep an eye on your neighbour’s tent if they are absent
– Share your food and drink around
– Don’t allow under-aged people to drink alcohol
– Keep it peaceful — don’t keep your neighbours awake with bongos!

Campervan/caravan pass holders or glamping area campers should not be Clean Fields wristband holders ALTHOUGH we would very much like everyone to stick to the Clean Fields principles!

If you hold tickets to Clean Fields and do not need them, please return unwanted Clean Fields tickets via Skiddle’s Re:Sell facility – visit your Order History at or you can call Skiddle on 03333 010101 to do this.

PLEASE NOTE: All those camping in Quiet Camping – the clean fields rules will also apply in this area. So if you are planning to camp in quiet area, make sure you adhere to the agreement above.


HandMade Theatre are bringing their brand new show ‘Too Many Cooks’ to Bella this year, based in the kids area. A new interactive family show full of food and fun!

‘In this tasty show we encounter three food enthusiasts as they battle it out to win Best in Show, with prize winning veg, best bakes and the worlds smelliest cheese. We also meet a team of whacky waiters with their haphazard tomfoolery, ready to serve you with tea and treats. Set in a specially converted food van, overflowing with handcrafted goodies and colourful costumes. So pull up a chair and join us in the ‘Too Many Cooks’ culinary café’.

“Too Many Cooks is a sizzlingly scrumptious show jam packed with tasty tunes, popping puppets and a lot of silly sausages! No ordinary theatre show, this culinary delight will get your taste buds going. Suitable for ages 0-100.”


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