PROFESSOR GREEN, HUNTER & THE BEAR, FICKLE FRIENDS, THE SNUTS & MORE JOIN
UK Chart topping rapper PROFESSOR GREEN leads the next wave of artists announced for Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2018. His debut, ‘The Green EP’ was released in 2006 and since then he has gone on to have 4 top 10 singles including the smash number 1 hit ‘Read All About It’ feat. Emeli Sande. Over the past couple of years Professor Green has presented five critically acclaimed BBC documentaries and his Channel 4 documentary series ‘Working Class White Men’ aired earlier this year to rave reviews.
Emerging buzz indie pop act FICKLE FRIENDS are set to bring their infectious live show to the festival. Described by NME as ‘pop perfection’, 2018 is set to be a very big year for the band.
Scottish rock act HUNTER & THE BEAR will also join the line-up. With a sell-out 15 date UK tour under their belts and new single ‘Charlotte St’ set for release on 30th March, they are a band definitely on the rise. No strangers to the festival they make a very welcome return joining us on the Hot House stage.
Also appearing over the weekend are; song-writing troubadour ISAAC GRACIEwho’s powerful and compelling voice has drawn comparisons to some legendary artists including Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave. Edinburgh’s BROKEN RECORDS will join us fresh from the release of their latest record ‘What We Might Know’ along with Scottish ones to watch, anthemic indie 4 piece THE SNUTS. Acoustic roots & blues guitarist MARTIN HARLEY; Glasgow singer-songwriter CHRISTY O’DONNELL; hot new band ALLIGATOR, Aberdeen’s electronic indie rock act LITTLE KICKS, Inverness based heavy metal band SEED OF SORROW, emerging Highland duo CARMA, a late-night grass-roots slot from DIRTY HARRY (BLONDIE), HEADPHONE DISCO, along with CLAN DEXTINE and ANDY ROUGH ELECTRO SWING SET complete this announcement.
“Just when you thought it was safe to go out and we’d announced all our line-up, here we are with another bunch of beauties,” said promoter Joe Gibbs. “We are really excited to have Prof Green headlining the Hothouse Stage on the Saturday night on his first appearance at Bella. The rest of the artists announced are the icing on what is shaping up to be the most delicious Bella cake ever.” Joe Gibbs Belladrum Promoter
These artists join previously announced Friday night headliner, brit award winning PALOMA FAITH, iconic Scottish band PRIMAL SCREAM and Thursday night headliner AMY MACDONALD. Other acts appearing over the weekend include pop punk rock YOU ME AT SIX, FRIGHTENED RABBIT who will perform the whole of their epic album ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’, British indie rock bank THE CHARLATANS, FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS; our yet tbaSECRET SPECIAL GUEST; 4 time Grammy Award winning country singer ROSANNE CASH, foktronica songstress BETH ORTON; UK country siblings WARD THOAMAS; SONGHOY BLUES, BBC RADIO 2/6MUSIC DJ CRAIG CHARLES and his FUNK & SOUL CLUB, YONAKA; NERINA PALLOT; THE LAFONTAINES, LUCY SPRAGGAN, TIDELINES, SEA GIRLS; RYAN MCMULLAN; DARLINGSIDE, THE SUPERNATURALS, COLONEL MUSTARD & THE DIJON FIVE, MF ROBOTS; WHISKEY SHIVERS; TAMZENE; THE BURNING HELL; SIOBHAN WILSON; BRASS GUMBO; ADAM HOLMES & THE EMBERS; TORRIDON; THE ESKIES; BARBARELLA BANG BANG; REWS; THE RUMJACKS; DANCING ON TABLES; THE TUMBLING SOULS; MACFLOYD; LIONEL; THE MACGILLS; THE KATET PLAYS STEVIE WONDER; THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY; NOBLE JACKS; KISSMET, NITEWORKS, THE FILTHY TONGUES, HO-RO, and DOUGIE BURNS & THE CADILACS; SILVER COAST; THE CARLOWAYS; ERNEST RAMBLES; HIGHLAND VOICES CHOIR; HEADPHONE DISCO; FUN BOX, BIG FISH LITTLE FISH and FEIS ROIS CEILIDH TRAIL.
Many more acts including line ups for our Trailer Trash, Ice House, and Free Range Folk Stage amongst many others are still to be announced in the coming weeks and months.
Saturday only and 2 day tickets, along with campervan tickets are now sold out. 3 day festival tickets, and 2 day to 3 day upgrades and Club Clan Bella (VIP) tickets are still available.
2018 tickets for the 15th Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, voted Trip Advisor’s most popular UK festival in 2017, are on sale on-line and via ticket agents. Buyers can pay in handy monthly instalments plans. All on-line ticket buyers can take advantage of a 72 hour cooling off period after purchase during which they can return bought tickets.
Following the tradition of a fancy dress theme at the event, Bella has announced that ‘Bollywood’ will be its 2018 theme.
E-tickets are on sale via the festival website at www.tartanheartfestival.co.ukand via www.skiddle.com. Printed tickets can be bought from agents including: Inverness – The Ironworks, Eden Court Theatre, Caffery’s and Hootananny’s; Kiltarlity – Post Office; Beauly – Morrison’s; Dingwall – Sweet Treats; Elgin – Sound & Vision; Edinburgh and Glasgow – TicketsScotland; Alness – Iain’s Barber Shop. And Isle of Skye Paint Coy in Portree and Grant’s Fine Foods in Dornoch have been added as agents this year.
Bella patrons will need a three day ticket to see artists on the Garden main stage on the Thursday night.
Patrons planning a stag or hen party, or just coming with a group of friends, can make a group bookings of 10 or more tickets with no booking fee via the festival web site tickets page as can disabled ticket applications.
Glamping providers Pitch Village have their tents on sale via Bella’s Skiddle tickets page and Yurts & Squrts accommodation is available via the festival’s web site page.
Bella’s lead charitable cause for a second year running is its local shinty club’s bid to build a new pavilion. Donations can be added to ticket purchases via Skiddle or patrons can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/lovatshintyclubCamanachd Cup winning Lovat Shinty Club is one of the pillars of Bella’s local community, with a strong social side, an extensive youth initiative and a successful ladies’ team. The new pavilion will provide a community hub with rooms for hire and a room for NHS clinics, plus male and female changing rooms, a social space, and a kitchen.
Car parks and camping areas will be open from 0800 and arenas will open from 1300 on the Thursday. When buying tickets on-line with Skiddle, Bella patrons are being given an opportunity to contribute to Lovat Shinty Club’s new clubhouse appeal.
Bella sold out in 2017 for the ninth year in a row so fans are urged to buy early to avoid disappointment. Last year’s headliners and major artists included: Sister Sledge; The Pretenders; Franz Ferdinand; Twin Atlantic and First Aid Kit.
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 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 industry’s ‘Oscars’.