XPONORTH SEEDLINGS STAGE LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR BELLADRUM
Fresh off the back of another hugely successful XpoNorth annual conference in Inverness last week, we are delighted to announce the programme for the XpoNorth Seedlings Stage at Belladrum 2019.
The line-up features some of the hottest emerging acts from Scotland including, buzz acts WALT DISCO, WUHOH, and AARON SMITH; alongside Highland talent THE ROOV & THE DIHYDRO. There will also be two special late night performances from the recently reformed Scottish act ASTRID who have recently signed to Edwyn Collins AED records and Inverness’ own IAIN MCLAUGHLIN & THE OUTSIDERS.
Other acts appearing over the weekend include; HYYTS; LIMMO; VANIVES; SHEARS; QUICHE; SWIM SCHOOL, THE NOVACS; BROKEN CHANTER; MARK MCGOWAN; CONCHUR WHITE; HANNAH SLAVIN; FREAK WAVE; SOLAREYE; SCHOLESY; LAKYOTO; CHUCOTER; SCARLETT RANDLE; CAITLIN; EMIAH; and Germany’s IVY FLINDT .
‘We are delighted to be partnering with XpoNorth to programme our emerging artist stage at Belladrum again this year. Over the years this stage has provided an opportunity to see some of the best new acts in the country at the early stages of their career before watching them break out and move their way up festival bills across the UK and further afield.’ Joe Gibbs Belladrum Festival
‘Last week saw an amazing line-up of musical talent meet & play live to industry, labels and music managers across many venues throughout Inverness for XpoNorth, who’s annual conference and year round programme of creative industry support has recently generated over 260 jobs & in excess of £5million to the Highlands & Islands economy to date.’
‘Belladrum is an excellent platform for the acts we support to reach new audiences and develop their profile, and we’re delighted to continue our long- standing partnership with one of the best festivals in the country. This year’s line-up looks fantastic, and we’re excited to be presenting such a diverse range of talent to the Belladrum audiences from this year’s XpoNorth’. Alex Smith, XpoNorth Project Manager
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival has sold out for the 8th consecutive year, celebrating is 16th outing in 2019. Other acts joining the celebration include, JESS GLYNNE, ELBOW, CHVRCHES, JOHNNY MARR, GLASVEGAS, TOM ODELL, HAWKWIND, THE CORAL, JULIE FOWLIS, DODIE, THE SELECTER, ELEPHANT SESSIONS and many more.
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’.
By day, XpoNorth hosts a packed programme of seminars and workshops featuring leading local, national and international professionals from across the creative sector. By night, the festival sets the city alight with creativity – from the event’s firmly established new music showcase sound tracking a host of city centre venues with over 60 of the hottest new acts around, to a specially curated short film programme and a range of relaxed networking events.
The work of XpoNorth in developing creative talent throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland continues throughout the year, with a range of free sector support programmes open to regionally
XpoNorth is funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), City-Region Deal (Cumhnant Baile-Roinne) and The Northern Innovation Hub and delivered by Ironworks Venue.