After almost three years since it’s last outing Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival is delighted to unveil an exciting wave of new acts set to join the 2022 line-up at its home in the Scottish Highlands this summer. A small number of covid related returned tickets will also go on sale Friday 6 May at 9am.
Multi-award winning Northern Irish alternative rock band ASH will make their Belladrum debut. With two number one albums, a string of anthemic singles including breakthrough single ‘Girl From Mars’, Ivor Novello-winning ‘Shining Light’ and the live favourite ‘Burn Baby Burn’ the band celebrated 25 years together earlier this year.
Tik-Tok sensation and Eurovision hopeful SAM RYDER will also join the bill. Following a stellar two-years in which his much-loved ‘The Sun’s Gonna Rise’anthemic EP became a worldwide hit. Gathering 100m+ global streams, 18m followers on social media, Sam has become a household music name on TikTok, while his current single ‘Space Man’ has been receiving huge support across national radio and media as he gets ready to perform at Eurovision later this month.
Making a very welcome return to Belladrum having last appeared in 2008 is a true legend of the Scottish music scene, the one and only EDWYN COLLINS. Over his career he has worn many hats, from his days fronting the post punk band Orange Juice, through to his worldwide solo hit ‘A Girl Like You’, founding two indie record labels, the iconic Postcard Records and AED, his production work with acts including The Cribs and Camera Obscura and his 2009 Ivor Novello ‘Inspiration Award’
We are also delighted to welcome 2022 Grammy Award Winning Mississippi artist (Best contemporary Blues Album), CHRISTONE ‘KINGFISH’ INGRAM to the Highlands for the first time.
Other new announcements include, Edinburgh’s indie alternative act VISTAS; Icelandic Pop band DADI FREYR; Irish Indie Rock 4 piece THE ACADEMIC; the self-described ‘indie meets folk meets afrobeat’ sounds of KAWALA; DAYTIME TV who many Bella regulars may recognise as featuring members of Hunter & the Bear; contemporary alt-folk from songwriter Ross Wilson with BLUE ROSE CODE; rising singer-songwriter MATILDA MANN; indie-pop outfit LOTTERY WINNERS; brother-duo spanning electronic/indie pop/hiphop EVERYONE YOU KNOW; 6Music favourite and buzz Scottish act HAMISH HAWK; WORRYWORRY with his powerful husky voice; BBC Radio Radio 1’s Live Lounge Introducing winners of 2022 UNINVITED; Young Traditional Musician of the Year winner 2018 HANNAH RARITY; Lewis born singer-songwriter ROSIE H SULIVAN; Highland artist KATIE GREGSON-MACLEOD; and returning to their hugely popular late night grassroots slot MACFLOYD.
These acts join previously announced headliners NILE RODGERS & CHIC, VAN MORRISION and EMELI SANDE and an undercard including, THE FRATELLIS; PASSENGER; SHED SEVEN; TIDE LINES; DREADZONE; IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE; MAGIC NUMBERS; GOODBYE MR MACKENZIE; MANRAN; KYLE FALCONER; ADMIRAL FALLOW; CALLUM BEATTIE; COLONEL MUSTARD & THE DIJON 5 amongst many others.
The line-ups for Belladrum’s new music stage ‘Seedlings’ and remaining stages including Trailer Trash, Ice House, Free Range Folk Stage will be announced over the coming weeks so watch this space!