Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

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The Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival is Scotland's most friendly, wacky and kooky performing arts and festival about.

Music comes from around 90 acts across five stages featuring locally and internationally renowned artists. The 9th Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival will take place on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th August 2012.

Festival Vibe

Belladrum Tartan Heart prides itself on being one of the most family friendly events with lots for children to do, as well as a fun and welcoming atmosphere.

History and Facts

2004 was the first year of the Tartan Heart Festival and ran for only one day - 14 August 2004. However, since then the festival has taken place over a whole weekend annually.

Festival On Site Information

Please dispose of your litter in the bags provided and place the bags in designated rubbish areas in the camping sites; and please try to use the recycling opportunities provided.

No camp fires will be allowed. There will be a communal camp fire lit each evening.

Music Stages and Other Entertainment

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival boasts eight stages of music, There are also numerous other activities taking place around the festival.

Food and Drink

There is a camping supplies store at the festival and food outlets in the camping areas.

There are plenty of clearly marked drinking water points around the festival and camp site. There are also stalls selling alcohol around the festival.

Camping and Other Accomodation

Parking and camping are free to ticket holders. Camping zones will be divided into the following: General Zone - red – tents only Family Zone - green – familes in tents only Quiet Zone - yellow – quiet persons in tents only - no music Caravan & Camper Van Zone - blue (see note below) Disabled Zone – orange - cars, camper vans and tents Day Visitors – striped

There is a VIP camping section where festival goers can purchase a Tipi with 6 exclusive Tipi Field VIP passes & showers for £725 or Bell Tent with 6 exclusive Tipi Field VIP passes & showers for £625.

What come with Tipis and Bell Tents:

Six Faux Fur Covered Foam Mattresses Six Folding Chairs that you can use inside and out Tipis have a Fire Bowl, Logs, Kindling, Fire-lighters, Gloves and Fire Tools Ground-sheet and Carpet Lanterns and Chargers

All tipi and bell tent patrons will be able to use the tipi field’s own special loos and showers.

(The prices do not include tickets to the event)

Location and Travel

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Belladrum Estate, by Beauly, Inverness-shire IV4 7BA.

Volunteer and job positions

For more information click here

Past lineups

2012 line-up, rumours, news and our predicitions

The first round of head-liners to be confirmed include Travis, The Wombats and Beverley Knight, to see the line-up as it is updated, click here.

2012 Tree For Life Campaign

Bella has joined up to support A Greener Festival ‘s ‘Festival Woods’ project which involves planting trees @ £5 a head on Dundreggan Estate, Glen Moriston, in partnership with the estate’s owners, Trees For Life. The festival has made an initial commitment to 20 trees and hopes to add to that later this year.

The project’s organisers are inviting festivals, festival-goers, artists, suppliers and the whole festival community to get involved with this lasting restoration project.

They hope one day to see the woods flourish to become a diverse festival forest, rich with biodiversity and protected wilderness. To help, you can go either direct to Trees For Life or via the Association of Independent Festivals at Supporters are also encouraged to come along and plant the trees.

2011 line-up and past line-up highlights

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival’s 2011 line-up included Frank Turner, Guillemots, Newton Faulkner, Ed Sheeran, The Staves, Leonard Jones Potential, Sara Bills & The Hasbeens, Hot Knives, Filth DJs, and Waiting for Bruce Texas.

For details on past line-up highlights, click here