Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival and Electrikal have announced the launch of a brand new project for 2017 – The Temple of Dub.
The Temple Of Dub stage prepares to host Scotland’s best in reggae, roots, dub and a dash of jungle alongside a world-renowned line up of artists.
Powered by Electrikal’s trademark sound system as well as a full decor, lighting and production set up, The Temple Of Dub is located in the woods of Belladrum estate, Inverness.
Headed up by Glaswegian selecta Jamie Bostron and Edinburgh’s dancehall duo Riddim Tuffa, the lineup also features the likes of Tom Spirals (fresh off a italian tour with Mungo’s Hifi) amongst a host of rising Scottish talent.
“We can’t wait to be back at Belladrum. It’s a great festival to be a part of with one of the best crowds we’ve expierenced. And this new stage is an exciting opportunity for people to see our rig and production set up in full swing” – Richard, Founder of Electrikal
Also on the line-up for Bella 2017 are: THE PRETENDERS, featuring the legendary CHRISSIE HYNDE, FRANZ FERDINAND and SISTER SLEDGE (Thursday) headline Bella’s three nights this year. They are supported by FIRST AID KIT; FEEDER; BIRDY; KT TUNSTALL; FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES; HONEYBLOOD; YOUNG FATHERS; DEAF HAVANA; DUB PISTOLS; LOUIS BERRY; THE SHERLOCKS; KARINE POLWART; GALLAGHER & LYLE; WILLIAM McCARTHY (AUGUSTINES); BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH; MILBURN; HOT DUB TIME MACHINE; NEON WALTZ, ATOMIC ROOSTER; SLOW CLUB, VUKOVI, URBAN VOODOO MACHINE, COLONEL MUSTARD & THE DIJON 5 and THE JAMES HUNTER SIX. These are joined by: 3 DAFT MONKEYS; BIG FISH LITTLE FISH; BLOODLINES; BOSSY LOVE; BROKEN BONES MATILDA; BROKEN RAVENS; C.MACLEOD; DOLLY PARTON STORY; FEIS INBHIR NARRAINN CALDONIAN CEILIDH TRAIL; FEIS ROIS CEILIDH BAND;FULL TILT CEILIDH BAND; FUN BOX; GERRY CINNAMON; GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND; HAGGIS HORNS; HEADPHONE DISCO; HERON VALLEY; HO-RO; INDIGO VELVET; INVERNESS MILITARY WIVES; I SEE RIVERS; JERICHO HILL; KIOKO; LEWIS CAPALDI; MACFLOYD; MR TEA & THE MINIONS; NOVEMBER LIGHTS; O’ CONNELL & LOVE; OXBOW LAKE; RHYTHMNREEL; ROOT SYSTEM; SAINT PHNX; SALTFISH FORTY; SCHIEHALLION; SCOOTY & THE SKYHOOKS; SINGLE BY SUNDAY; TAMZENE; THE BOY WITH THE LION HEAD; THE DANGLEBERRIES; THE JAR FAMILY; TIGERSTYLE; TORRIDON; and ZERVAS & PEPPER.
Patrons wishing to see main stage acts on the Thursday of the festival will need a three day ticket. The Thursday line-up includes: Sister Sledge, Feeder, Louis Berry, Scooty & The Skyhooks and Torridon.
Saturday day tickets are sold out as are campervan/caravan tickets. Hook-up tickets are still available to campervan/caravan ticket holders. There will be a resale of sold-out ticket categories via the tickets page on the Bella web site on Thursday 8 June at 10am when returned tickets will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Printed Bella tickets are available online at www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk and from the usual retail outlets.
These include: Inverness–The Ironworks, Eden Court Box Office, Caffery’s and Hootananny’s; Dingwall–Sweet Treats; Edinburgh and Glasgow–TicketsScotland; Aberdeen–Aberdeen Performing Arts; Elgin–Sound & Vision; Beauly–Morrisons; Kiltarlity Post office.
Thursday car parks and camping areas will be open from 0800 again after this year’s successful effort to encourage patrons to arrive in a steadier flow throughout the day to reduce traffic congestion. 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 the Archie Foundation, a charity which is helping to improve children’s hospital facilities in the Highlands. Bella sold out again in 2016 for the eighth year in a row so fans are urged to buy early to avoid disappointment.
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.