Super lazy Belladrum 2013 post!

I’ll admit, this is a giant copy paste BUT I’m super busy so can’t do a proper post just now and the subject of the email had SEASICK FUCKING STEVE in it (without the swear) so I had to post something. And I read the rest and that’s ace too. SO for once some writing by grown ups who know what they are doing. Here ya go, get a damned ticket! Also, I used their images. LAZY!

Legendary Californian bluesman Seasick Steve is to join the party to celebrate Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival’s tenth anniversary (Beauly, Inverness-shire; 2nd and 3rd August 2013). Also announced are indie rockers Pigeon Detectives and Celtic artist Julie Fowlis making her first appearance at the event.

Saturday day tickets to the event go on sale at 0900 on Friday 26th March on-line and retail through The Ironworks and Eden Court in Inverness and TicketScotland in Edinburgh and Glasgow
Also confirmed for Bella are singer-songwriter Andy Burrows, former member of Razorlight; Leeds dub band Gentleman’s Dub Club; Scots indie artists Meursault, Washington Irving, PAWS and The Lafontaines; and emerging singer-songwriters Tich and Nick Mulvey.


‘Seasick Steve aka Steve Wold last played Bella in 2006,’ said Belladrum promoter Joe Gibbs. ‘The next year his career went meteoric and since then he has played the main stages of Glastonbury, V Festivals and many other major festivals. We are proud to welcome him back to the Highlands.’

James, wouldn’t start on them.

Manchester indie legends James and Glasgow rock prodigies Twin Atlantic have been booked to headline along with an exciting and wide-ranging list of other acts including: The Straits – former members of Dire Straits; the British band Noisettes; stellar garage rockers The Horrors; King Charles and Scots indie artists Admiral Fallow; Rumours of Fleetwood Mac and Celtic rockers Peatbog Faeries who played the first Belladrum Festival way back in 2004; acoustic-folk-hip hop artist Lucy Spraggan and emerging soul artist Jacob Banks, fresh from touring with Emile Sande; Scots folk star Dougie MacLean with folk legend Martin Carthy; Gavin James, an impressive young singer-songwriter from Ireland and Rick Redbeard of the Phantom Band; pagan pop-folk all-girl trio Stealing Sheep and gentle Geordie jazzy swingy country troupe Shipcote and Friends; It’s A Beautiful Day, created during San Francisco’s 1967 ‘Summer of Love;’ folk rockers Treetop Flyers who won Glastonbury’s 2011 emerging talent competition; Scotland’s much loved Celtic rockers, The Dangleberries; Jericho Hill – three ex-punks and a cowboy playing Johnny Cash; Victorian Trout Conspiracy, great ska from Edinburgh; Scotland’s most tipped unsigned band, Fatherson; local heroes Scooty and the Skyhooks, Brown Bear and the Bandits from Largs. Skerryvore, Feis Rois, Caledonian Ceilidh Trail and Toby Michaels Rolling Damned from the Highlands

Bet there’s a pigeon across the street, nice work detectives!

Full weekend, Saturday, child (12 & under), campervan/caravan and electrical hook-up e-tickets can be purchased by going to the ticket link on the festival’s web site
Prices have been pegged at 2012 levels. Booking fees have been reduced on e-tickets and a new ticket deposit scheme has been introduced for customers wishing to buy full weekend tickets in installments. Bella has sold out each of the last four years, often months before the event so fans are urged to buy early to avoid disappointment.

The 2013 theme is ‘Carnival’, in keeping with the birthday party atmosphere the milestone event is bound to create. A video of the 2012 event created by Tom Welsh from, Edinburgh, can be seen on the event’s web site.

Belladrum 2013 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’.

(all of the above was written by Dougie Brown except the captions of the pictures and the first paragraph)

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