Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival is delighted to announce the first wave of acts set to join in it’s 20th anniversary celebrations in the Scottish Highlands next summer.
Making a highly anticipated return to the festival after their last headlining performance in 2011, we are thrilled to welcome back the iconic Scottish band, DEACON BLUE. Currently celebrating an impressive 35 years since their debut single "Dignity" and boasting millions of record sales, they are a band that has consistently excelled live on stage.
They are set to deliver some of the most memorable sing along moments of the weekend, drawing from their extensive back catalogue of hits, which includes classics such as ‘Real Gone Kid’, ‘Fergus Sings the Blues’ and ‘Chocolate Girl’.
SUGABABES, the era-defying, chart-topping British sensations with six number one singles, millions of global sales and multiple multi-platinum albums, will headline the festival’s Thursday night. The original line-up of Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy will perform their huge hits including their debut single ‘Overload’, alongside ‘Push the Button’, ‘Round Round’, ‘About you Now’ and recent single ‘When the Rain Comes’.
Chart-topping singer, songwriter; Kitchen Disco host – the one-andonly SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR will also be joining us for the very first time. Combining elements of 1970s disco and 1980s electronica to create a fresh sound/
Other acts announced include an artist who needs no introduction to the Highland’s with a string of sell out shows behind him, Edinburgh’s CALLUM BEATTIE; one of Scotland’s most beloved bands celebrated for their jangle-pop style and enduring influence on indie music TEENAGE FANCLUB; the incredibly talented British singer-songwriter LUCY SPRAGGAN who has taken the music scene by storm with her unique blend of folk, indie-pop, and acoustic sounds; and COLONEL MUSTARD & THE DIJON FIVE, a band who feel like part of the Bella fabric .
BILL BAILEY will become the first comedian to perform on the main stage, his eccentric style of comedy has made him renowned as an internationally acclaimed standup comedian and his recent stint winning BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing has brought him to a huge new audience.
Also performing over the weekend are award winning folk band TALISK; Scottish alternative rock band THE VASELINES; BEN OTTEWELL of Mercury prize winning indie band GOMEZ; recently reformed progressive folk band CROFT NO.5; singer-songwriter ROSEANNE REID; Highland folk rock band TORRIDON; the genre bending ‘trash-trad’ sounds of Welsh band NOGOOD BOYO; indie folk band THE LAURETTES; emerging Scottish singer-songwriter ROSIE H SULLIVAN; Ska band PORKPIE; Stirling’s JOE GOODALL; and folk acts RHYTHMNREEL, CALA, FIDDLE FORTE and FEIS ROIS CEILIDH TRAIL.