TICKETS for next year’s Belladrum go on sale tomorrow with the news that a new headlining slot is being added to the festival's Thursday night next year.
Tickets to the 12th staging of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival went on sale online only at 9am on Thursday with the dates also announced as August 6 to 8.
But a third headliner slot will be added on the main stage on the opening night.
Printed tickets will also be on sale via the usual retail outlets from 9am on Thursday, October 9.
"These days, a vast majority of our audience is already on site by the Thursday night so we thought we should offer a headliner with support on that night," said festival promoter Joe Gibbs." Fans with standard weekend tickets will be able to occupy camspites and attend the opening ceilidh on the Thursday as usual."
Full weekend, 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 www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk or direct to www.skiddle.com
Early bird weekend tickets cost £105 and full-priced weekend tickets are £110. Early bird three day tickets cost £130 and full priced three day tickets are £135. Campervan/caravan tickets cost £55 and electrical hook-up cost £85. (all plus booking fees). Children 12 and under attend free on all days.
Bella sold out in record time in 2014, and has sold out each of the last six years, often months before the event so fans are urged to buy early to avoid disappointment. E-tickets are more customer-friendly and less easy to scam, but printed tickets are also going to be on sale.
This year Tom Jones headlined the Friday of the festival while the Saturday night featured the popular rock band Razorlight at the top of the bill. Frightened Rabbit returned to the event as very special guests. Also featured were Billy Bragg; Band of Skulls, The Temperance Movement, I Am Kloot, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Grandmaster Flash.
Belladrum 2015 takes place at 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’.