Published: 02/07/2014 16:48 - Updated: 02/07/2014 17:02

Belladrum announces Seedlings acts

Neon Waltz singer Jordan Shearer. Picture: Gary Anthony
Neon Waltz singer Jordan Shearer. Picture: Gary Anthony

THE line-up of emerging acts for the goNorth Seedlings Stage at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (August 8 and 9; Beauly, Inverness-shire) as part of the North Star arena for breaking talent has been announced today.

The acts include: Hector Bizerk, Model Aeroplanes, Our Future Glory, Neon Waltz, Tijuana Bibles, Broken Ravens, Ella the Bird (Siobhan Wilson), Foreignfox, Poor Things, Hunter & The Bear, Garden of Elks, Campfires in Winter, Cryptic Keys, Jipsy Magic, Dagny, Ollie Forrest, Last of the Privateers, Eleanor Nicolson, Whispery Club, Silver Coast, Holy Esque, SHAPED, Searching For Donkeys, An Cùrsa Ciùil (UHI) and Na Balaich (UHI)

The North Star arena for breaking acts will include the goNorth Seedlings Stage plus ‘The Boatshed Sessions, a leading web platform for music which captures inspiring music with unrivalled audio and visual production.

The UHI Verb garden will feature an artist development seminar and Q&A session, panelists confirmed to date include Ally Macrae (BBC Radio 1), Michael Lambert (A Modern Way Management), Peter Noble (UHI Course Leader for Music and Sound Production) and Steve Robertson (Booker Hootananny/Belladrum).

“Emerging talent, especially from the Highlands, has always been an important part of what Bella offers its audience,” said festival promoter Joe Gibbs.

“This year, with our excellent partner goNorth who have done so much work in this sphere in the Highlands, we are increasing our emphasis on this exciting area with the creation of a new arena, the addition of The Boatshed Sessions, and the inclusion of help and advice for breaking musicians.’

We are delighted to be returning to Belladrum with a fantastic selection of artists from this year’s showcase list', said goNORTH Project Manager, Alex Smith. 'The festival continues to show a strong commitment to supporting new music and the goNORTH Seedlings Stage is a great platform for the Belladrum audience to access some of the most exciting new talent in Scotland’.

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