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Belladrum adds Johnny Marr, The Coral, Julie Fowlis...

By SPP Reporter

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BELLADRUM has added to its signature mix of music announcing top new names including guitar legend Johnny Marr, Mercury Prize nominated The Coral and Highland folk singer Julie Fowlis.

The Highland festival – this year from August 1 to 3 – has also announced infectious Britpop festival favourites Dodgy as part of 25th anniversary of break-through album Homegrown and smash hit Staying Out For The Summer.

The Hot House will see the return of the Cuban Brothers to fill the late night slot, also back are Highland neo-trad specialists Elephant Sessions. But there is a first for Scottish punk royalty The Rezillos who will make their Bella debut.

Other acts include – 90s Scottish indie-pop band Bis, singer-songwriter Lucy Rose on the Grassroots Stage; the reggae beats of Royal Sounds on the Garden Stage; contemporary family folk-indie trio Wildwood Kin; New York’s beat driven funk, soul, garage duo Paris Monster; country duo My Darling Clementine; the unstoppable force of nature from Lewis that is Peat & Diesel; buzz London song-writing duo Ferris & Sylvester; alternative rock act PAWS; bringing the country/bluegrass folk music from Kentucky to Belladrum are The Local Honeys; rising Highland soulful pop artist Tamzene; Scotland’s Fat Suit bring their fusion of jazz, rock, and folk; Edinburgh’s Swampfog join up with their take on the New Orleans funky brass sounds; sea-shanties aplenty from pirate folk band The Captain’s Beard; Scots trad award young up and coming artist of the year 2018 winners Assynt; Gaelic singer Kim Carnie; Highland modern folk artist Moteh Parrott, quirky singer-songwriter Josephine Sillars & The Manic Pixie Dream; local rockers King Kobalt; and final acts for the moment are Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail & Fiddle Forte.

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