Local acts and new Scottish talents will feature
FRESH off the back of another XpoNorth annual conference in Inverness last week, Belladrum has just announced the programme for its XpoNorth Seedlings Stage.
The line-up features some of the hottest emerging acts from Scotland including buzz acts WuhOh and Aaron Smith, alongside Highland talents The Roov and The Dihydro.
There will also be two special late-night performances from the recently-reformed Scottish act Astrid who have recently signed to Edwyn Collins’ AED records plus Inverness’s own Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders.
Other acts appearing over the weekend include: Hyyts, Limmo, VanIves, Walt Disco, Shears, Quiche, Swim School, The Novacs, Broken Chanter, Mark McGowan, Conchur White, Hannah Slavin, Freak Wave, Solareye, Scholesy, Lakyoto, Chuchoter, Scarlett Randle, Caitlin, Emiah, and Germany’s Ivy Flindt.
“We are delighted to be partnering with XpoNorth to programme our emerging artist stage at Belladrum again this year.
Joe Gibbs, Belladrum Festival’s founder, said:“Over the years this stage has provided an opportunity to see some of the best new acts in the country at the early stages of their career before watching them break out and move their way up festival bills across the UK and further afield.”
“Last week saw an amazing line-up of musical talent meet and play live to industry, labels and music managers across many venues throughout Inverness for XpoNorth, whose annual conference and year-round programme of creative industry support has recently generated over 260 jobs and in excess of £5million to the Highlands & Islands economy to date.
Alex Smith, XpoNorth project manager, said: “Belladrum is an excellent platform for the acts we support to reach new audiences and develop their profile and we’re delighted to continue our long-standing partnership withone of the best festivals in the country.
“This year’s line-up looks fantastic, and we’re excited to be presenting such a diverse range of talent to the Belladrum audiences from this year’s XpoNorth,” said Alex Smith, XpoNorth project manager.