Tom Jones to headline Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
The legendary Tom Jones is to headline the Friday main stage of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (8th & 9th August 2014) for what is believed to be his first ever performance in the Highlands. And headlining the same stage on the Saturday night are the popular rock band Razorlight.
“Sir Tom has long been a hero of mine and it is a singular privilege to be able to welcome him to a Highland stage,’ said festival promoter Joe Gibbs. “We are also thrilled by the appearance of Razorlight at Bella whose last festival appearance in the Highlands was to headline RockNess in 2008.”
In a Scottish festival exclusive, very special guests Frightened Rabbit will return to the event. The Scots indie band last played the festival in 2012 since when they have released their further studio album ‘Pedestrian Verse’ which peaked at number nine in the UK charts.
Campervan & Caravan tickets for the event have sold out already, two months ahead of last year, and sales of tickets to the event were running at well above last year’s rate even before any announcement of line-up; the festival has sold out each of the past five years and fans are urged to buy early to avoid disappointment. Electrical hook-up tickets are still available to existing holders of campervan/caravan tickets.
Making his first appearance at the festival is the celebrated singer-songwriter Billy Bragg who blends folk and punk styles in protest songs and romantic ballads. Headliners of one of the days on the Hothouse second stage are blues rockers The Temperance Movement formed by Glasgow-born vocalist Phil Campbell. They have garnered a strong following after releasing their first studio album in 2013.
Full weekend, Saturday, child (12 & under), and electrical hook-up campervan and caravan e-tickets can be purchased by going to the ticket link on the festival’s web site www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk.
Belladrum 2014 takes place in the beautiful Highland surroundings of 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’.
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