Echo and the Bunnymen and Anna Calvi among highlights of Belladrum

Music festival set in deepest, brightest Inverness-shire

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This article is from 2011.

Echo and the Bunnymen and Anna Calvi among highlights of Belladrum

The award-winning festival event returns for an eighth time with a big bunch of music acts parking their campervans in deepest, brightest Inverness-shire. Alongside the music fare, there’s whole lot of entertainment for children, street theatre, cabaret, cinema, dance, alternative therapies, stalls and, you’ll be relieved to hear, food and drink. Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross reckons this is the first festival event the band have ever played, which is surely enough to tell anyone just how special this weekend must be. For the more extrovert among you, please bear in mind that the theme of the festival is space (as in outer) and those in the finest fancy dress will get a chance to stroll around a catwalk.

Line-up: Roddy Hart, Emeli Sandé, Echo and the Bunnymen, Anna Calvi, Texas

Plus: A festival on an estate (the posh kind)? Let’s do it!
Minus: Awful cow-related puns on the website

Belladrum Estate, Beauly, 5 & 6 Aug, Price: £30–£90

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

This favourite of the Scottish music festival scene is back with, as well as the music, a family-friendly atmosphere, theatre and spoken word events, ceilidhs, arts and crafts workshops and fancy dress. Sister Sledge, Franz Ferdinand and KT Tunstall have been announced for 2017.

Belladrum, Inverness

Thu 3 Aug

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Fri 4 Aug

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Sat 5 Aug

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