Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2015: travel information, line-up and stage splits

Festival information for those travelling to Belladrum near Inverness this weekend

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This article is from 2015.

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2015: travel information, line-up and stage splits

Idlewild take to the Garden Stage on Friday / Credit: Pauline Keightley

You've got your wellies, you've raided the snacks aisle at the supermarket and your beverages are decanted into plastic bottles. It's festival time. Avoid the traffic issues that plagued this year’s T in the Park and get yourself a travel plan for heading to Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival. You can also check out which bands and artists are on what stage over the three days.

Car
To get to Belladrum, take the A862 from Inverness towards Beauly. Approximately nine miles from Inverness, turn left onto the A833 signposted Kiltarlity and Drumnadrochit. After roughly one mile turn left at the second gate lodge signposted Belladrum – the single track public road runs through Belladrum Estate. Parking is free but you need one parking pass per vehicle.

Car Sharing
The festival is working with goCarShare to help cut the carbon footprint. You can request a seat if you need a lift, or rent out seats if you have any spare in your vehicle. The site is built around Facebook, so you might even have a mutual friend or two who you can gossip about on the journey.

Bike
Be even greener than the car sharers and cycle the 11 miles from Inverness to the festival with Velocity. They’ll join you for the ride and even transport your luggage, so you can zoom along without the weight of your camping gear and three days worth of body paint. There’s Bike Parking on site.

Train
The closest train station is Beauly, approximately four miles from the festival. Trains run regularly from Inverness and there’s a handy bus service (see below) at the other end to take you to Belladrum.

Bus
Citylink and Megabus passengers will be dropped at the closest major bus station in Inverness. From here Stagecoach are running a shuttle service to the Belladrum site leaving every hour, on the hour, between 11am and 7pm. Tickets (£5 single, £8 return) can be bought at the station or on the bus but can’t be booked in advance.

For those who live locally, or are getting a lift from someone who doesn’t fancy getting stuck in a queue, you can board a local service run by Ross’s Minibuses. Times are scheduled to tie in with trains arriving from Inverness to Beauly station and collect from both the station and Beauly Square. Select services also pick up from Drumnadrochit, Struy, Kilmorack, Dingwall station, Conan Bridge and Muir of Ord.

The line-up in alphabetical order:

THU 6 AUG

Garden Stage
Bite Night
Keston Cobblers Club
Scooty & the Skyhooks
The Correspondents
The Proclaimers

Black Isle Brewery Grassroots Stage
Fiddle Forte
Gabbro
Rhythm 'N Reel
The Retrophones
The Rogues
Tweed

FRI 7 AUG

Garden Stage
Idlewild
Fun Box
Hayseed Dixie
Head North
Manic Street Preachers
Prides
Stornoway
Torridon
Vigo Thieves

The Crabbies Hothouse Stage
Adam French
Drenge
Hidden Charm
JP Cooper
Junebug (BGT Winner)
Louis Berry
Model Aeroplanes
New Model Army
Superheroes Disco (adults)
The LaFontaines
The Sunshine Underground

Black Isle Brewery Grassroots Stage
Blackbeard's Tea Party
Caldeonian Ceilidh Trail
Dizraeli & The Small Gods
Eddi Reader
Have Mercy Las Vegas
Martin Stephenson & The Dainties
Siiga
Spinning Tots
The Dolly Parton Story
The Elephant Sessions
The New Madrids
The Shee
The Skull Kids

The XpoNorth Seedlings Stage
Aylee
Bloodlines
Catholic Action
Chris Adams
Crash Club
Flat Six - UHI
Garden of Elks
Grouse Beater Sound System
Kathryn Joseph
KLOE
Poor Things
Spring Break
The Bongo Club
The Weathermen
The Wood Burning Savages

Mother's Ruin
Darren Hamilton
Dorris Kissee Kissee (M+)
Fergus Findlay
Fugazy
Hypnotic Groove
Jamie Moyes
Khalid Hussain
Soundclash

SAT 8 AUG

Garden Stage
Dorec-a-Belle
James Brown is Annie
Kaiser Chiefs
King Creosote
Manran
Martha Reeves
Silver Coast
The Dangleberries
The Stranglers

The Crabbies Hothouse Stage
AKAska
Fatherson
Frozen Disco (kids)
Hector Bizerk
Honeyblood
Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders
Kill It Kid
Neon Waltz
Rival Sons
The Cuban Brothers
The Winter Tradition
Vukovi

Black Isle Brewery Grassroots Stage
CoCo and the Butterfields
Feis Rois
Jamie Lawson
John Langan Band
MacFloyd (40th anniversary of 'Wish You Were Here')
Miss Irenie Rose
RURA
Rusty Shackle
Spinning Tots
Tantz
The Goat Roper Rodeo Band
Villagers
Willie & Tabs MacAkill

The XpoNorth Seedlings Stage
NIEVES
Niteworks
Pinact
Sara Bills & The Has-Beens
Schnarff Schnarff
Sly at Last
The Broken Ravens
The Mirror Trap
Tijuana Bibles
Vladimir
Woodentooth

Mother's Ruin
Scott Langley
TSTMNT (M+)
Vault95
Young Cardinals

This article is from 2015.

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

Times & prices vary

Fri 4 Aug

Times & prices vary

Sat 5 Aug

Times & prices vary

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