Stop Press Update: Frightened Rabbit have to pull out:

Hello Everyone. We are sorry to announce that Frightened Rabbit will be unable to play this year’s Belladrum Festival. Yesterday we were offered a tour of the US that we simply could not turn down. We are very disappointed not to play this year but we hope you understand our decision. Belladrum is one of our favourite festivals and we know that you will all still have a lovely weekend. We would also like to thank the organisers for asking us to be part of their great festival and hopefully we can make it back in the future. Send our love to Deacon Blue and go see Admiral Fallow!! Frightened Rabbit x

With 12 million albums sales between them, iconic Scots acts Texas and Deacon Blue are to headline the eighth Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in 2011 (5th/6th August). They will be supported by Hothouse stage headliners Echo & The Bunnymen and Scots indie legends Frightened Rabbit * see above stop press news.

The line-up announced so far for Bella 2011 shows a huge range of talent reaching right down the bill including: Frank Turner; Newton Faulkner; Admiral Fallow; Dry The River; Anna Calvi; Ed Sheeran; Little Comets; MC Xander; Young Rebel Set; Emile Sande; Benjamin Francis Leftwich; Easy Star All Stars and Birdy . Added to these are: Teddy Thomson; 3 Daft Monkeys; Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire; The Amphetameanies; The Dangleberries; Torridon; Skerryvore ; The Webb Sisters; The Staves; CW Stoneking and The Primitive Horn Orchestra; Wooden Box With A Fistful of Fivers; Drunken Balordi; Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders; James Mackenzie & The Aquascene; Cousti; Diddums and the Rooty Ma Toot Big Band!

As you know, Bella has sold out in both the last two years. Tickets this year are going at double the rate of last year. We don’t want our loyal, longstanding fans to miss out so please ensure you buy early to avoid disappointment. This year all tickets will be bar-coded and scanned at entrances.

And for the first time you can buy e-tickets online from and avoid any postage charges. Hard tickets are available online from,,,, and

Your can also puchase them at the following outlets:

Aberdeen: One Up.

Beauly: Morrisons.

Dingwall: Off The Peg.

Dundee: Groucho’s;

Edinburgh: TicketScotland.

Elgin: Sound & Vision.

Glasgow: TicketScotland.

Inverness: The Ironworks, Mania, Hootenanny’s and Eden Court.

Kiltarlity: Post Office.

Thurso: McAllans.

Wick: McAllans.


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