We are delighted to announce the line up for the goNORTH Seedlings Stage at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2011. Following the most ambitious and successful goNORTH to date, they are now set to bring an exciting, cross-genre selection of emerging artists to one of the finest independent festivals in the country.

‘Belladrum is a fantastic platform for new bands and year on year delivers a diverse, highly inventive festival experience’, said goNORTH Director Shaun Arnold. ‘The wider line up again looks excellent and it’s a real privilege to be programming the dedicated new music stage for 2011.’

‘We are delighted to be deepening our involvement still further with GoNorth this year, in that they have booked the majority of the acts on the goNORTH Seedlings Stage’, added Festival Booker Joe Gibbs. ‘The acts that they have programmed are the cream of local, Scottish and wider UK talent and we look forward to them playing in front of the Bella audience, one of the best audiences in the world.’

The goNORTH Seedlings Stage 2011

Friday August 5


The River 68’s

Kid Canaveral


The Boosts

Chasing Owls


Storey Books

Native Roses

St Leonards


Saturday August 6

The Leonard Jones Potential

Be Like Pablo

Aerials Up





Always The Sixth

The Little Mill Of Happiness


The Whisky River Band

The rest of Bella ….

Twin Scots rock legends Texas and Deacon Blue are to headline the eighth staging of the festival. Also announced for the event are: Guillemots; Kassidy; Echo & The Bunnymen; Frank Turner; Newton Faulkner; Ed Sheeran; Eli Paperboy Reid; Anna Calvi; Admiral Fallow; Easy Star All Stars; Teddy Thomson ; Little Comets; Dry The River; MC Xander; Young Rebel Set; Birdy; Roddy Woomble; 3 Daft Monkeys; Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire; Emile Sande; Ben Howard; The Amphetameanies; Lucy Rose; Wooden Box With A Fistful Of Fivers; The Dangleberries; The Staves; The Webb Sisters; Rachel Sermanni; CW Stoneking and His Primitive Horn Orchestra; The Xcerts; Skerryvore; Saint Saviour Benjamin Francis Leftwich; James Mackenzie & The Aquascene; Cousti; King Charles; Diddums; Torridon; Iain MacLaughlin & The Outsiders; He Slept On 57; Bronto Skylift; Scooty and the Skyhooks; The Raghu Dixit Project; Giant Steps; and the Rooty Ma Toot Big Band.

Belladrum 2011 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’.

Advance adult weekend tickets whilst they remain available are £90 and include parking and camping, except for campervans and caravans which are charged £30 per vehicle. Campervan/caravan and all Saturday tickets are now sold out. As in previous years, tickets for children 12 & under are free. Online e-tickets are available from Skiddle (www.skiddle.com) and online hard tickets from The Booth (www.thebooth.co.uk), Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.co.uk), Tickets Scotland (www.tickets-scotland.com), Visit Loch Ness (www.lochness.com) , and Eventim.Tickets (www.eventim.co.uk) are also available from TicketScotland in Edinburgh, and Glasgow, Grouchos in Dundee, One-Up in Aberdeen, The Ironworks, Mania, Hootenanny’s, and Eden Court in Inverness; Off The Peg in Dingwall, Sound & Vision in Elgin, Macallans in Wick and Thurso, Morrisons Ironmongers in Beauly and Kiltarlity Post Office.


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