Bella line-up adds a mystery Special Guest...

the south
the south

THE South – formerly known as The Beautiful South – have been added to the line-up for the ninth Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (August 3rd and 4th).

Comprising two lead singers from the original band – Dave Hemingway and Ali Wheeler – plus other original members, The South will delight Bella’s main stage audience with sensational hits such as ‘Song For Whoever’; ‘Perfect Ten’; ‘Rotterdam’; ‘Don’t Marry Her’; ‘You Keep It All In’; ‘Old Red Eyes Is Back’ and many others.

Returning to Bella on the Hothouse Stage line-up on Friday is Northern Ireland’s incredible Foy Vance, who has been hand-picked by Ed Sheeran to tour with him this year.

And a Mystery Special Guest has been added to the main stage line-up on the Friday evening.

“The identity of this artist will not be revealed until they appear on the Garden Stage at 18.30pm on Friday, August 3rd,” said festival promoter Joe Gibbs. “But – and here’s a hint – judging by their previous receptions at Bella, they’re going to be a popular choice.”

Other names to be playing the 2012 festival include Scots Indie stars Travis, Liverpool rockers The Wombats, UK queen of soul Beverley Knight and Glasgow-based Frightened Rabbit amongst a plethora of others.

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And in response to popular demand, Belladrum has printed a new batch of tickets for availability through high street agents.

From tomorrow (Friday, June 1st), hard tickets are back on sale from the following agents: Inverness – Eden Court, the Ironworks, Mania and Hootananny’s; Dingwall – Sweet Treats; Elgin – Sight and Sound; Aberdeen – One up; Beauly – Morrisons; Kilarlity – Post Office; Edinburgh and Glasgow – Tickets Scotland.