Laughs a-plenty at Bella 2012

THIS year the Belladrum festival welcomes a new comedy session on both days of the event, brought by Scotland’s celebrate ‘The Stand Comedy Club’ which runs comedy nights in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle.

Started by enthusiasts as a hobby, the Stand has become a runaway success, and its three comedy venues are regarded as being among the best in the world.

And Bella audiences will be treated to evening and late night hilarity from the Venus Flytrap stage.

“We are delighted that The Stand is to curate comedy at Bella,” said festival promoter Joe Gibbs.

“Hold you breath and count to ten for the line-up which will be announced in a few weeks time.”

The festival also offers more late night comedy in the Co-operative Verb Garden tent.

Further music artists have been announced to play the festival. These include English experimental art rock band Sweet Billy Pilgrim whose album ‘Two Born Men’ was Mercury Prize nominated in 2009; exciting Scots indie bands The Draymin and Bwani Junction and Celtic Highland heroes Torridon.

And the craic-it-open ceilidh session on the Thursday night will feature Rhythm & Reel and The Rogues – the only Pogues tribute band in Achiltibuie – plus Davy Cowan.

The Tartan Heart Belladrum Festival takes place in the beautiful Highland surroundings of Belladrum Estate, near Beauly in Inverness-shire on August 3rd and 4th.

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