Uist star Julie Fowlis added to Belladrum line-up

Julie Fowlis and Seasick Steve join the Belladrum Festival 10th birthday party which takes place August 2nd and 3rd in Beauly.
Julie Fowlis and Seasick Steve join the Belladrum Festival 10th birthday party which takes place August 2nd and 3rd in Beauly.

CELTIC artist Julie Fowlis will be joining the party to celebrate the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival’s tenth anniversary this year making her first appearance at the event which takes place in Beauly, August 2nd and 3rd.

Joining Julie on the festival Saturday is legendary Californian bluesman Seasick Steve and indie rockers Pigeon Detectives.

Also confirmed for Bella 2013 are singer-songwriter Andy Burrows, former member of Razorlight; Leeds dub band Gentleman’s Dub Club; Scots indie artists Meursault, Washington Irving, PAWS and The Lafontaines, and emerging singer-songwriters Tich and Nick Mulvey.

“Seasick Steve aka Steve Wold last played Bella in 2006,” said Belladrum promoter Joe Gibbs. “The next year his career went meteoric and since then he has played the main stages of Glastonbury, V Festivals and many other major festivals. We are proud to welcome him back to the Highlands.”

Manchester indie legends James and Glasgow rock prodigies Twin Atlantic have been booked to headline along with an exciting and wide-ranging list of other acts including: The Straits - former members of Dire Straits; the British band Noisettes; stellar garage rockers The Horrors; King Charles and Scots indie artists Admiral Fallow; Rumours of Fleetwood Mac and Celtic rockers Peatbog Faeries who played the first Belladrum Festival way back in 2004.

More talent comes from acoustic-folk-hip hop artist Lucy Spraggan and emerging soul artist Jacob Banks, fresh from touring with Emile Sande; Scots folk star Dougie MacLean with folk legend Martin Carthy; Gavin James, an impressive young singer-songwriter from Ireland and Rick Redbeard of the Phantom Band.

And there’s more: pagan pop-folk all-girl trio Stealing Sheep and gentle Geordie jazzy swingy country troupe Shipcote and Friends; It’s A Beautiful Day, created during San Francisco’s 1967 ‘Summer of Love;’ folk rockers Treetop Flyers who won Glastonbury’s 2011 emerging talent competition; Scotland’s much loved Celtic rockers, The Dangleberries; Jericho Hill – three ex-punks and a cowboy playing Johnny Cash; Victorian Trout Conspiracy, great ska from Edinburgh; Scotland’s most tipped unsigned band Fatherson; local heroes Scooty and the Skyhooks, Brown Bear and the Banditsf rom Largs; Skerryvore, Feis Rois, Caledonian Ceilidh Trail and Toby Michaels Rolling Damned from the Highlands

Full weekend, Saturday, child (12 & under), campervan/caravan and electrical hook-up e-tickets can be purchased by going to the ticket link on the festival’s web site www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk