BBC ALBA will screen a host of acclaimed Scottish and international acts as the channel provides exclusive coverage of Scotland’s celebrated music festival, Belladrum Tartan Heart.
Belladrum is a three day event and more than 15,000 fans will descend on the picturesque site by Beauly, Inverness-shire, to see the festival’s eclectic mix of acts including the Garden Stage headliners: Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers and The Proclaimers.
Fiona MacKenzie and Niall Iain MacDonald host three special live shows - Belladrum 2015: Cridhe Tartan on BBC ALBA from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th August and will be bringing exclusive interviews and all the best coverage and highlights from Belladrum’s Garden Stage and Grassroots Stage.
Among the acts leading Thursday’s coverage will be Scotland’s most famous twin brothers, Charlie and Craig Reid, better known as the seminal band The Proclaimers.
There will undoubtedly be some singalongs to hits such as I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) and Letter from America whilst festival goers will be hoping the Sunshine on Leith extends further north to Beauly for this anticipated set.
Friday’s schedule includes a headlining performance from another iconic band, Manic Street Preachers.
In a career spanning almost thirty years, the Welsh outfit continue to challenge and excite, with a range of releases including last year’s album Futurology demonstrating that members James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire and Sean Moore still possess the ability to produce critically acclaimed music whilst maintaining widespread popular appeal.
The three-day festival is topped off on Saturday by indie rockers, Kaiser Chiefs. Since 2003, the Leeds band has recorded a slew of hit records including singles Ruby, Never Miss A Beat and I Predict A Riot.
The band is currently working on their sixth studio album, from which they released the single Falling Awake earlier this year.
In addition to the headliners, other great acts scheduled to perform for viewers across the event include Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Stranglers, Eddi Reader, Idlewild, Hayseed Dixie, Have Mercy Las Vegas and Bite Night to name but a few.
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Pictured are presenters Fiona MacKenzie and Niall Iain MacDonald.