Travis and Wombats to headline Bella 2012 as tickets fly

Scots indie rockers Travis are to headline Saturday night of Belladrum 2012.
Scots indie rockers Travis are to headline Saturday night of Belladrum 2012.

SCOTS indie stars Travis are marking a Scottish festival exclusive as they headline this year’s Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (August 3rd and 4th).

Joining the Travis lads in the headline slot are Liverpool rockers The Wombats who come to the festival with a raft of hit tunes and on the back of a barnstorming performance on the main stage at last year’s RockNess.

Alongside the headliners is a stellar line-up of other acts which include: UK award-winning queen of soul Beverley Knight; Glasgow based indie rockers Frightened Rabbit in an exclusive Scottish festival appearance and making good their promise to come to Bella after having to disappoint fans last year due to touring commitments in the US; up tempo US songsmiths We Are Scientists; introspective pioneers of indie folk Slow Club and crafters of beautiful folk rock Fink.

Celtic tune’n’ngroove folk artists Treacherous Orchestra will be making a reappearance at Bella; and singer/songwriter hot tips Juan Zelada and Ryan Keen will grace the Black Isle Brewery Grassroots Stage as will be new indie tyro’s Bastille and To Kill A Thing.

Edinburgh singer/songwriter Nina Nesbitt and hip-hop duo Stanley Odd from the same city, and Glasgow three-piece Fatherson have also been recruited to the line-up.

And no Bella would be the same these days without the Border Celtic rockers The Dangleberries who are also confirmed.

Also featuring will be on-the-up Highland artistes James Mackenzie, Ian McLaughlin & The Outsiders, Whisky River Band and The Red Kites whose front-man Moteh Parrott hails from Inverness.

Having sold out each of the past three years, Belladrum fans are urged to buy their tickets now as early bird tickets have already gone and standard tickets are being snapped up at a rate well ahead of last year’s event which sold out months in advance.

And Festival director Joe Gibbs issued a pleas to buyers and sellers of unwanted tickets to use safe, ethical means of transferring their tickets. He said: “After the event has sold out in the past three years, sadly we heard of quite a number of our customers being scammed by touts.

“Our website has details of how to transfer e-tickets and printed tickets safely.”

Ticket price, outlets and parking and camping info is also available on the website.