Willie to play Belladrum

Willie to play Belladrum
Willie to play Belladrum

FOLLOWING his BBC2 documentary ‘An Estate Care and a PA’, the Belladrum Festival team are delighted to confirm that Lewis songster Willie Campbell and his collective The Open Day Rotation have been added to the line up on Belladrum Saturday (August 4th).

Former frontman of Astrid and member of The Reindeer Section, Willie Campbell unveiled his incredible new album ‘toxic good toxic bad’ earlier this month.

Also announced at the acts selected for the Belladrum goNORTH Seedlings Stage – which include another island talent, Miss Irenie Rose.

“We are excited to be continuing our long standing relationship with Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in 2012,” said goNORTH Director for Music Shaun Arnold.

“Belladrum has developed into one of the key festivals on the Scottish calendar, and has become firmly established as an important platform for connecting new artists with a broad and passionate audience.”

Belladrum Festival Booker Joe Gibbs added: “We’re really delighted with the strength of the unsigned line-up at Bella this year.

“Most of these artists are to be found in the goNORTH Seedlings Stage which has become a mecca for people seeking the next wave of music talent coming from the Highlands and wider Scotland.”

Acts joining Miss Irenie Rose on this year’s goNORTH Seedlings Stage are: Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward and Fisher; Brown Bear & The Bandits; Chasing Owls; Chris Devotion & The Expectations; City In Surveillance; Donald MacDonald & The Islands; Finding Albert; Graham Brown; Last Summer Effect; Megan Blyth; Olympic Swimmers; Oskar Empire; Rae Morris; ROADWAY; Stanley Odd; Team Kapowski; The Machine Room; The Maginot Band; This Silent Forest; Toby Michaels Rolling Damned.

The Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2012 takes place in the beautiful Highland surroundings of Belladrum Estate nearly Beauly, Inverness-shire, on Friday and Saturday, August 3rd and 4th.

The festival has sold out each of the past three years. Advance adult weekend tickets are £95 and Saturday tickets are £65. They include parking and camping, campervand and caravan tickets are now sold out.

As in previous years, tickets for children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit the Belladrum website: www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk