Belladrum have announced that both Echo and the Bunnymen and Frightened Rabbit have been added to the bill for this year’s festival. Lets just hope Ian McCulloch is less grumpy than his previous Belladrum gig,  and a lot less feisty than he was during his Loopallu stay.

The Line-up has been given increased strength in depth with the addition of MC Xander, Young Rebbel Set, Anna Calvi, The Staves, “chart sensation” Birdy,Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire, Ed Sheeran,Wooden Box With A Fistful Of Fivers, The Amphetameanies and 3 Daft Monkeys.

cora at bella thumb - 2nd 2011 Belladrum Announcement with added Bands
Teddy Thompson, who was very keen on playing Bella, has also been added to the bill. Also named are Torridon, The Dangleberries, Emile Sande, Lucy Rose, Rooty Ma Toot Big Band and local act Iain McLaughlin and the Outsiders.

Square Wheels Potting Shed sees Jerry Harmon, Dave Sharp, Catford, The Wellgreen, Jason Ringenberg, Rise and Doug, Matt Urmy, Dumb Instrument, Adriana Spina, Charlie Roth, Gerry Jablonski and the Electric Band.

Advance adult weekend tickets are £90. They include parking and camping, except for campervans and caravans which will be charged £30 per vehicle.. As in previous years, tickets for children 12 & under are free. Online e-tickets are available from Skiddle ( and online hard tickets from The Booth (, Ticketmaster (, Tickets Scotland (, Visit Loch Ness ( , and Eventim.Tickets ( are also available from TicketScotland in Edinburgh, and Glasgow, Ripping in Edinburgh, Grouchos in Dundee, One-Up in Aberdeen, The Ironworks, Mania, Hootenanny’s, HMV and Eden Court in Inverness; Off The Peg in Dingwall, Sound & Vision in Elgin, Macallans in Wick and Thurso, Morrisons Ironmongers in Beauly and Kiltarlity Post Office.



Previous articleThe Whisky River Band Interview
Next articleRockness Comedy line-up announced
A lifelong passion for music matched with a geeky fascination for social media and websites resulted in the creation of Inverness Gigs back in 2010. The aim of the site is to help promote, support and generally raise awareness of the local music scene.In fairness fifteen years of being a psychiatric nurse never prepared me for the experiences that we have had over the last few years and the evolution of Inverness Gigs has certainly been a steep learning curve.I currently write (less and less), edit and co-ordinate most of the Inverness Gigs activities.Occasionally seen on Twitter, and  LinkedIn, if you want get in touch you can contact me direct at