XpoNorth Seedlings Stage line-up announced for Belladrum 2019

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Wuh Oh and The Roov head up new additions on the line-up for XpoNorth curated Tartan Heart Festival

Belladrum is an excellent platform for the acts we support to reach new audiences and develop their profile, and we’re delighted to continue our long- standing partnership with one of the best festivals in the country. This year’s line-up looks fantastic, and we’re excited to be presenting such a diverse range of talent to the Belladrum audiences from this year’s XpoNorth.

Alex Smith, XpoNorth Project Manager

Wuh Oh has been whipping up a storm that has earned the Glasgow producer over 300000 listens on Spotify with what podcast described as “a sun-kissed pop odyssey” in ‘Stay Tuned’. Singer-songwriter Aaron Smith quotes Chris Martin, Billie Eilish, Khalid and Bon Iver as his influences he has spent several months in artist development with Lewis Capaldi’s manager Scott Kirkwood.

Flying the flag for the flag for the local scene will be The Roov who return to the stage that they opened last year. Their recent release ‘Vanilla’ is far from the blandness that may be associated with the title, instead a summery ditty with more than a dash of Prince. If you cant wait till Belladrum you can catch them on the 21st of July at Proudness.

The Dihydro , aka Thomas Newell and Jamie Douglas, are purveyors of “Dirty Two Piece Grunge”, they are relatively new on the scene the band having started gigging early in 2019. You can find out more about the band here.

The Dihydro at Tooth Claw March 2019 50 - XpoNorth Seedlings Stage line-up announced  for Belladrum 2019
The Dihydro at Tooth & Claw March 2019

LIIMO make an unsurprising appearance at the festival, having joined Tamzene on the “Belladrum on the Road” tour earlier this year. Solareye‘s inclusion will be much anticipated (our interview with him back in 2014 is still one of our favourites), with the Stanley Odd frontman is as relevant and refreshing as ever.

Also on the bill are;

Walt Disco





Swim School

The Novacs

Broken Chanter

Mark McGowan

Conchur White

Hannah Slavin

Freak Wave




Scarlett Randle



Ivy Flindt

The stage will also host special late night performances for recently reformed ,and fresh from opening for The Proclaimers, Astrid as well as the local legends that are Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders.

We are delighted to be partnering with XpoNorth to programme our emerging artist stage at Belladrum again this year. Over the years this stage has provided an opportunity to see some of the best new acts in the country at the early stages of their career before watching them break out and move their way up festival bills across the UK and further afield.

Joe Gibbs Belladrum Festival

Belladrum, will be held on Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd August 2019.

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Read our review of XpoNorth 2019 below;

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Chris Lemon
Chris Lemon
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.If you want get in touch you can contact me direct at invernessgigs@gmail.com