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Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival release plans for 3 day virtual festival.

The depths of COVID winter 2020, calls for a bit of Belladrum magic. “A Very… Bella Christmas” brings a little cheer with a Bella Crimbo combo including, live music, storytelling, magic, family shows, a quiz and a Gaelic Panto.

An eclectic musical line-up includes Torridon (of course), Project Smok, Calum & Sean (from Ho-ro), the Bella Carol Singers and Andy Duncan who has lead the campfire singalong at the Bella Bar, closing this stage for the past few years at the festival. Also joining the mix will be a Gaelic Panto in association with Feisean nan Gaidheal, Fun Box, interactive quiz and a Belladrum Christmas Bedtime Story read by hosts of the summer event, Jamie MacDonald and Nicola McAlley.

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Torridon at The Gathering 2019

A family activity pack is also available to download from the 14th of December ,via the Belladrum website, which includes a variety of activities and goodies

‘We are delighted to be bringing some festive cheer to our wonderful Bella audience this winter with the support of Event Scotland. 2020 has been an extremely difficult and challenging year for the whole world and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to Bella next summer and creating more magical memories together.’ Dougie Brown, Event Producer.

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‘A very.. Bella Christmas’ compliments the release of the festival’s charity single inspired 12 Days of Christmas re-written by Hamish Macdonald and featuring, Julie Fowlis, Gary Innis, Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, Torridon, The Dangleberries, Rhythmnreel and James Mackenzie. The 2nd track features a version of Silent Night by pupils from Bella’s local primary schools Tomnacross. You can purchase the single (along with a pile of other Christmas goodies) at the Belladrum shop.

Belladrum returns in 2021 with Nile Rodgers & Chic and Emeli Sande joined by Van Morrison for the Tartan Heart Festival in 2021.

A Very Bella Christmas runs from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th December across their social channels.

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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

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