World-renowned artists, iconic comebacks, and fresh talents grace Belladrum’s milestone.
As the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival gears up for its 20th-anniversary celebration, the stage is set for an unforgettable musical extravaganza. Headlining the event is the chart-topping sensation, James Arthur, a streaming giant with over 38 million monthly listeners on Spotify. His track ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ dominated the UK charts in 2016, earning him a rare RIAA Diamond Single certification earlier this year.
Joining the star-studded lineup of the previously announced; Deacon Blue, the iconic Sugababes, the ever-elegant Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and the beloved Teenage Fanclub are Ocean Colour Scene. The enduring Britpop success, returns to Belladrum, along with the debut of singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, showcasing his strength and versatility over his five albums.
Embracing the festival, the venerable Kate Rusby, celebrating over 30 years of touring and her 50th birthday year, makes her first appearance at Bella. The festival also introduces singer-songwriter Calum Bowie, master musician N’Famady Kouyate, and London and Cornwall’s Lily Lyons.
Local talents, including The Joshua Hotel and Forgetting the Future, join Scotland’s premier tribal band Clann An Drumma, emerging act Low Light Listening Lounge, and late-night Grassroots sets by Mcleetwood and Macfloyd.
‘We are delighted to announce the next wave of artists joining us at Bella’s big 20th anniversary celebrations next summer. James Arthur sold out his entire UK arena tour in a week and we look forward to welcoming him to the Highlands for the very first time. It is also wonderful to bring back previous Bella headliners Ocean Colour Scene to the festival having delivered one of our most popular headline sets ever. We can’t wait to welcome all our Bella family to what is going to be a very special weekend!’