Belladrum Tartan Heart FestivalWritten by admin on July 16th, 2012
Tickets to Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival have sold out for a fourth year running weeks before the event is due to take place at Beauly, Inverness-shire on 3rd and 4th August. Other than upgrades, no further tickets to the ninth edition of the festival of any type are available, including child 12 & under tickets. Upgrade tickets from Saturday to Weekend (£30*) and from Campervan/Caravan to Campervan/Caravan Electrical Hook-up (£80*) are still available from www.skiddle.com
“We are really delighted that, in what has been a tough year for live music sales across the UK against a background of astringent economic recession, Belladrum has sold out in advance yet again,” said festival promoter Joe Gibbs. “That we have is a tribute to the loyal audience who have supported us in gradually increasing numbers over the years, to the very talented artists that have provided music and performing arts to the event throughout its history, and to the amazing team of people who work on the festival and make it all happen each August. Bonnets off to you, one and all.”
Bella fans wanting to buy or sell printed tickets to Belladrum on the secondary market this year are being urged to avoid scammers on social networking and e-commerce sites by using an honest broker exchange set up by the Association of Independent Festivals, of which Bella is a member. Tickets may be sold at face value and bought with a 10% booking fee and postage costs from The Ticket Trust http://www.thetickettrust.com/ This is the only method of dealing in secondary tickets that the festival endorses. E-tickets should only be bought and sold via www.skiddle.com.
This year’s theme at the festival is ‘royalty’ and as usual, thousands of audience members are expected to come in fancy dress. The 15000 capacity event takes place in the beautiful Highland surroundings of Belladrum Estate, near Beauly in Inverness-shire. The independent festival has built a reputation for its eclectic line-ups, its off beat non-musical entertainments and its all-ages approach. The festival won a VisitScotland Thistle Award in 2009 and is a past winner of the Grassroots Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards, the festival industry’s ‘oscars’.
A Mystery Special Guest has been added to the main stage line up on the Friday evening “The identity of this artist will not be revealed until they appear on the Garden Stage at 1830 on Friday 3rd August,” said Joe Gibbs. “But – and here’s a hint – judging by their previous receptions at Bella, they’re going to be a popular choice.”