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Belladrum Tartan Heart is quite simply, the friendliest, wackiest, most inclusive festival in Scotland! Homegrown in the Highlands, this is Scotland's best festival of music and performing arts for all ages!
Please visit www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk/ for more information.
Chic featuring Nile Rodgers
Chic are an American disco and R&B band that were founded in 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards. The group, still fronted by Rodgers, are best known for hit songs including Le Freak, Dance Dance Dance, I Want Your Love, Good Times - the latter of which provided the bedrock of The Sugarhill Gang's A Rapper's Delight, the first multiple-platinum Hip Hop single. The group regard themselves as a rock band for the disco movement 'that made good on hippie peace, love and freedom'. In October 2012, Chic were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the seventh time. Nile Rodgers, whose 1958 Fender Stratocaster has played on an estimated $2bn worth of hit music, also has numerous producer credits to his name - including Let's Dance, David Bowie's biggest-selling album, and Madonna's blockbuster album Like a Virgin, plus records by Sister Sledge, Duran Duran and Diana Ross. In March 2013, Rodgers was profiled in the highly rated BBC4 documentary special, Nile Rodgers: The Hitmaker.
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A soul singer, songwriter, and pianist from Aberdeen whose treacle on gravel voice has made her hotly sought after as a collaborator by such artists as Chipmunk and Wiley. Smart, sussed, talented, entrepreneurial, shiningly engaging in the flesh, utterly transfixing on stage and unforgettable in her words and melodies, Emeli Sande is the epitome of the brilliant modern artist.
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The brainchild of Brighton born singer/songwriter Mike Rosenberg. Formerly a five-piece band, Passenger has now pared back to basics, quite literally bringing music to the streets on a series of lengthy busking journeys across Australia, America and the United Kingdom. A classic journeyman musician, cut from the same mould as Van Morrison, Neil Young and John Prine, Passenger has the unique ability to move from the humorous to heartbreaking with every song.
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Nineties Brit-Pop group Shed Seven who, fronted by the unmistakable vocals of Rick Witter, brought us hits such as Going For Gold, Chasing Rainbows and Getting Better. Shed Seven formed in York in 1990, out of the ashes of Brockley Haven, they were one of the groups which contributed to the Britpop music scene of the 1990s, but they never received the degree of mainstream success achieved by the likes of Oasis and Blur. The band officially split up in 2003 but reformed in 2007 for a greatest hits tour, and have since continued to play shows around Britain periodically.
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Stiff Little Fingers
Original 70s punks from Belfast still fronted by the iconic Jake Burns - and fave band of former England defender Stuart Pearce. Unlike many of the genre, SLF's music combines lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and delivery that rings of honesty and commitment.
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Tide Lines are a four piece band from Scotland who are heavily influenced by the traditional music of the West Highlands and Islands, but whose highly eclectic sound is driven by acoustic and electric guitars, with drums and keyboards. Their sound is a combination of Celtic soul, folk philosophy and big guitars with the voice of a Gaelic angel in singer and chief songwriter Robert Robertson.
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The Magic Numbers
The Magic Numbers are a UK-based four-piece comprising two pairs of brothers and sisters (Romeo and Michele Stodart, Sean and Angela Gannon) who are known for their unique harmonies, melodic hooks, songwriting craftsmanship and their timeless sound. The band quickly shot to media attention after selling out London’s Kentish Town Forum solely on the strength of their loyal following, before the release of their self-titled 2005 debut album. This record was subsequently nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. 2018 saw the release of their fifth album 'Outsiders' and the band continue to perform magical live shows.
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Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5
Colonel Mustard & the Dijons are the shiny disco ball helmet wearing, ultimate genre hopping, twisted festival, live stage machine that put the emphasis on music, laughter and entertaining. Like a Dean Martin and Kenny Rogers hybrid with DNA of Bob Marley and Neil Diamond on mushrooms! Their live show has included laughter, yoga, Justin Bieber exorcisms, gaffa taped crowd surfing, mass group hugs, dance offs, creating beats by getting the crowd high 5ing, sing alongs about dancing in gay discos and being heart broken by ginger people, Mexican boings (like a Mexican wave but getting the crowd to say boing from one side to other) partial nudity and cattle stampede. Their music is a party at its most outrageous, ridiculous and joyous and you’re on a VIP list!
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Ibibio Sound Machine
Fronted by London-born Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West-African funk and disco and modern post-punk and electro. Weird and wonderful folk stories, recounted to Eno by her family as a child in her mother's Ibibio tongue, form the creative fabric from which the band's unique musical tapestry is woven. Evocative Nigerian poetic imagery set against an edgy Afro-Electro soundscape by producers Max Grunhard, Leon Brichard and Benji Bouton give the band a unique space within the current wave of modern Afrocentric sounds sweeping across the globe.
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Manran have quite literally rocketed to the top of the Scottish music scene with their powerful combination of Gaelic/English songs underpinned by driving Accordion, Fiddle, Flute and a backline of drum and bass to make any mouth water. Manran are also the only band to host Highland and Uilleann pipes together in one line up to create a sound like no other.
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Kyle Falconer is a Scottish musician, best known as the lead vocalist of The View.
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Billie Marten is a young and talented modern folk singer-songwriter from Rippon, North Yorkshire. She has been making music since she was nine and was first discovered when her mother put a video of her singing on YouTube, so her grandparents could watch it in France. Although intended for them, it went on to receive hundreds of thousands of hits! She has received BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music airplay and has toured with fellow folky singer Lucy Rose.
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I See Rivers
I See Rivers creates an organic musical landscape they’ve dubbed ”Float Folk”. With memorable melodies and untraditional harmonies their soundscape can be associated with artists such as Fleet Foxes, Sufjan Stevens and Feist.
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An 11-piece band of pipes, drums and guitars. They add bagpipe influences into 'rock' music with a unique blend of vocals, drums and guitars. The band plays their own rousing material, as well as some covers, such as Katy Perry - Hot N Cold, Paolo Nutini - New Shoes and Bob Marley meets Scouting for Girls in their unique version of 'Nae Wumin / Nae Greet'.
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Esperanza is a nine-piece ska collective from Glasgow famed for live shows where their infectious rhythm has the crowd involuntarily jumping in time. In hectic years of gigging around Scotland, they have honed and perfected a high-tempo set, combining superb self-penned songs with a selection of ska classics, so that there isn't an ounce of fat left on it.
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Great Scots tunes and songs from these Inverness musicians.
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Journey North are a 5 piece celtic rock band based in Perthshire, Tayside and Fife which boasts quite a mix of musical backgrounds from world class pipe bands (Fife Police & Simon Fraser University) to rock and blues and all points in between. Their performances feature original self written material, acoustic folk songs, electric rock tracks, and traditional pipe sets. They guarantee that hands will be clapped, feet will be stomped.
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The Kinaris Quintet, Rythmnreel, Calum Macphail Trio, Fun Box, The Roov, Tweed
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