Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2019: Jess Glynne, CHVRCHES, Elbow, Tom Odell, Lewis Capaldi, Glasvegas, Richard Thompson, The Selecter, Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5, Skerryvore & more
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!
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Jess Glynne is a British singer-songwriter, perhaps best known for featuring on Clean Bandit's 2014 single "Rather Be"; which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and Irish Singles Chart and became the soundtrack to everything from supermarket commercials to sporting events.
Since then her solo career has gone from strength to strength, with a further four number one singles in collaboration with other artists and three number ones singles in her own right as a solo artist. She also scored the three times platinum selling number one album 'I Cry When I Laugh'. Her success continued with 2018's follow-up 'Always In Between', going straight to number one on its week of release.
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CHVRCHES are Iain Cook, Martin Doherty and Lauren Mayberry - three distinct individuals bearing three distinct personalities on a consummate whole. Combining indie sensibilities and aesthetics with barbed pop hooks and and an unhealthy obsession with Prince, CHVRCHES take elements of classic electronica, hip hop and post-punk, and yet sound like none of the above. Their blend of classic and modern analogue synthesisers, bruised beats and crude vocal sampling, has earned them critical praise and commercial success with three UK top 10 albums.
CHVRCHES tour dates
The Brit Award winning melancholic and emotional guitar-based band from Manchester, full of romantic realism and epic stadium anthems. Guy Garvey and the boys became the soundtrack to almost every major sporting event, fireworks display or emotional 'journey' on television with their symphonic powerful anthem 'One Day Like This' (plus they recorded 'First Steps' as the BBC theme for the 2012 London Olympics). Their impressive back catalogue includes 6 UK top 10 albums, with 2014's 'The Take Off And Landing Of Everything' and 2017's 'Little Fictions' both reaching the number 1 position.
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Winner of the 2013 Brits Critics's Choice award, London born Tom started out as a classically trained pianist, before turning his hand to more contemporary material. Growing up, he found himself influenced by classic piano singer-songwriters Elton John and Billy Joel, along with the blues, folk and rock sounds of Tom Waits, Dylan and Springsteen. The end result is a powerful and emotional pianist and performer, following in the footsteps of Ed Harcourt with subtle hints of Jeff Buckley.
Tom Odell tour dates
Lewis Capaldi grew up in the small town of Bathgate, outside of Glasgow. He picked up the guitar at aged 9 and started writing songs shortly after. By the age of just 12, he began sneaking into pubs around Glasgow, honing his craft playing impromptu sets anywhere he could find an audience. 2019 will see the release of his long-awaited debut album 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent'.
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The Mercury-nominated Scottish indie rockers formed in early 2006. Championed by music industry mogul Alan McGee, the band consists of James Allan (vocals), Rab Allan (lead guitar), Paul Donoghue (bass guitar) and Jonna Löfgren (drums).
Glasvegas tour dates
Former member of Fairport Convention and one of England's most respected singer/songwriters whose live performances are enjoyed across the world, and whose new material is on a par with the classics he wrote decades ago. Being described as 'the English Bob Dylan' is a fair comparison, only Richard is a good few years younger!
Richard Thompson tour dates
Formed in Coventry in 1979 The Selecter spearheaded the 2-tone movement along with The Specials and Madness. Fronted by Pauline Black, they first hit the airwaves with 'On My Radio', followed by countless other hit singles. Mixing punk, ska and reggae, their debut album 'Too Much Pressure' successfully reflected the social and political issues of the early Thatcher years in Britain and gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide.
The band split at the height of their popularity in 1981 but are now reformed and touring again with original lead singers Pauline Black and Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson.
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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!
Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5 tour dates
Blazing bagpipes, fiddle and accordions, electrically fused with funky rhythms and soul-gripping songs, Skerryvore are an award winning Scottish band creating a ‘Trad-rock’ fusion for the 21st Century.
Skerryvore tour dates
If anyone ever doubted the ability of music to re-route people's lives, a page from the formative days of CoCo and the Butterfields will soon turn that around.
It's 2012 in the town of Canterbury, where Tom Twyman has a plane ticket in his hand, for the journey to the new life he's mapped out for himself in Australia. Dulcima Showan, meanwhile, has just left sixth form college and is all set for art school in Dublin. Neither of them ever makes it, because by now they're in the early stages of a band that has other plans for them.
CoCo and the Butterfields have been on a steady and unmistakable upward incline since then, developing an enviable reputation for their exhilarating live shows as their inclusive, acoustic-based sound has ripened to maturity. During the ride, they've played to enthusiastic audiences all over the UK and Europe, both at their own gigs and countless festivals, as well as headlining at London's 02 Academy. They also signed a prestigious 2016 publishing deal with peermusic.
For all its elements of folk and Americana, this is admirably unconventional modern pop, and it's reached new levels of sophistication on their Monsters EP.
Coco And The Butterfields tour dates
Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Cornwall-based singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. As a young child, Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing folk songs, and play folk tunes on his melodeon. Having caught the bug, Sam has dedicated his life to rediscovering and renewing the sounds of his Gaelic heritage, and creating exciting new music that transcends the boundaries of traditional and popular music.
Already known for touring as a trio with Jamie Francis (banjo) and Evan Carson (percussion), Sam now also has a six-piece band; The Lost Boys, to help his songs reach their full potential. Joining Sam, Jamie and Evan are Ciaran on fiddle and guitar, Graham on cello, and the exceptional Toby Shaer (John McCusker band, Heidi Talbot band) on flutes, whistles, and cittern. Expect to hear haunting harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, all led by Sam´s expert vocals. You´ll be sure to leave a gig with your feet tapping and face beaming!
Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys tour dates
Harps and harmonies from this all female Scottish folk band featuring Mary McMaster, Patsy Seddon, Eilidh Shaw, Sally Barker, and Mairearad Green. Tunes from Scotland and beyond featuring two harps, fiddle, piano accordion and guitar. Electro-harpist Mary McMaster also featured on Sting's album "On A Winter's Night" and toured with the show in Europe and the United States in 2010.
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Rocking the folk world with an exhilarating performance packed with energy, passion, pride and fiery sounds.
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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'.
The Dangleberries tour dates
Introducing Bombskare, Scotland's 9 man ska juggernaut, who have been tearing up stages the length and breadth of the British Isles. Reaching zero to sixty skanking miles an hour in the space of three chords, they are tighter than Fort Knox. Their trademark, breakneck ska rhythms and lush, 3 part harmonies work together with choppy guitar sounds and an explosive horn section to truly blow the audience away. The band's expertise and sense of fun makes every performance truly memorable!
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Tom McGuire & The Brassholes are an eclectic, modern-soul-funk, eight piece band from Glasgow, headed by keen skater, lumberjack-attired soul bearer, Tom McGuire. The funky collective of 'killer animals from hell', consists of a colourful, hilarious bunch of wonderfully talented, animated young men.
The band deliver great variety and include everything from a humble Polish saxophonist, a reserved introvert piano pounder, someone who claims to be the self confessed 'sex appeal of the band' and two English horn blowing northerners amongst others!
Tom McGuire & The Brassholes tour dates
The noisiest, most irreverent heavy metal folk group in the north of Scotland.
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Lional are an indie/alternative pop band from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland. Lional were included in Vic Galloway's 25 bands to watch in 2016 and Jim Gellatly's 10 picks for 2016 in The Scottish Sun. The band also saw no less than 3 of their songs in the top 20 of The Herald Scotland's top 100 Scottish songs of 2015 with single 'Season of Salt' being the highest entry at number 11. The band spent most of 2017 writing and have recorded new material with Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley producer Colin Elliot.
Lional tour dates
David Bowie is an enigma. Always puzzling, always weird, sometimes ironic. To serve justice in parody to such an artist and performer would indeed be a major triumph. The fact that 'The Sensational David Bowie Tribute Band' appears to do so with unnerving ease seems downright impertinent, perhaps a shade apocryphal. But sample the work of this collection of Bowiephiles and you will be left in no doubt about the power of the sound and the hypnotic quality of the performance.
The Sensational David Bowie Tribute Band tour dates
Scotland's No 1 tribute to Pink Floyd with an eight-piece line-up that needs to be seen to be believed. Playing a varied mix of Floyd classics, which includes material from Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish you Were Here, The Wall and The Division Bell albums.
'A must see for any fan, MacFloyd are a real treat for both the eyes and ears' (Three Weeks magazine).
Mac Floyd tour dates
This Perth band bring offer a unique exuberance and take on classic Country and indie Americana.
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Gleadhraich is a 4 piece band from Dundee, Scotland. Gleadhraich formed in 2010 as students at Carnoustie High School. Since then the band have performed at some major events and festivals playing on bills alongside Dougie Mclean, Jai McDowall, Elaine C Smith, Skerryvore, Donnie Munro, Twin Atlantic.
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