Van Morrison, Emeli Sande and The Fratellis to headline as line-up for Belladrum 2021 is revealed

Van Morrison, Nile Rodgers & Chic and Emeli Sande will headline next year's Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.

Also on the bill are Edinburgh indie legends Goodbye Mr Mackenzie, Scots rockers The Fratellis and Brighton-based troubadour Passenger (aka Mike Rosenberg).

This year's festival, due to be held from 30 July to 1 August, was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Now, event producer Dougie Brown has confirmed they have secured 100% of the acts booked to appear this year for 2021.

Music legend Van Morrison will headline Belladrum in 2021.

"We were absolutely devastated when we had to cancel Bella this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but are delighted that we have been able to re-book such an incredible line up of artists to appear at our delayed 17th outing next summer,” said Brown.

“Securing another icon with Van Morrison as our final headliner is the icing on the cake.

“We’re also delighted to announce Scottish indie rock band, The Fratellis, will make their Belladrum debut.”

Other bands debuting at the festival taking place at Belladrum Estate near Beauly, Inverness-shire from July 29-31, 2021, include Belfast punk rockers Stiff Little Fingers and Highland folk-pop-rock foursome Tide Lines.

“The line up feels like a return to the acts our core audience really enjoy,” said Brown.

“We cannot wait to welcome everyone back to what is sure to be the biggest party in Belladrum history next summer.

“Tickets for the festival are sold out but on the first of every month, or as close to it as we can get, there will be re-sale of any tickets returned on skiddle.com.”

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, which prides itself on being a family-friendly event, won a VisitScotland Thistle Award in 2009 and is a past winner of the Grassroots Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards.

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