Belladrum 2024: Twin Atlantic, The Shires, King Creosote and more join 20th anniversary lineup

Twin Atlantic and Nathan Evans have joined the lineup for Belladrum 2024 alongside the likes of Sophie Ellis Bextor. Twin Atlantic and Nathan Evans have joined the lineup for Belladrum 2024 alongside the likes of Sophie Ellis Bextor.
Twin Atlantic and Nathan Evans have joined the lineup for Belladrum 2024 alongside the likes of Sophie Ellis Bextor. | Getty Images / Canva
Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic have joined the 2024 Belladrum festival line-up alongside others such as King Creosote, Hamish Hawk, The Shires and Toyah & Robert.

Several Scottish acts are among new additions to the Belladrum 2024 line-up as the festival prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Scottish groups such as Twin Atlantic and Lucia & The Best Boys have joined the Tartan Heart Festival line-up, alongside the likes of King Creosote, The Shires and Toyah & Robert.

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The announcement comes as the Highland festival gears up for a bumper year of performances including Sophie Ellis Bextor, Deacon Blue, Sugababes, Ocean Colour Scene and more.

The family-friendly festival has been on the go since 2004 – despite some Covid interruptions – and is known for its eclectic line-up and entertainment.

For those heading to Belladrum, or attempting to secure tickets, here is everything you need to know about the 2024 Tartan Heart Festival.

When is Belladrum 2024?

The 2024 Tartan Heart Festival will run from Thursday, July 25 until Saturday, July 27.

Belladrum 2024 lineup

The first wave of announcements for the 2024 Belladrum lineup included acts such as Deacon Blue, the Sugababes, Callum Beattie and Teenage Fanclub as well as Sophie Ellis Bextor, whose hit Murder On The Dancefloor returned to the charts this year after an appearance in 2023 film Saltburn.

New acts to join Belladrum's 20th anniversary line up include the likes of singer-songwriter James Arthur, Ocean Colour Scene, and Jake Bugg with Bill Bailey set to become the first comedian to perform on the main stage.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor is among the first wave of Belladrum performers to be confirmed for 2024. Image: GettySophie Ellis-Bextor is among the first wave of Belladrum performers to be confirmed for 2024. Image: Getty
Sophie Ellis-Bextor is among the first wave of Belladrum performers to be confirmed for 2024. Image: Getty | Getty Images for Getty Images fo

The latest wave of announcements includes King Creosote - who released his first album in seven years last November - country stars The Shires, Edinburgh singer-songwriter Hamish Hawk, rock legends Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp and TikTok star Nathan Evans.

Here is the full Belladrum 2024 lineup so far:

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  • Ben Ottewell (of Gomez)
  • Bill Bailey
  • Brutus Gold’s Love Train
  • Cala
  • Callum Beattie
  • Calum Bowie
  • Calum Campbell
  • Calum Macphail
  • Clann An Drumma
  • Colonel Mustard & the Dijon Five
  • Croft No. 5
  • Deacon Blue
  • Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail
  • Fiddle Forte
  • Forgetting the Future
  • Goodall
  • Hamish Hawk
  • High Fade
  • High Fade
  • Jake Bugg
  • James Arthur
  • Jamie Lawson
  • Kate Rusby
  • Kenna Ross
  • King Creosote
  • Lily Lyons
  • Love featuring Johnny Echols
  • Low Light Listening Lounge
  • Lucia & The Best Boys
  • Lucy Spraggan
  • MacFloyd
  • Mary Jean Lewis
  • McFleetwood
  • Morganway
  • Murdo Mitchell
  • My Darling Clementine
  • N'Famady Kouyate
  • Nathan Evans
  • Niall McCabe
  • Niteworks
  • NoGoodBoyo
  • Ocean Colour Scene
  • Phil Lee - The Mighty King of Love
  • Philip Jon Taylor
  • Phillip Jon Taylor
  • PorkPieJoe
  • Redolent
  • Rhythmnreel
  • Roseanne Reid
  • Rosie H Sullivan
  • Samba Sene & Diwan
  • Scooty & The Skyhooks
  • Siights
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  • Sugababes
  • Talisk
  • Tartan Paint
  • Teenage Fanclub
  • The Counterfeit Beatles
  • The Countess of Fife
  • The Dangleberries
  • The Futureheads
  • The Joshua Hotel
  • The Laurettes
  • The Shires
  • The Tumbling Souls
  • The Vaselines
  • Torridon
  • Toyah & Robert
  • Trail West
  • Twin Atlantic

Previous acts to perform at Belladrum include Travis, Sigrid, Sam Ryder, Bastille, Kiefer Sutherland, Peat & Diesel and more.

In addition, Mary Jean Lewis -the daughter of Linda Gail Lewis who headlined the first ever Tartan Heart Festival - will take to the stage during Belladrum's 20th anniversary celebrations.

Belladrum 2024 tickets

Tickets for Belladrum 2024 are currently on sale - with many already sold out. Weekend, day, child, Club Clan Bella and caravan/campervan tickets are on offer alongside the return of the festival's payment plan, so attendees can split the cost of weekend tickets over 10 months.

Ticket prices:

  • Weekend Tickets with camping included - £198.00 (including fees)
  • Weekend Child with camping included (Ages 0 - 12) - £13.20 (including fees)
  • Friday & Saturday Ticket with camping included - £151.80 (including fees)
  • Saturday Ticket with camping included - £108.90 (including fees)

Organisers recommend that those interested in attending sign up by email to receive the latest updates and news on the event.

Where is Belladrum?

Twilight at Belladrum near Inverness. Image: Paul CampbellTwilight at Belladrum near Inverness. Image: Paul Campbell
Twilight at Belladrum near Inverness. Image: Paul Campbell

Each year music fans flock to Belladrum Estate, Kiltarlity just 5 miles away from Beauly and 10 miles north of Loch Ness.

If you’re driving you can pop in the estate’s postcode – IV4 7BA – or visit the website for more directions.

What is the 2024 theme?

Every year, Belladrum festival switches up its theme and for 2024 organisers have decided upon love, with performances from psychedelic rock band Love featuring Johnny Echols.

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Eventgoers can also take part in the Fancy Dress Parade to win prizes, such as tickets for future festivals.

What will the weather be like at Belladrum?

It's too soon to tell what the weather at Belladrum will be like during the 2024 festival. However, it is in Scotland – so be sure to pack your midge cream and be prepared for all weather possibilities.

Belladrum opening times

During the 2023 event, the Belladrum campsites were open from 8am until 10pm on Thursday and Friday. The main festival arena opened around noon on Thursday, leaving early birds plenty of time to set up before exploring.

When will the music start?

At Belladrum 2023, music kicked off from around 3.30pm on Thursday at certain stages, while on Friday and Saturday events began as early as 10.30am.

Camping

If you’re attending Belladrum, there are several campsites available. Here is a general guide to each:

  • General Camping: For everyone, but this campsite will likely have your younger crowd staying here. (Red Gate Entry)
  • Family Camping: Suitable for all ages, this is the campsite which will best suit families who are attending. (Green Gate Entry)
  • Quiet Camping: There’s also the quiet campsite for those who don’t want to be near the main hubbub – it’s also a little further away from the main festival arena. (Green Gate Entry)
  • Clean Fields: Introduced in 2017, if you’re staying in this campsite you must keep the area clean, leaving no tents or rubbish behind. (Green Gate Entry)
  • Glamping: The luxury camping experience, Belladrum offers multiple glamping packages – from just your tent to the full package with beds, bedding and extras included.
  • Caravans & Campervans: There’s also a dedicated area for caravans and campervans, but be sure to check out the festival’s guide before you book as there are a few more details you’ll need to be aware of.

Belladrum parking

For 2024, festival organisers have re-introduced car park passes which must be booked in advance. Attendees must select the car park more convenient for them, with a window sticker to be sent to your home address in advance.

Car park passes will cost £12 per vehicle with profits to benefit local communities.

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Yes, you can get married at Belladrum

Now, for the uninitiated, you can get married at Belladrum – if you fancy around 20,000 wedding guests.

Every year happy couples pledge themselves to one another in the Belladrum Temple, with 2024 no exception.

And if you’re organised enough and on a stag or hen do (or even just a birthday party) the organisers will make sure you get a shout out in the programme.

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