If you’re a music enthusiast with a penchant for adventure, there’s a local festival that deserves a prime spot on your bucket list – the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2023. An eclectic blend of music, arts, culture, and nature, this festival promises an unforgettable experience for festival goers young and old!
Let’s have a look at what to expect from this year’s Belladrum!
History of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Scottish Highlands, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival has been captivating hearts since its inception in 2004. Founded by Joe Gibbs and Joe Mackenzie, this festival was initially a modest, one-day event attended by 1,000 music lovers. Over the years, it has grown into a multi-day extravaganza, attracting thousands of people from across the globe.
What sets Belladrum Tartan Heart apart from other music festivals is its unparalleled sense of community and family-friendly atmosphere. The organisers take great care to maintain a balance between well-known headliners and rising talents, ensuring a diverse lineup that caters to different musical tastes. Moreover, the festival’s commitment to sustainability and environmental consciousness sets a commendable example for other events of this scale.
Belladrum Headliners and Featured Artists
One of the most anticipated aspects of any music festival is the lineup, and Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2023 has some real treats in store. As usual, Belladrum has a fantastic mix of internationally acclaimed headliners and talented local artists. Previous years have seen performances by renowned bands and musicians from various genres.
The Belladrum Festival 2023 lineup includes Sigrid, Travis, Sam Ryder, Bastille, Kiefer Sutherland and KT Tunstall, as well festival favourites like Peat & Diesel, Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5, Fatherson, Bombskare, The Dangleberries and Rythmnreel!
Exciting New Acts to Look Out For
In addition to the headliners, the festival organisers always make sure to showcase emerging artists who are on the cusp of greatness. Keep an eye out for the “Emerging Talent” segment in the lineup, where you might discover your new favourite band. It’s an excellent opportunity to explore fresh sounds and support up-and-coming musicians.
What to pack for Belladrum 2023
Start with a Backpack and work your way in!
Refreshments – you can’t bring alcohol into the arena, but if you’re camping, you can bring all the drinks you like providing you’re over 18 and it’s not in a glass bottle. There are plenty of bars, stalls and traders in the arena, so even if you take nothing you won’t be left wanting.
Sun Protection Essentials – could be sunny, you never know your luck! Factor 20+ and a hat is the advice.
Comfortable Footwear – you’ll be on your feet most of the weekend, so bring your dancing shoes, not the going-out heels!
Weather-Appropriate Clothing – could be sunny, but this is Scotland. Prepare for rain and bring waterproofs just in case. Don’t let the weather ruin a great weekend!
Cash and Cards – most traders take cards, but some won’t and occasionally a card machine will be down. So, take a little cash as well as your flexible friend just in case
Portable Phone Charger – nothing worse than a flat phone battery and you’ve lost your mates. Take a portable battery bank and it’ll keep you in touch.
Hygiene Supplies -Staying Fresh – if you’re camping this is obvious, but a daytripper should have a wee baby wipe to hand.
Positive Vibes and Open Mindset – good vibes only!
How to Get to Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
Getting to Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival is easier than you might think. If you’re travelling in from out of the area, Inverness is the nearest city with a railway and bus station. From here, you can catch a festival shuttle from D&E coaches or you can order a local Inverness taxi by downloading the SafeKab app. For those driving, the festival provides ample parking spaces for both day visitors and campers. If you prefer a greener option, consider ridesharing with friends in an Inverness taxi.
Call Inverness Taxis on 01463222222
Use our online booking service