Tartan Heart Festival

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Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
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Location(s) Inverness, Scotland
Years active 2004 - present
Date(s) Second Weekend In August
Genre Alternative, indie, folk
Website http://www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk

The Tartan Heart Festival is a music festival, held on the Belladrum Estate near Inverness, in Scotland. It is normally held at the start of August. Founded in 2004, the festival has rapidly grown in popularity.

Background information[edit]

The festival is well known for its wide ranging musical scope, as well as its family friendly atmosphere, with a large dedicated family camp-site, as well as free entry for children under the age of 12. Previous acts that have played at the festival include Embrace, The Automatic, The Proclaimers, The Wombats, Travis and many more.

As well as the main stages, there are a wide range of stalls and fringe acts, including one man bands, alternative therapy tents, barbers, yoga and dance tuition, not to mention the Miniscule of Sound, the worlds smallest nightclub!

Tartan heart fringe

Fringe[edit]

As well As the festival itself there is also a Festival fringe which centres around the 2 weeks surrounding the festival. This usually finishes in the early hours of Hootananny's on the Thursday prior to the festival. The fringe's gigs have no entry-fee in some bars/pubs however others may charge, the fringe showcases a variety of Acts and Music Genres. The Fringe sets the mood in the run up to Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival on 8 and 9 August 2008, offering a musical trail around the Highlands for the intrepid music lover.

2004[edit]

2004 was the first year of the Tartan Heart Festival and ran for only one day - 14 August 2004 [1]

Garden Stage[edit]

Friday 14 August
  • Linda Gail Lewis & The Lewis Three
  • The Grim Northern Social
  • The Andy Gunn Band & Geno Washington
  • James Grant & Friends
  • Karen Matheson & Donald Shaw of Capercaillie
  • The Lush Rollers
  • The Peatbog Faeries
  • The David Ogilvy Band
  • Totó la Momposina
  • Dionyssus
  • Mystic Shoes
  • Winners of the Hootananny's Battle of the Bands Competition

2005[edit]

In 2005 the festival was on Friday the 12th & Saturday the 13th of August. This year it had five stages, ranging in size from the Grassroots Tent, which has a capacity of approximately 250 and is dedicated to small acoustic and folk acts, through to the Garden Stage, which is a natural amphitheatre that can hold several thousand people

In 2005, new features include the Seedlings Stage for new or unsigned artists and the Venus Flytrap Palais, a stage totally dedicated to the wonderful and sometimes, frankly, weird in music, theatre, cabaret and performance art.[2]

Garden Stage[edit]

Friday 12 August Saturday 13 August

Hothouse Stage[edit]

Friday 12 August Saturday 13 August

The Black Isle brewery Grassroots Stage[edit]

Friday 12 August Saturday 13 August
  • Michael Marra
  • Unholy Trinity - Ronnie Elliott, Terry Clarke & Wes McGhee
  • Andy Gunn
  • Foy Vance
  • Heather MacLeod
  • Calamateur
  • Craig Anderson
  • Ruth Sutherland
  • Davy Cowan
  • Feis Rois Ceilidh Band

2006[edit]

[3]

Garden Stage[edit]

Friday 11 August Saturday 12 August

Hothouse Stage[edit]

Friday 11 August Saturday 12 August

The Black Isle brewery Grassroots Stage[edit]

Friday 11 August Saturday 12 August

Hail Seedlings Stage[edit]

Friday 11 August Saturday 12 August
  • The Rites
  • Edgar Prais
  • Our Small Capital
  • Magdalen Green
  • Endor
  • The Galipaygos
  • Employee of the Month
  • Shutter
  • Call to Mind
  • Copy Haho
  • Beerjacket
  • Jyrojets
  • Drive-by Argument
  • Invisbles
  • Pop-up
  • Marshall Arts
  • Vivian Scotson
  • The Side
  • Hussys
  • Mouse Eat Mouse
  • Michael Rattray
  • The Now

Venus Flytrap Palais[edit]

Friday 11 August Saturday 12 August
  • I Can't Handle Me' Chantale MacCormick
  • Jamboree/Wardrobe of Delights
  • The Ralfe Band
  • Hot Potato Syncopators
  • Joe West
  • The Laundrettas
  • Kid Carpet
  • Attic Lights
  • Flash Monkey & Rev Rum Tum Ti Bum Bum
  • iLiKETRAiNS
  • Illicit
  • Session A9
  • Puppetry of the Pops (Nathan Evans)
  • Mama's Brand New Bag
  • Meg & Peg Go To The Fest (The Reduced IMPs)
  • Mark Dean - the Yodelling Mix Meister
  • Cape Reality (Jeep Solid & Graeme Roger)

2007[edit]

[4]

Garden Stage[edit]

Friday 10 August Saturday 11 August

Hothouse Stage[edit]

Friday 10 August Saturday 11 August

The Black Isle brewery Grassroots Stage[edit]

Friday 10 August Saturday 11 August

Hail Seedlings Stage[edit]

Friday 10 August Saturday 11 August
  • The Needles
  • Theatre Fall
  • Sergeant
  • The Wallbirds
  • Lowtide Revelry
  • Luva Anna
  • Strike the Colours
  • Micheal MacLennan
  • Haight Ashbury
  • Brendan Campbell
  • Caley Ceilidh Trail
  • Action Group
  • The Vivians
  • Make Model
  • Figure 5
  • Le Reno Amps
  • Our Luna Activities
  • Foxface
  • Baxter
  • Sorren MacLean
  • FiveFifteen

Venus Flytrap Palais[edit]

Friday 10 August Saturday 11 August
  • Invernetian Masked Ball/ Secret Chamber Orchestra
  • Club Noir & The Martians in the intermission
  • Tunng
  • Murdina Morag - The Musical with the Love Pylons
  • Kate Nash
  • Fake Bush
  • Orchestre del Sol
  • The Seven Plots by R.I.P.
  • Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man
  • The White Cat/ Jaberwocky

2008[edit]

2008 saw the Tartan Heart Festival win the award for the best Grass Roots Festival (2008)[5]

[6]

Garden Stage[edit]

Friday 8 August Saturday 9 August

Hothouse Stage[edit]

Friday 8 August Saturday 9 August

The Black Isle brewery Grassroots Stage[edit]

Friday 8 August Saturday 9 August
  • Edwyn Collins
  • Pete Wylie
  • Lisa Knapp
  • Wallbirds
  • Dennis Hopper Choppers
  • Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir
  • The Mercury Men
  • Wynntown Marshalls
  • Jake Cogan
  • Feis Rois

Hail Seedlings Stage[edit]

Friday 8 August Saturday 9 August
  • Abigail Gray
  • The Kazoo Funk Orchestra
  • Jocasta Sleeps
  • Jack Butler
  • Captain and the Kings
  • Root System
  • 28 Jacks
  • Manor Park Elite
  • Battle for Bella Winners
  • Shutter
  • Twin Atlantic
  • Edgar Prais
  • Paper Planes
  • Alto Elite
  • Injuns
  • The Draymin
  • Dotjr
  • Ketimine Deco

Venus Flytrap Palais[edit]

Friday 8 August Saturday 9 August
  • Baby Beat (for Kids)
  • Rhythm & Rhyme (for Kids)
  • Yusef Azak
  • Reggae Woodland Roots
  • Derek Meins
  • The Blank Album
  • Orchestra del Sol
  • The Cyriac Review Cabaret Show (Adult Only)
  • Baby Beat (for Kids)
  • Bruce Fummey (Adults Only)
  • Animal Behaviour
  • The Parsonage Choir
  • Four On Six
  • Kerieva
  • Izo Fitzroy & The Royal Bastards
  • The Cyriac Review Cabaret Show (Adults Only)
  • The Invernetian Masked Ball (Adults Only)

Accident[edit]

A man and a woman were taken to Raigmore Hospital on the morning of the 8th of August after a gas canister exploded inside a tipi at the festival. Festival promoters said “we are reviewing, with the emergency services, our policy on gas cylinders in the future.” [7]

2009[edit]

The 2009 festival took place on the 7th and 8 August, and the headline acts were the Editors and Ocean Colour Scene[8]

Garden Stage[edit]

Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August

Hothouse Stage[edit]

Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August

*The Wallbirds

The Holloways replaced The Wallbirds after they cancelled their appearance

The Black Isle brewery Grassroots Stage[edit]

Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August
  • Seth Lakeman
  • Aberfeldy
  • The Lost Brothers
  • Rory McLeod
  • Sam Issac
  • Phil Lee
  • Ballachulish Hellhounds
  • Jonathan Jeremiah
  • Alex Cornish
  • Feis Rois

Hail Seedlings Stage[edit]

Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August
  • The Side
  • Sergeant
  • St Deluxe
  • Flood Of Red
  • Bronto Skylift
  • Healthy Minds Collapse
  • Cast Of The Capital
  • Washington Irving
  • Colour Coded
  • Battle4Bella Winners
  • Our Lunar Activities
  • Punch & The Apostles
  • Unicorn Kid
  • Party Horse
  • Sucioperro
  • The Naked Strangers
  • Cruisers
  • Cassidy
  • Three Times Daily
  • Battle4Bella Winners

Potting Shed Stage[edit]

Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August
  • The Oxbow Lake Orchestra
  • Tim Scott
  • Doghouse Roses
  • No Comebacks
  • AF Collective Artists
  • Blue Flint
  • Impromptu TBA
  • Johnny Fats Band
  • Gypsy Dave Smith
  • The Cross Eyed-Gals
  • Carrie Elkin & Robby Hecht
  • Joe Cassady
  • The Last Divide
  • AF Collective Artists
  • Impromptu TBA
  • Johnny Fats Band

Dance DJ Stage[edit]

Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August
  • Colin Gregory
  • Robbie Dunsmore
  • Araya
  • Alex Tronic
  • Technocelt
  • Bourbon Surf
  • Esko
  • Frog Goes ERP
  • Colin Gregory
  • Robbie Dunsmore
  • Esko
  • Dolphin Boy
  • Plexus
  • Butterscotch
  • Joystick Discothèque
  • Look Mum It's the DJ's

2011

  • The David Latto Band (Potting Shed Stage)

2012[edit]

[9]

Garden Stage[edit]

Friday 8 August Saturday 9 August

Hothouse Stage[edit]

Friday 8 August Saturday 9 August
  • The Buzzcocks
  • Black Affair
  • Foy Vance
  • Headphone Disco
  • Make Sparks
  • Sweet Billy Pilgrim
  • Fatherson
  • The Draymin
  • Torridon
  • Bobok
  • Dog is Dead
  • Headphone Disco
  • Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders
  • Karima Francis
  • Little Mill of Happiness
  • Man Like me
  • The Blackout
  • The Milk]
  • Willie Campbell & The Open Day Rotation
  • Zombie Militia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tartan Heart Festival Line-Up 04". Belladrum.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Tartan Heart Festival Line-up 05". tartanheartfestival.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Tartan Heart Festival Line-up 06". tartanheartfestival.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  4. ^ "Tartan Heart Festival Line-up 07". tartanheartfestival.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-04-30. [dead link]
  5. ^ "festival awards 2008". festivalawards.com. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  6. ^ "Tartan Heart Festival Line-up 08". tartanheartfestival.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  7. ^ "Tartan Heart Festival Accident". tartanheartfestival.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  8. ^ "Tartan Heart Festival Line-up 09". tartanheartfestival.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  9. ^ "Tartan Heart Festival 2012". Tartanheartfestival.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 

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