Next year’s Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival will be out of this world as it takes on a sci-fi theme, it has been revealed.
Blasting in to become headline act for the Thursday night of Bella 2019 is Manchester band Elbow.
“Elbow have been at the top of our wish list for a few years now and we are delighted to have finally secured them for the festival,” said festival promoter, Joe Gibbs.
“We can’t wait to bring them to the Highlands for the first time.”
Another big name making their Bella debut is Tom Odell.
Unstoppable Scottish artist, Lewis Capaldi, will also join the Garden Stage line up.
Over the last 12 months Lewis has released a string of heart-breaking and beautiful singles including, Lost on You and Bruises which racked up more than 87 million plays on social streaming.
Other bands appearing include Coventry’s original Ska band, The Selecter, fronted by Pauline Black.
Back by popular demand are Colonel Mustard and The Dijon Five and Celtic folk rock band, Skerryvore.
Also appearing are indie folk pop act,Coco & The Butterfields, The Poozies and the Highland’s own Torridon, The Dangleberries, Rhythm ‘n’ Reel and a children’s Gaelic choir.
Bella takes place in Belladrum Estate, near Beauly and for the last 10 years, has sold out.
Fans, keen not to miss out on next year’s event which takes place from August 1-3 next year, have been snapping up tickets.
Co-promoter Dougie Brown said: “Tickets are selling like hot cakes and sales have exceeded all expectations.
“We’re well ahead of where sales were this time last year.”
Once again Bella will donate money to charity and the main benefactor for 2019 will be the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).
Frightened Rabbit were due to play Bella this year but cancelled after lead singer, Scott Hutchinson, died.