2018 Belladrum Early Bird Tickets On Sale

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Wednesday September 27 2017

2018 tickets for the 15th Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, voted Trip Advisor’s most popular UK festival in 2017, are on sale from 9am on Thursday 28th September on-line and via ticket agents. Picture by: Paul Campbell.

Early bird tickets are held at 2017 prices while stocks last and now patrons can opt to pay using a new monthly instalment payment plan.

Early bird buyers of three and two-day tickets will be able to pay in seven monthly instalments if they buy tickets before 1st January 2018.

This replaces the former deposit payment scheme.

All on-line ticket buyers will be able to take advantage of a 72-hour cooling off period after purchase during which they can return bought tickets.

Following the tradition of a fancy dress theme at the event, Bella has announced that ‘Bollywood’ will be its 2018 theme.

“We will be bringing back the fancy dress parade and prizes in 2018.

“We’re hoping for a riot of Bollydrum exhibitionism,” said festival promoter Joe Gibbs

E-tickets will be on sale via the festival website at www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk and via www.skiddle.com.

And printed tickets will be available from agents including: Inverness – The Ironworks, Eden Court Theatre, Caffery’s and Hootananny’s; Kiltarlity – Post Office; Beauly – Morrison’s; Dingwall – Sweet Treats; Elgin – Sound & Vision; Edinburgh and Glasgow – TicketsScotland.

And Isle of Skye Paint Coy in Portree have been added as agents this year.

Bella patrons will need a three-day ticket to see artists on the Garden main stage on the Thursday night.

Two-day tickets will also be on sale, which allow access to the rest of the festival (excluding main stage) from Thursday night onwards.

Also on sale will be Saturday tickets, Campervan/ caravan, BellaDub VW Campervan and electric hook-up tickets.

Last year’s sell-out free Cleanfields area tickets will be available again with an expanded capacity.

To camp there patrons need to sign up to an agreement to maintaining and leaving a spotlessly clean camp site and living together harmoniously.

Patrons planning a stage or hen party, or just coming with a group of friends, can make a group booking of 10 or more tickets with no booking fee via the festival web site tickets page as can disabled ticket applications.

VW campervan owners can buy tickets to the BellaDub VW Campervan area.

Glamping providers Pitch Village have their tents on sale via Bella’s Skiddle tickets page and Yurts & Squrts accommodation is available via the festival’s web site page.

Bella’s lead charitable cause for a second-year running is its local shinty club’s bid to build a new pavilion.

Donations can be added to ticket purchases via Skiddle or patrons can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/lovatshintyclub Camanachd Cup winning Lovat Shinty Club is one of the pillars of Bella’s local community, with a strong social side, an extensive youth initiative and a successful ladies’ team.

The new pavilion will provide a community hub with rooms for hire and a room for NHS clinics, plus male and female changing rooms, a social space, and a kitchen.

Car parks and camping areas will be open from 0800 and arenas will open from 1300 on the Thursday.

When buying tickets on-line with Skiddle, Bella patrons are being given an opportunity to contribute to Lovat Shinty Club’s new clubhouse appeal.

Bella sold out in 2017 for the ninth year in a row so fans are urged to buy early to avoid disappointment.

Last year’s headliners and major artists included: Sister Sledge; The Pretenders; Franz Ferdinand; Twin Atlantic and First Aid Kit.

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival takes place in the beautiful Highland surroundings of Belladrum Estate, near Beauly in Inverness-shire.

The independent festival has built a reputation for its eclectic line-ups, its offbeat non-musical entertainments and its all-ages approach.

The festival won a VisitScotland Thistle Award in 2009 and is a past winner of the Grassroots Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards, the festival industry’s ‘Oscars’.



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