AS we are buffeted by autumn weather, it is apparently not too early to think of summer festivals with tickets to the 10th Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival now on sale.
The festival takes place on 2nd and 3rd August 2013.
Full weekend, child (12 & under), campervan/caravan and electrical hook-up e-tickets can be purchased by going to the ticket link on the festival’s web site www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk.
Prices have been pegged for early birds at 2012 levels. Booking fees have been reduced on e-tickets and a new ticket deposit scheme has been introduced for customers wishing to buy full weekend tickets in installments.
Bella has sold out each of the last four years, often months before the event so fans are urged to buy early to avoid disappointment. E-tickets are more customer-friendly and less easy to scam, but printed tickets will also be on sale via the usual retail outlets nearer to Christmas
The 2013 theme is ‘Carnival’, in keeping with the birthday party atmosphere the milestone event is bound to create.
“We really hope as many as possible of those people who have supported us in the past will come and celebrate this significant birthday at Bella, but we will also hope to welcome the usual complement of newcomers to the event” said festival promoter Joe Gibbs.
A new video created by Tom Welsh from Deluxe.com, Edinburgh, has also gone live on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJiPq88n2NI with a track from Frightened Rabbit as its soundtrack.
Held in the Belladrum Estate, near Beauly, 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".