Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2024

The Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, fondly known as ‘Bella’ is (for our money) the best festival in Scotland. This annual festival, held on the Belladrum Estate near Inverness, offers an immersive blend of music, art, and community, attracting thousands of festival-goers each year. Inverness Taxis’ comprehensive guide to Belladrum 2024 will delve into the diverse offerings of this iconic festival, ensuring you are well-prepared for an unforgettable experience.


Thursday 25th – Saturday 27th July 2024


Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival is held on the Belladrum Estate, IV4 7BA

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Belladrum 2024

An Eclectic Musical Line-Up

A Feast for the Ears

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival is celebrated for its diverse musical repertoire, catering to a wide array of musical tastes. The festival’s stages are graced by a blend of chart-topping headliners and emerging local talents, creating a pulsating atmosphere that resonates with energy and excitement. Whether your preference is indie, folk, rock, electronic, or a genre that lies somewhere in between, Bella’s line-up ensures that there is something for everyone.

Noteworthy Acts

In previous years, the festival has hosted renowned artists and bands, setting a high benchmark for musical excellence. The 2024 line-up promises to uphold this tradition, featuring a mix of established acts and fresh faces ready to make their mark. Attendees can look forward to performances that not only entertain but also inspire and connect on a profound level.

Belladrum 2024 lineup

The first wave of announcements for the 2024 Belladrum lineup included acts such as Deacon Blue, the Sugababes, Callum Beattie and Teenage Fanclub as well as Sophie Ellis Bextor, whose hit Murder On The Dancefloor returned to the charts this year after an appearance in 2023 film Saltburn.

New acts to join Belladrum’s 20th anniversary line up include the likes of singer-songwriter James Arthur, Ocean Colour Scene, and Jake Bugg with Bill Bailey set to become the first comedian to perform on the main stage.

The latest wave of announcements includes King Creosote – who released his first album in seven years last November – country stars The Shires, Edinburgh singer-songwriter Hamish Hawk, rock legends Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp and TikTok star Nathan Evans.

Embracing Scottish Culture

A Celebration of Heritage

Belladrum goes beyond music, offering a rich tapestry of Scottish culture that is woven into the very fabric of the festival. Traditional music, Highland games, and captivating art installations reflect the deep cultural roots of the region. Festival-goers can immerse themselves in authentic Scottish experiences, from spirited Highland dancing to donning their finest tartan attire.

Highland Games and Traditional Music

The festival’s commitment to celebrating Scottish heritage is evident in the inclusion of Highland games, where attendees can witness or participate in age-old competitions. Additionally, traditional music sessions offer a melodic journey through Scotland’s musical history, providing a perfect complement to the contemporary acts on stage.

A Family-Friendly Atmosphere

Fun for All Ages

One of Bella’s defining characteristics is its family-friendly environment. The festival features a dedicated family campsite and a wide range of activities designed for children. This ensures that attendees of all ages can enjoy the festival to its fullest, making it an ideal destination for family outings.

Children’s Activities

From creative workshops to interactive performances, the festival offers a plethora of children’s activities that keep the young ones engaged and entertained. These activities are thoughtfully curated to be both fun and educational, providing a well-rounded experience for younger festival-goers.

Culinary Delights

A Gastronomic Journey

Food lovers will find themselves in paradise at Belladrum, thanks to the vibrant array of food vendors offering a diverse range of culinary delights. From traditional Scottish fare to international cuisines, the festival’s food offerings cater to all tastes and dietary preferences.

Local and Sustainable Options

In keeping with the festival’s ethos of community and sustainability, many food vendors prioritize local and organic ingredients. This not only supports local producers but also ensures that festival-goers can enjoy fresh and flavourful meals throughout their stay.

What to pack for Belladrum 2024

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!

Ticket Information

Pricing and Packages

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival offers a variety of ticket options to suit different preferences and budgets. Below is a breakdown of the available tickets for 2024:

  • Adult Camping (13+): £198.00
  • Child Camping (12 and under): £13.20
  • Campervan from: £125.40
  • Car Park: £12.00

Ticket prices include booking fees, and are available through Gigantic.

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.

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