Bella Tartan

As an all-ages event, Bella’s crowd have always felt like one big happy clan.

So after it’s test run at last year’s event, Bella’s distinctive green and red tartan has now been officially registered and launched.

Visit www.nakedhighlander.com to order your bespoke kilts, skirts, shawls, scarfs and bags in time for Bella 2017.


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ATOMIC ROOSTER BACK AFTER 47 YEAR ABSENCE FROM THE HIGHLANDS

47 years after they played Inverness Caledonian Football Park in Telford St ATOMIC ROOSTER are set to return to the Highlands when they feature at Bella. The 1970 event, Scotland’s first rock festival, was called ‘The First Scottish Blues and Progressive Music Festival’. 5,000 gathered on July 18th to watch Atomic Rooster play in an eight hour programme featuring Rory Gallagher’s Taste, Savoy Brown, Black Widow, String Driven Thing, If, Brinsley Schwarz and Hot Cottage. A review in the Inverness Courier read: “Inverness had quite an invasion on Saturday of young lovers of the type of music generally played ad nauseam on the BBC Radio 1 programme. They arrived in special buses from most of the Scottish cities … most of them with shoulder-length hair (irrespective of sex), some carrying their sleeping-bags for their overnight quarters on the Castle Hill, river bank, shop doorways, etc. and quite a large number wearing the kind of clothes affected by the “hippies,” drop-outs and off-beats seen in most cities nowadays.The young music-lovers, however, were generally quite well-behaved, and gave the police little trouble – although one Edinburgh youth appeared in the Sheriff Court and was sentenced to six months imprisonment, for possessing the drug cannabis, and some householders found their milk and morning rolls missing.”

Original 8mm footage with no sound of Rory Gallagher and Taste playing Inverness Caledonian
bit.ly/2ov1iU6 courtesy of Roddie McRae.

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Make sure you catch Lewis Capaldi performing on the Seedling Stage Friday at Bella, where you can hear his incredible new single 'Bruises'. If you haven't already, have a listen... ... See MoreSee Less

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Kioko will be performing at Bella this year bringing their soulful pop/reggae vibes to the Main Stage. Check their incredible performance of 'Deadly Roots' last year.. ... See MoreSee Less

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You can enjoy coffee, tea and homemade cakes at Morags Garden Party this Saturday 15th April, at Longmore Hall, Keith. You can be in with the chance to win 2 x BELLA 17 TICKETS in a live auction, and there will be a fundraising raffle with fantastic prizes to be won. All funds being raised is to support Clan Aberdeen! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tickets to the Clean Fields area have sold out. Thank you to everyone who has taken up this exciting new opportunity to look after the environment and fellow human beings at the festival. ... See MoreSee Less

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After the success of Louis Berry first single 'Restless', Louis has blessed our ears again with his latest single 'She Wants Me'. You can see him perform on the Garden Stage on Thursday night at Bella.. ... See MoreSee Less

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Previous Bella headliners Feeder return to the main stage Thursday night, bringing their anthemic alternative rock hits including this classic... ... See MoreSee Less

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Birdy will alight on Bella’s Saturday Main Stage – ahhhhhh, beautiful ... See MoreSee Less

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'Lullaby', the debut track from Tamzene is now available to download and stream on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and most other services. We really appreciate all the support for Belladrum Records and very much hope you enjoy our debut release.

Spotify: bit.ly/2oLNxVd
Apple Music: apple.co/2o9y9ki
iTunes: apple.co/2oQ7SWz
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'Scotland's Nightclub Under The Stars' Groove Loch Ness has announced their initial line up featuring Faithless Skream Julio BashmoreTheo Kottis Kidnap kid and local OutDores DJ's. Check it out... ... See MoreSee Less

Heading up the initial line-up announcement are dance music legends Faithless, responsible for over 20 years of timeless anthems including 'Salva Mae', 'Insomnia' and 'God is a DJ', who'll perform one of their legendary DJ sets. Also appearing are dubstep turned disco, house and techno supremo Skream, one of the most distinctive and diverse figurers in the UK house explosion, Bristol's Julio Bashmore, along with one of the UK's most exciting emerging talents Theo Kottis, and rounding off for the initial line up are local contingent OutDores DJ's. Tickets are on sale now from: www.skiddle.com/festivals/groove-festival/

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2 x BELLA 17 TICKETS are up for grabs this Friday 7th April, while raising funds for Childreach International. This event will be held at Nairn Community & Arts Centre where you can dance the night away at the Ceilidh, get lucky in the raffle all while helping to support Adam raise fund as he will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in August. Good Luck! ... See MoreSee Less

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