Belladrum 2013 have quickly followed up the news that the festival has sold out with the line-up of the Free Range Stage curated by Glachbeg Croft.

The Free Range Stage is the evolution of the HEN stage which has been a feature of the walled garden for the past two years. The line up sees a mix of acts who have played the Glachbeg Folk Club and emerging talent from the local scene.

Hoodja (with Too Many T's)

In the announcement are Hoodja self described as  “Folk-step” who have, during their evolution, played at the Hogmanay celebration at the Red Hot Highland Fling as well as of course playing the main stage last year. Echoing the traditional roots are three-piece ceilidh band, Tweed and traditional- dance hybrid Grouse Beater Sound System.

Jemma Tweedie

The stage will see a fantastic array of singer songwriters including Matchstick Maker aka Duncan Overmeer whose highly dynamic vocals, both in terms of amplitude and range perfectly showcased in latest release The Rumour Mill. Jemma Tweedie who has been getting every where continues that trend by playing. Another local female songstress, Megan Blyth will return to the stage that she debuted on in 2011, whose new EP, ‘Devil’s Own’ is imminent. Alice Bentley an emerging singer songwriter from Dingwall whose material borrows a lot from her experiences of  of teenage life. Dan Leckie, Eilidh Mackenzie, Chris Roberts, Topher Elliot, Neal Kinghorn, Christina Stewart, Jim Kennedy (of Rhythmnreel fame) and Jackie McDonald, Howard Swindells, Neal Kinghorn and Andy Williamson.

Additional bands include Inverness’ ‘Princes of Pop’ aka Furry Vengeance, the perfectly summery Searching For Donkeys, with his album primed for release, Dougie Burns and The Cadillac Band , Little Kingdom, All Hat No Cat and Americana, Country, Folk combo Red Hook Rapids.All the Colors have their Belladrum debut bringing an acoustic/rock ‘n’ roll vibe to the stage. Finishing off the line-up are the always impressive Lorelei, we are looking forward to Beefy and co. tearing up the stage.

We’d normally stick a plug for tickets here, but they are all gone but there is some advice about if your still desperate to get tickets here.

All the previous Belladrum announcements.

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