" there is a harder working man around at the moment I’d like to meet him; if Davy isn’t playing a gig then he’s travelling to it." - Roddy McKenzie
” there is a harder working man around at the moment I’d like to meet him; if Davy isn’t playing a gig then he’s travelling to it.” – Roddy McKenzie

The Belladrum 2014 announcements keep coming as the Potting Shed line-up has been announced. This year the Potting Shed welcomes back some familiar faces along with some brand new talent from The Highlands and Worldwide.

The full line-up includes names such as; Red Pine Timber Company; Robbie Fulks; The Federals, Don Roots & Cheroots Cigarbox Revue; Hungerhoff & The Wild Roots; Mr Moon & The Thieving Gypsy Ba*%!rds; Sienna; and Potting Shed favourites Ballachulish Hellhounds to name but a few.

Nairn based The Kitty Black Band have been added to the bill and promise to bring a touch of heavy metal to the festival. In stark contrast The New Madrid add a touch of Scots Country Rock showing the interesting range of music available on the stage.

"She charmed everyone with her incredibly honest and mature lyrics, and fun personality." Danielle Wilson of Alice Bentley  supporting Fatherson
“She charmed everyone with her incredibly honest and mature lyrics, and fun personality.” Danielle Wilson of Alice Bentley supporting Fatherson

Other bands who will be appearing include; The Hookliners; Drew Landry; Scottish writer, broadcaster, journalist and musician Tom Morton; David Celia; Davy Cowan; Dropkick; Fraser Anderson; Roberto Cassani & The Tickety-Two; Gypsy Dave Smith; The Susanna Wolfe Band;; The Cask; Emma Mitchell; Kate Dunn; Tin Pan Alley; Dave Fleming; Eaglesham & Cowley; James Mackenzie; Shrew; and finally The Potting Shed compere Fash Stewart & The Great & The Good.

Acts you definitely won’t want to miss include Dr Wook and Alice Bentley. Both acts have incredible talent and have been building good names for themselves in the Inverness music scene, as they both add their own personal touch to their music.

Brand new this year is the addition of a 2nd stage, the impromptu Buskers Stage made from a classic Citroen 2CV.

With all tickets now sold out (you see our guide as to how to get into Belladrum 2014), you can keep up to date with our coverage on our Belladrum mini-site.

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Ever since I could understand it, I have been fascinated by the English language. It connects us, yet is also a key factor in defining us all as individuals. Combining my interest in journalism and my passion for music had always been something of a dream for me. I spent much of my teenage years travelling round the country to go to gigs, then would write up short pieces to be kept in a scrapbook of memories.

Since being given the opportunity to start writing for Inverness Gigs around six months ago, I have developed my skills and passion further. I have interviewed some of Scotland’s up and coming artists, I was part of the team providing extensive coverage of this year’s Belladrum festival, I regularly attend gigs around the local area – helping to provide support to the many high quality bands around, as well as having the opportunity to review some of the higher profile shows.