Two Door Cinema Club and more announced for Belladrum 2016.

Northern Irish indie rockers TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB will be making their first appearance in the Highlands at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (4-6thAugust 2016; Beauly, Inverness-shire) headlining the main stage on the Friday night.

This is the band’s first UK festival date following their recent announcement of “new music, new shows, new everything” for 2016. They will be joining the already announced headliners, Madness and The Darkness.

Also announced are Scottish hard rockers GUN and folk-rockers Turin Brakes who enjoyed chart success with their smash hit ‘Painkiller’.  Canadian multi-instrumentalist Son Of Dave will also be joining the bill, as will contemporary folk musician Bella Hardy, whose latest record ‘With The Dawn’ – her first since being named BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer Of The Year in 2014 – has been released to much critical acclaim.

Scottish band Astrid, who surprised many this summer announcing they would be

returning to the studio to record a fourth full-length album after a decade apart will be playing at Belladrum for the first time, along with infamous Glaswegian sound system, Mungo’s Hi Fi, who will also be performing at this years SXSW festival.

Best Live Act winners from this years Scottish Alternative Music Awards Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 will bring their entertaining show to the festival, along with three crowd favourites from 2015 who are all returning to perform: Keston Cobblers Club, Coco & The Butter Fields and Blackbeard’s Tea Party.

Also added to the bill are Rob Heron & The Teapad Orchestra, Holy Moly & The Crackers, veteran troubadour Rab Noakes, Medicine Men and The Beau Bow Belles.

These join acts already announced: Arrested Development, The Alabama 3, Rachel Sermanni, The Dangleberries and more (see the full list here).

There are many more acts still to announce for the festival which, now in its 13th year, has the theme ‘Superstition’ in 2016.

Tickets , including newly released Saturday briefs, are available from Skiddle now.

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I've always loved music and spent my late teens and early twenties playing guitar in various bands on Lewis and Aberdeen. Other than playing in some truly terrifying pubs in Aberdeen not much came of it and life became focused on family and having a 'proper' job. Inverness Gigs is an outlet for me to quell my inner frustrated musician and the caliber of local acts has even inspired me to take my own music more seriously again. Who knows, one day I might venture back on stage under the fierce scrutiny of an Inverness Gigs reviewer! You can contact Toby direct at Toby@Igi.gs