Belladrum and the Sunday Herald have offered a band to play Seedling stage in 2017.

The festival , which has already announced headliners of Franz Ferdinand, The Pretenders and Sister Sledge, is searching for a stage opener for the Seedling emerging talent stage. It is calling out to  acts of all genres to be put forward for judging by a panel of representatives from Belladrum and the Sunday Herald.

Joe Gibbs , Festival Director, has long been a supporter of both emerging and local talent, as seen when we spoke to him a while ago. The competition is clearly an extension of this as he explained in announcing the competition in the Sunday Herald;

“We’ve seen a lot of bands progress from the unsigned stage to playing the main stages. We get them crowds from all over the world, so the exposure is a wonderful opportunity.”

To apply to win the opportunity you have to email your biography, a Sound Cloud link and social media details to The closing date is the 31st of June.

In the meantime if you are keen to get tickets for the festival, the last official word had stocks at 10% so you should pick them up quick from the Belladrum Skiddle ticket page.

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