The Tartan Heart Festival have announced that Manchester indie veterans, James, will be joined by Glasgow rockers Twin Atlantic.
Having last played the festival as part of their comeback in 2007, James are seen as one of the most popular headliners the festival have seen. It is unsurprising that they have been invited back to help the celebrations of the festival’s tenth year. 13 albums , numerous compilations and sing-along anthems that are without doubt festival fodder (in the best possible way). They are currently touring with Echo and the Bunny men, having just played the SECC on the 13th of April. We are definitely not brave enough to offer odds on “Sit Down” being the closing song on Saturday the 3rd of August, but what a perfect way to finish the 10th Belladrum.
Also returning to the festival, although this time as headliners, will be Glasgow’s Twin Atlantic. Their rock influences channel into a unique, yet poppy style, combining melodic guitars, distorted bass and a heavy Scottish accent into something loved by many a loyal fan around Scotland and Britain. A band whose development can be charted through Belladrum appearances having first played in the Seedlings Stage in 2008. The next year saw them play the Hot House stage and they landed a Garden stage slot the next year. Their rise could be seen as stratospheric, if on in a literal sense having been the official soundtrack for Felix Baumgartner’s jump from space in 2012.
Joe Gibbs commented: “It is very rewarding to see Scottish artists like Twin Atlantic progress from unsigned stage to top of the order, but also to see the longevity of many of the acts which come to Bella and have held the affections of the crowd over the years. In that vein, we are particularly pleased to welcome James back to the headline slot.”
Tickets can be bought via the Belladrum 2013 website.
See the other acts announced for Belladrum 2013.
You can see our review of Twin Atlantic at the Ironworks from April 2012.
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