first wave of acts for this year’s Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival have been announced and feature artists such as Madness, The Darkness and Alabama 3.

Marking their thirteenth anniversary, the festival takes place in August and has became revered for bringing a plethora of established bands alongside up and coming talent.

In addition to the marquee acts that have been announced, hotly tipped Scottish artists such as Be Charlotte, Bella And The Bear and Rachel Sermanni are all set to perform and the festival will also see a set from the Mercury Prize nominated C Duncan.

In addition to all of the great homegrown talent, Belladrum will also play host to a performance from Arrested Development, the alternative hip-hop group that took the world by storm in the mid 90’s with track such as the Sly And The Family Stone inspired ‘Everyday People.

With many more acts still to be announced, tickets for the festival are available now.