JESS GLYNNE will bring the 16th outing of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival to a spectacular close headlining the final night of the event on Saturday 3rd August, while Scottish synth pop group CHVRCHES make their Bella debut headlining the Friday evening.
JESS GLYNNE rose to prominence in 2014 featuring as a guest vocalist on huge hits for Clean Bandit, ‘Rather Be’ and Route 94’s ‘My Love’. Her debut album released the following year ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ featured a string of hits including ‘Hold My Hand’ and ‘Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself’.
Her second album released in 2018 ‘Always In Between’ featured further number ones, ‘All I am’ and ‘I’ll Be There’ which have given Jess the accolade of being the first British female solo artist to have 7 number 1 singles in the UK Charts.
Exploding onto the music scene in 2013 with their debut single ‘The Mother We Share’, CHVRCHES have been on a meteoric rise ever since and join Bella on a Scottish festival exclusive show next summer.
Upon its release in May of this year, ‘Love Is Dead’ became the band’s third successive top 10 UK album, following their 2013 debut ‘The Bones of What You Believe’ and the 2015 follow up ‘Every Open Eye’.
Scottish indie-rock band GLASVEGAS will make their debut Belladrum appearance headlining the Hot House stage. The band have been celebrating the 10th anniversary of their self-titled platinum selling debut album this year culminating in a sold-out show on 14th December at the iconic Glasgow Barrowlands.
Fairpoint Convention founder RICHARD THOMPSON will headline the Grassroots Stage on the Friday evening. Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic- from the Americanas in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards, and the prestigious Ivor Novellos.
Many more acts will be announced early next year.