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Belladrum live on BBC ALBA

26 July 2019

Live coverage of Belladrum returns to BBC ALBA with Scotland’s friendliest music festival welcoming headliners Elbow, Jess Glynne and Chvrches.

Fans can catch much of the weekend festival action live on BBC ALBA, hosted by Fiona MacKenzie and Niall Iain MacDonald, from Thursday 1st through to Saturday 3rd August, with festival highlights also available on the new BBC Scotland channel on Friday and Saturday nights.

The 16th annual festival takes place in the Scottish Highlands, on the Belladrum Estate near Inverness. The festival’s main stage, in the estate’s idyllic Italian walled garden is the central location for three nights of lively music and festival colour which will be broadcast live on BBC ALBA. Coverage will also include some very special acoustic sets and on-site interviews with many of the headlining artists.

Belladrum’s reputation as the festival hot ticket with an eclectic line-up sees the rootsy folk machine Skerryvore rubbing shoulders and sharing stages with Johnny Marr, Tom Odell, Dodie and the fabulous Lewis Capaldi and Jess Glynne, bringing a great final evening to a close.

BBC ALBA has broadcast live from Belladum since 2011 and this year partners with the new BBC Scotland channel to offer more coverage than ever before across the two channels.

BBC ALBA’s Head of Service, Margaret Mary Murray: “Belladrum lies at the heart of BBC ALBA’s summer schedule and is much anticipated and greatly appreciated by audiences. We are delighted that this year’s music festival collaboration with BBC Scotland, which started so successfully at TRNSMT, continues at Belladrum and will offer enhanced and extended coverage, which we are sure music fans will love.”

Thursday 1 August
BBC ALBA, 9.30pm – 11.00pm

Friday 2 August
BBC ALBA, 9.00pm – 11.00pm
BBC Scotland, 11.05pm – 12.00am

Saturday 3 August
BBC ALBA, 9.10pm – 11.00pm
BBC Scotland, 11.05pm – 12.00am