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Kilimanjaro aquires Belladrum festival

1 July 2018
Stuart Galbriath

PROMOTER KILIMANJARO Live has acquired the 16,000-capacity Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, headlined this year by Paloma Faith, Primal Scream and Amy MacDonald.

Financial details have not been disclosed.

The three-day festival has been working with Kilimanjaro for the past eight years, helping to book the programme.

The event will continue to operate under the management of Joe Gibbs, who founded the Scottish festival 15 years ago.

“It is a condition of the deal that the event maintains its unique Highland character and continues to be run by myself and our fantastic local management team,” says Gibbs.

“Bella has now reached the size and sophistication where it can really benefit from the experience, reach and resource of a company like Kilimanjaro.”

Kilimanjaro CEO Stuart Galbraith, who was one of the founders of Downbload (105,000) and had involvement with other festivals over the years, says, “It is wonderful to be involved in running a camping festival once again.”

Held on 2-4 August at the Belladrum Estate in Inverness-shire, three-day Belladrum tickets cost £146.

Previous headliners include James, Texas, Tom Jones, Manic Street Preachers and Kaiser Chiefs.

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