Mother's Ruin is a tonic for Bella Dance Fans

A dance DJ stage formed out of the ruins of an historic old mansion house has been added to the five music stages already on offer at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (August 7th & 8th; Beauly, Inverness-shire).

Called ‘Mother’s Ruin’, the stage will feature dance music until 2300, after which it will switch to DJ’d ambient soundtrack with supporting Video Jockey graphics from Evanton-based Arts In Motion.

Grants from EventScotland and Highland Council have enabled the stage to be created from what were the last remaining ruins of Belladrum House whose old footprint forms part of the festival site. The rest of the house was pulled down in 1957 by the grandfather of the festival co-promoter Joe Gibbs.

Previously, the ruins had been closed off from festival use due to the danger of the structure. Now they have been consolidated by Ullapool stonemason Craig Neate – brother of well-known musician Andy Neate – into a beautiful structure that will form an integral part of the festival.

Performing on the stage will be acts such as: Dolphin Boy; Technocelt; Alex Tronic; Araya; Esko; Robbie Dunsmore; Plexus; Butterscotch; Joystick Discotheque; Look Mum It’s The DJs; Clin Gregory and Frog Goes ERP.

 

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