The Tartan Heart music festival, which takes place annually at Belladrum, near Inverness, has been acquired by the Kilimanjaro Group.

The live music and entertainment events promoter and producer has been involved with Bella for more than half of its 15-year existence.

Founder Joe Gibbs said: “We are really delighted to announce that Kilimanjaro Group, with whom we have worked together for many years, has acquired the festival.

“Kilimanjaro’s role has been in being part of the team booking acts for the major stages and their management team has attended the event every year.”

Kilimanjaro Group’s Stuart Galbraith has stated that the deal is part of his company’s continued growth, but pledged that the festival would continue in the “same spirit and character” as previously.

Primal Scream, The Charlatans and Paloma Faith are among the big name acts for this year’s event, which runs from Thursday 2nd – Saturday 4th August, and is Bollywood-themed – a tradition of Belladrum is a fancy dress element for attendees.

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