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Belladrum Festival 2018 Friday review

The second day of the festival did not disappoint.

Date published: 4th Aug 2018

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Belladrum Festival took over Beauly for a second day this Friday, as thousands of festival goers stormed the grounds to witness an eclectic raft of artists once again take to the fields.

The afternoon got off to a start with a performance from local heroes Edgar Road on the Grassroots Stage, with Isaac Gracie's folk tinged indie rolling us into the evening.

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Although welcoming of families, Belladrum still has a real party atmosphere, with plenty to entertain party goers of all ages, from wrestling to comedy, the all encompassing programme has it all.

London four piece Pumarosa were a particluar highlight, with haunting vocals from mesmerising front woman Isabel Munoz-Newsome and with rousing guitars and dramatic crescendos aplenty.

Northwich's finest The Charlatans were on top form, with lead singer Tim Burgess at the helm, effortlessly holding us in the palm of his hand as usual. Blasting out all the hits, the band tore through their back catalogue with vintage bangers and newer material, finishing with the ever amazing 'Sproston Green'.

Scottish folk rock band Frightened Rabbit came on stage for a rendition of their track 'Heads Roll Off' with Burgess, as they paid tribute to lead singer Scott Hutchison who tragically passed away earlier this year.

The tributes continued as Frightened Rabbit's The Midnight Organ Fight was played in full to a packed out tent, as an emotional crowd watched videos and photos of Scott.

Pop songstress Paloma Faith closed the main stage with a suitably glossy performance. Giving the beaming crowd messages about self esteem and body confidence, Paloma is a lady of pure class.

Taking us into the night was party starter Craig Charles, giving us a selection of the best funk and soul, rounding off another incredible day in the highlands.

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