Belladrum continues to have a blast

The in crowd: Hands in the air for Belladrum
The in crowd: Hands in the air for Belladrum©Euan Robertson

Day two of Belladrum looks set to be another scorcher, with the sun high in the sky, and the party started already.

Bringing a taste of what the foreign festivals have to offer, on a backdrop of the spectacular Scottish Highlands, Bella shines bright and full of promise for our final day of forest frolics.

With entertainers of all sorts milling around as we entered the site to the girthy dirge of Zombie Militia, this little festival really has it all, as a few steps later we walked past We Own's Mother's Ruin, still decorated in the remnants of last night with neon paint, and waiting to come alive again after dark. A few steps later and we're at a children's tent where a whole host of tiny tots were let loose, emphasising Belladrum's family friendly side.

It's no wonder it sells out year after year, as the festival that's all heart works hard to please, so once you catch the Bella bug you just keep coming back for more.

In terms of music, the main Garden Stage headliner tonight is Travis, brimming with 90's nostalgia, but hopefully no rain, even if they taunt with that familiar, moping hit, Why Does It Always Rain On Me. Before then, there's a lot on offer with The goNorth Seedlings Stage showcasing upcoming talent, alongside veteran soul diva, Beverly Knight. Set for the biggest sing song of the weekend, there's a lot of hype building for Frightened Rabbit, who are fast becoming national treasures. With scots tongue and homegrown melodies, hearts don't get much more tartan than these boys.

Not forgetting the glampers, the Face Of Bella competition is set to heat up to a scorching finish this evening, and for those less lucky on the catwalk, they can still participate in the fancy-dress parade with this year's theme being royalty… That explains why I keep seeing Charles and Camilla this weekend, I thought they were having a second honeymoon, but it would seem that masks are very believable these days.

There's also an aerial show rumoured to be happening, just when you think Belladrum has it all, they call in the stunt planes. All in all, our hottest festival of the year is shaping up to be hot in all manners of the word. If you've never been before have a serious think about Belladrum 2013 and join us for all the fun of the festival next year.

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