A selection of images from our adventures at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2023 – Day 1 (Thursday)

The Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2023 reaffirmed its reputation as Scotland’s most diverse musical jamboree with its captivating blend of music and Highland spirit. This year’s line-up championed both emerging artists and iconic acts, ensuring a melodious treat for attendees of all ages. Even the weather stayed dry for sets from Bastille, KT Tunstall, Travis, Fatherson and even Hollywood A-lister Kiefer Sutherland. This year’s Off Axis Seedlings Stage was a hotbed for emerging new acts including The Dazed Digital Age, Joe Goodall and an epic tent bursting set from Forgetting The Future.

Here are some images from Thursday – the day that one of our photographers avoided the travel shenanigans and managed to get to the stage before the band (Altered Images). Impressive.

All images © Al DonnellyAlan Cruickshank and Dylan Morrison as indicated.