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Don't panic! Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival organisers warn there's little chance of getting tickets for sold-out music festival near Inverness but say keep trying after 2000-plus people try to get just 26 returned tickets

By Andrew Dixon

Crowds at this year's Belladrum.
Crowds at this year's Belladrum.

ORGANISERS of Belladrum have warned the chance of getting tickets for next year's sold out event is small but advised not to panic – after experiencing high demand during its first ticket resale for the music festival.

More than 2000 people were trying to get their hands on just 26 tickets returned ahead of the resale on Tuesday.

Acts are still to be announced for the festival which runs from July 30 to August 1.

A spokesman for the annual event said: "We had only 26 adult tickets returned to us and over 2000 people in the queue so the chances of being successful were low.

"It is likely that over the next few months we will have similar levels of returned tickets.

"Regardless of numbers we will continue with a resale at 10am on 1st of each month, as promised, but we want you to be aware that the chance of securing tickets is small.

"Once our line-up is announced and life plans change for people we are sure that more tickets will become available and will find a lovely new home!

"So please don’t panic too much now and keep trying each month.

"For clarity, the resale on Skiddle opens at exactly 10am and everyone waiting at that time is allocated a random number in the queue. That means someone who has logged on at 9.59am has as much chance of getting a ticket as someone who has logged on at 8am. So, no need to be sitting at your computer for hours.

"We will keep offering priority for returned child tickets to those who have already purchased adult tickets. Skiddle will email these customers a link the day before the resale date.

"Please know that we continue to be blown away by the dedication of our wonderful Bella audience!"

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