Countdown to Rockness starts here

By Colm O'Rourke
By January 26, 2012 March 21st, 2016 Culture

The organisers of RockNess have revealed some of the acts taking part this year.


Held near the Highland village of Dores by the shores of Loch Ness and honoured as “Best Small Festival” at a leading ceremony, the three-day festival runs this year from June 8 to June 10. This is the seventh year of the live event.


The headline acts will be Mumford And Sons, Biffy Clyro and Deadmau5. Among the other acts confirmed for RockNess in 2012 so far are Ed Sheeran, Metronomy and Noah And The Whale.  Meanwhile, dance connoisseurs can revel in sets from the likes of Justice, DJ Fresh, Etienne De Crecy and the legendary Chic.


Festival Director, Jim King, comments: “I’m so happy with the list of acts we’re announcing today that I now just can’t wait for the first tent peg in the ground and for the party to start. This announcement is just the start. We have heaps of great bands and DJs still to be revealed and the comedy headliner this year is an absolute corker!”


Meanwhile, headliners Biffy Clyro say they are thrilled to come back to the festival after three years: “The location is amazing and the enthusiastic crowd made for a memorable experience in 2009, so we’re counting down the days until our return in 2012.”


Ticket packages for Rockness are on sale from today (January 26) via the festival website.

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