Rock Ness

Rock Ness

Weekend in early June
The shores of the world-famous Loch Ness outside Inverness, Scotland, is the site of this summer music festival featuring acts from the diverse genres of electronic, dance, and rock. Despite its remote location in the Scottish Highlands, the event still draws as many as 35,000 music fans.
The first Rock Ness took place on June 24, 2006, with a bill favoring electronic acts. A successful attendance draw inspired organizers to extend the event to a full weekend the following year. Exposure for the event increased again in 2008 when performances were televised for the first time on Channel 4, a major British network. That year organizers also featured a more diverse program, with the dance acts performing on Saturday and the rock bands playing on Sunday.
Keeping in practice with similar multiple-day events, Rock Ness concert-goers typically stay in campsites located on the festival grounds. In addition to the music, other attractions in past years have been the Bollywood Cocktail Bar and the Big Love Inflatable Church, which performed an actual wedding ceremony in 2008.
CONTACTS:
Rock Ness
www.rockness.co.uk
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The Rock Ness festival was held at Dores on the banks of Loch Ness between 2006 and 2013.
The Rock Ness Monster, a unique rock opera with a guitar-playing monster, is being staged at the college's Sony Theatre today at 10am and 1pm and tomorrow at 10am, 1pm and 7pm.
Nessie will have rocking company as Lock Ness reverberate with dance and rock music in Rock Ness, where some of the world's biggest names come together on four stages.
The train will have music, food and drink for pounds 225 including a VIP ticket to Rock Ness.
THE heartbroken mother of a disabled music fan who tragically died at the Rock Ness festival has revealed she did not want him to go .
Owner Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands is backing the launch with promotional activity in multiples and at next month's Rock Ness festival in Inverness.
Winger Louis - whose band play Rock Ness in June - added: "This is a great idea.
Inspector Scott, 51, was heavily involved in the organisation of policing and security at last year's successful Rock Ness pop festival.
FATBOY Slim will return to Rock Ness this summer alongside stars including Razorlight, The View, Editors, David Guetta and The Cribs.
James, right, said: "The atmosphere is the main reason Rock Ness appealed to us so much.
1 Hot Chip: The band fear they could miss out on T In The Park and Rock Ness because they are on the Glastonbury bill.
Hart was caught at the Rock Ness Festival at Dores, nine miles south of Inverness, on June 9.