Kevin Bridges, Derrick May and Green Velvet on Rock Ness 2010 bill

Rock Ness, the Rest of the Fest

Loch Ness
However hard they try, no other festival in the world can compete on this one, as Rock Ness scores big with its USP as the only festival taking place on the very banks of Loch Ness itself – a beautiful and historic backdrop where you can Nessie-spot while dancing to Pendulum.

Kevin Bridges
Not content with just getting your feet moving, Rock Ness wants to get you laughing. And laughing hard, as they have secured the talents of Glasgow stand-up Kevin Bridges, performing alongside the likes of Scott Agnew, Rob Heeney, Papa CJ and more.

Time to indulge in some Bollywood glamour as Indian beats and movies play out in this sumptuous arena. An explosion of brightly-coloured textiles, parasols and luxurious day beds all hand-stitched in India to the detailed designs of Josie Da Bank and Natasha Dettman.

Alongside the booze we all need some good grub to fuel our Bacchanalian weekend of beats, riffs and DJ sets. This being Scotland, there are plenty of good quality ingredients on offer alongside the usual burger vans and noodle shops, as local producers set up stall and the Loch Fyne Food Market returns, as do the Pure Pie guys.

Arcadia Afterburner
OK, so there is music playing, and very fine music indeed, at the Arcadia Afterburner arena with the Sub Club taking care of Friday; Soma with Fergie, Green Velvet and more on Saturday and Subculture host Derrick May on the Sunday. Once you’re there, however, you’ll realise the arena is as much about lasers, flames and Mad Max sci-fi excess as it is music.

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