Kasabian, The Chemical Brothers, Paolo Nutini and Glasvegas set for RockNess 2011

Festival line-up also includes DJ Shadow, Frightened Rabbit, Magnetic Man


This article is from 2011.

Kasabian, The Chemical Brothers, Paolo Nutini and Glasvegas set for RockNess 2001

Rockness, Scotland's fastest growing festival, returns for its sixth outing between 10-12 Jun 2011 with some of the hottest new acts in guitar music on the bill, while simultaneously remaining true to its electronic roots. Recent winner of NME's 'Best Small Festival' award, beating both Latitude and Bestival, a look at the line-up makes it easy to see just what all the fuss is about. Kasabian, The Chemical Brothers, Paolo Nutini, Glasvegas, DJ Shadow, Frightened Rabbit and Magnetic Man are among the highlights of the Rockness 2011 line-up , as announced today.

The event, where Fatboy Slim performed to the relatively intimate festival crowd of just 20,000 in 2006, has rocketed in popularity to become a major player in the UK's festival calendar, picking up a considerable capacity extension and an extra two days along the way.

Set on the banks of The Loch Ness, the festival's location provides idyllic surroundings, if an occasionally uncertain climate. The six on-site arenas range from the dizzy heights of The Main Stage that last year hosted performances by The Strokes, Vampire Weekend and the aforementioned grandfather of the weekend Fatboy Slim, to the more modest surroundings of The Strongbow Tent.

In comparison to some of the giants of the UK festival scene, the layout of the Rockness site is relatively small, giving the event an intimate atmosphere, and without leaving you with dagger-like cramps of the like experienced at bigger festivals come the end of the night.

The leading players in this years line-up include Kasabian, The Chemical Brothers and Paisley's favourite son Paulo Nutini. Continuing something of a tradition at the festival, the organisers endeavour to showcase home-grown talent where possible, with Frightened Rabbit and Glasvegas among those flying the Scottish flag, the latter on the back of new album, Euphoric///Heartbreak\\\ released on April 4th.

As festival organisers far and wide begin to announce their line-ups, they will be doing well to compete with a bill as exciting as the one compiled by the good folks at Clunes Farm, who have once again set festival-goers up for a weekend of some of the best music around.

Rockness line-up 2011


Two Door Cinema Club
Groove Armada presents Red Light
DJ Shadow
Mark Ronson DJ set
Annie Mac
Erol Alkan
Zane Lowe


The Chemical Brothers
The Cribs
Frightened Rabbit
Magnetic Man
Howard Marks


Paolo Nutini
The Wombats
We Are Scientists
Katy B
Boys Noize
Simian Mobile Disco
Fake Blood LIVE
DJ Yoda
Rob da Bank
The Cuban Brothers

Price: £168.40 +booking fee
Location: Clunes Farm, Dores
Dates: June 10th - 12th

This article is from 2011.

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