Biffy Clyro, Deadmau5 and Mumford & Sons announced for RockNess 2012
- Niki Boyle
- 26 January 2012
Justice, Ed Sheeran, Metronomy, Noah & the Whale, Wretch 32, Death in Vegas and more also confirmed
Scottish rock titans Biffy Clyro and dance kingpins Justice and Deadmaus have been announced as acts set to play RockNess 2012. The festival which will take place at Dores on the banks of Loch Ness on Fri 8–Sun 10 Jun, will also feature performances from Ed Sheeran, Metronomy, Noah and the Whale, Wretch 32, Death in Vegas, Fresh / Live (aka DJ Fresh), Azealia Banks, Beardyman, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Etienne de Crecy, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Busy P, Gesaffelstein, Riton and The Cuban Brothers, with many more still to be announced.
Homegrown Highland electronica artists Polymath, Count Clockwork and the Filth DJs will represent local talent at the fest.
The line-up announcement re-establishes RockNess – winner of NME's Best Small Festival 2011 award – as a perfect mix of rock and dance genres. Biffy Clyro are arguably the biggest Scottish rock act in the world, indie folksters Mumford & Sons had a massive 2011 while Deadmau5 has become a major figure on the global electronica scene in recent years. Further down the bill, acts such as Justice, Death in Vegas, Ed Banger boss Busy P (and signing Riton) and French artiste Gesaffelstein bear out the theme.
Also operating for the first time in 2012, the RockNess Express train will run from London Euston to Inverness, picking up festival-goers from Birmingham, Derby, York and Newcastle along the way. Music, surprise guests, food, cocktails, games and goody bags are all included in the £225 price tag, as well as a party and VIP access upon arrival at the festival site.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thu 26 Jan, and are priced are as follows:
3 day weekend camping - £159
3 day weekend non camping - £149
3 day weekend camping / non camping student ticket - £145
3 day VIP weekend camping ticket - £209
3 day VIP weekend non camping ticket - £199
3 day Disabled weekend camping - £79.50 – please email firstname.lastname@example.org
3 day Disabled weekend non camping - £74.50 - please email email@example.com
The RockNess Express - £225
Additional travel packages will be available.