Ride the RockNess Express - train details
- Henry Northmore
- 8 May 2012
The Express will pick up festival goers from London, Birmingham, Derby, York and Newcastle
As part of the Year of Creative Scotland, RockNess are offering a unique (and environmentally friendly) way to the festival site on the banks of Loch Ness. The specially chartered train will pick up passengers from London, Birmingham, Derby, York and Newcastle before dropping them off in Inverness on the Thu 7 Jun for priority access to the site before anyone else arrives, with the return journey on Mon 11 Jun.
At a price of £225 including VIP entry to the festival, or £100 upgrade if you already have your RockNess tickets, this is a cheap and convenient way to get to the Highlands from the rest of the UK. But it’s no ordinary train as Bearded Kitten will be playing host with carriage games, a fully stocked bar, Silent Disco played through headsets, magic shows, karaoke trolley, goodie bags and more.
‘The countdown to RockNess will begin at King’s Cross,’ explains Creative Scotland CEO Andrew Dixon, ‘with the RockNess Express showcasing live Scottish music en route to the Highlands.’
So the party starts early for all aboard, however if you fancy taking it easy and just relaxing on the way up north to see headliners Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5 and Biffy Clyro you can take the option of travelling in one of the quiet coaches or just remove your Silent Disco headsets.