FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR ROCKNESS 2013

first-lineup

EXAMPLE * BASEMENT JAXX * MADNESS * THE VACCINES * BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB * BEN HOWARD * ELLIE GOULDING * THE MACCABEES * JESSIE WARE * CAMERA OBSCURA * NEWTON FAULKNER

 

RockNess 2013 launches today with an announcement of quality and depth, and in keeping with the eclectic signature synonymous with the festival, a tantalising flavour of 2013’s hottest rising stars. For more information about each artist, click on the Artists tab at the top of this page.

Speaking about this year’s launch announcement, Festival Director Jim King saidI’m delighted to announce the first names we’re bringing to the party at Loch Ness this summer. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring you an eclectic line up of the highest calibre acts for which RockNess is synonymous. To top it all, we’ve reduced the price of our Weekend Camping tickets by £20 so you can join us at RockNess for less than most other major UK festivals at an amazing value price of £139. We’ve introduced a new Inverness Discount ticket, which is inclusive of all fees to support local businesses in Inverness if you buy over the counter; more details can be found on our website.

If you haven’t joined us at RockNess before, I promise you it is the best way to kickstart your summer, a completely electric atmosphere, partying in what is probably the most beautiful festival site in the world. If you have been to RockNess before then as always I’d like to thank you for your continued support in making it the best festival in Scotland.  We’ve got many more bands and DJ’s still to announce, plus another very special headliner, so stay tuned…!”

Tickets on sale 9AM MONDAY!

We can proudly announce the news you’ve all been waiting for (aside from the line up) – RockNess 2013 tickets go on sale 9am this Monday 28th January.

If that isn’t enough, we’re bringing back the £99 ticket for all you loyal RockNess fans! But you’ll have to be quick, because these cheap tickets are very limited – when they’re gone they’re gone!  Once one tier sells out we move straight onto the next tier of tickets – see our handy outline below! And yes, if you’ve noticed, we’ve lowered our standard ticket price by £20 for 2013!


3 Day Weekend + Camping Prices:

Tier 1 – £99* (Limited Friends of RockNess ticket)

Tier 2 – £129* (Limited Earlybird ticket)

Tier 3 – £139* (Standard full price ticket)

Tier 4 – £149* (Last Chance advance ticket)


Once Tier 3 is reached you’ll also be able to buy Student, Payment Plan and Inverness Discount Tickets.  What is this Inverness Discount, we hear you ask?  To help support local businesses in Inverness, from Wednesday 30th January you’ll be able to buy tickets over the counter at Ironworks and Cafferys INCLUSIVE OF ALL FEES!  This gives you a saving of up to £15 on this year’s prices, which equates to a whopping average saving of £30 on 2012 prices!  Again, you need to get in quickly because these tickets are limited.


Attention all VIPs – not only are we holding the tickets at last year’s price of £209* we’re also giving you MORE! From 9am on Monday you can buy a  VIP Weekend 4 Day Camping Ticket giving you access on site from Thursday evening for just £229* – that’s only an extra £20!!  But hurry, we can only accommodate a limited number of people for Thursday’s private party!

So whatever type of ticket you’re after be here at 9am on Monday to get the cheapest price, because once they’re gone they’re not coming back!

Click the TICKETS tab on this site for full information about all ticket types.

*excludes fees

ROCKNESS NOMINATED FOR 3 AWARDS IN UK FESTIVAL AWARDS 2012

The first major Festival Awards of the year have arrived and RockNess has been nominated for Best Medium Sized Festival, Best Headline Performance (Biffy Clyro) and Best Toilets.

Please show your support for RockNess and VOTE NOW! You have until Weds 31st Oct

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ukfa2012

ROCKNESS 2012 ON CHANNEL4!

If you haven’t had a chance to come to RockNess this year – don’t worry, all is not lost. If you were there, here’s a chance to relive the fantastic moments! For all of you, Channel4 will air the RockNess highlights this week, on 1:15 AM Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Definitely worth staying up to get a bit of that festival feeling again!

The show will also be available for 7 days after the broadcast on the 4oD website – for all those of you who can’t make it that late into the night… And those hungry for even more of the RockNess magic.

ROCKNESS TRIUMPHS AT THE SCOTTISH EVENT AWARDS

RockNess beat off stiff competition last night at the prestigious Scottish Event Awards to scoop two major accolades –Best Large Festival and the headline Event Management Grand Prix.

Hosted by top comedian Des Clarke, and judged by a distinguished panel of industry experts, the glittering show in Glasgow, presented by The Drum and EventScotland, brought together the cream of the Scottish events industry.

The shortlist for Best Large Festival saw RockNess nominated alongside heavyweight international events including Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Glasgow Film Festival and The Tall Ships Races. And in a surprise announcement made as the grand finale to the ceremony, judges accorded RockNess the headline Event Management Grand Prix accolade in recognition of the festival’s vision and creativity, pace of growth, and impact in promoting Scotland internationally.

Festival Director Jim King commented  “What a great night for the festival.  Thanks to Event Scotland and Creative Scotland for their support, and to all our staff for their hard work on the show. Special thanks goes to our loyal customers for coming and sharing their good times with us every June. ”

ROCKNESS NOMINATED AT SCOTTISH EVENT AWARDS!

Finalists revealed….and RockNess is one!

We are over the moon to be nominated at this year’s prestigious Scottish Event Awards – staged by The Drum – in the Best Large Festival category.

The Grand Finale is in Glasgow on 6 September and we’re up against stiff competition with the Glasgow Film Festival, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and The Tall Ships Races, but everything’s crossed for the big night so watch this space!

And massive thanks to all of YOU for making RockNess so amazing and getting us to the final.