Gearing up for the ‘Year of the Ness’, ROCKNESS today reveals a raft of new announcements including a stupendous roll call of NEW LINE UP ADDITIONS, the brand new ‘ROCK N ROLL CIRCUS’, an unmissable celebration of 20 YEARS OF SOMA on the ARCADIA AFTERBURNER and very special parties from our friends at the excellent SNAFU and PROPAGANDA.


Rocketing onto the Main Stage is the Midas of house music LAIDBACK LUKE!  Supercharged with all the big blockbuster beats he can lay his super hero hands on, LUKE will be tearing things up come June where he will be joined by Road to RockNess headliners, THE JAPANESE POPSTARS.


Also hitting up the Main Stage over the weekend will be THE BOXER REBELLION, MORNING PARADE and Kilsyth’s finest, TWILGHT SAD.


Exciting new additions to the Arena line up include the hottest Dubstep duo of the moment and Beatport heroes NERO, who along with the superb SKRILLEX and his bass-bin-crushing dance floor beats, will shake the loch to its core.


Get ready too for an hilarious and screw-face-inducing roller coaster ride through the twisted mind of BEARDYMAN and be amazed by Drum & Bass debonair SUB FOCUS whose adrenalin-fuelled LIVE performance will have the party-loving RockNess crowd jumping.


The ARENA also welcomes the quite superb Glaswegian rockers SONS AND DAUGHTERS, andEdinburgh’s mighty BROKEN RECORDS who with theirjoyous seven piece wall of sound is sure to thrill.  What’s more, London’s alt-indie quintet CHAPEL CLUB, the genre defying JIM JONES REVUE, DOG IS DEAD and SOUND OF GUNS are also announced!



ROCKNESS is thrilled to introduce a totally unique new addition to this year’s festival;  ROCK ‘N ROLL CIRCUS.  Promising to take all who enter on a voyage of discovery, enlightenment and excitement, this brand new arena will offer up a cutting edge programme of magnificent breakthrough musical and comedy talent…before being transformed into a full on, hedonistic RockNess club experience well into the early hours!


RockNess 2011 takes place 10-12 June, 2011 in the village of Dores, close to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.  


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