ROCKNESS DAY TICKETS ON SALE

click to go to Rockness websiteIt’s shaping up to be this summer’s most exciting festival line up, not to mention the most mindblowingly beautiful, and things just moved up a gear with the double whammy that the award winning RockNess DAY TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY (Friday 2 March) … perfectly timed to coincide with the latest amazing acts also announced today. What’s more, for the FIRST SEVEN DAYS of day tickets going on sale there will be NO BOOKING FEE! Rejoice music lovers!

Demand for the day tickets is expected to be sky high and fans are being advised to secure the must-have briefs early – especially as organisers are staying true to the festival’s unbeatable value ethos. Not only will booking fees be waived for the introductory first seven days, DAY TICKET PRICES REMAIN THE SAME AS LAST YEAR.

Kicking things off on the Friday, and for a DAY TICKET PRICE OF £59 / £85 (VIP), the magnificent MUMFORD & SONS bring their electrifying live show to Loch Ness. With countless acknowledgements across the Grammy’s, Brits and Mercury Prize, the energy laden music of these multi instrumentalist marvels is real, authentic and simply stunning. Expect a rousing Main Stage headline performance as this band of brothers get RockNess 2012 off to a jubilant start.

In a groundbreaking new initiative, RockNess has joined forces with MUMFORD & SONS to guarantee fans get the best value for money possible by making FRIDAY DAY TICKETS available to buy with no booking fee exclusively via the WWW.MUSICGLUE.COM/ROCKNESS website.

Speaking about the new fan friendly gesture, Festival Director Jim King commented, “I’m not sure if it’s been done before at a festival or not but what I suppose we are saying is that if you want to buy a Friday ticket to see Mumford & Sons, then speak to Mumford & Sons. When we booked the band we knew how important pricing and ticketing was to them and we’d seen how they’d operated their own tour ticketing which I was impressed with. We just felt it important that we support what they believe in and so came up with the idea of giving them all of the Friday tickets to sell themselves.

With them having something already set up with ticketing company Music Glue, it made it a lot easier to put this in place as a trial run for this year. The fans will know that what goes on sale is the full ticket quota and that no one is holding anything back or diverting primary to secondary. The other acts really support it as well and whilst we will sell the other day tickets through our normal channels (this year?), we’ve already made the pledge that RockNess does not place tickets into the secondary market. To help genuine fans to sell their tickets ethically, we will also be joining The Ticket Trust.”

A dazzling spectacular of technical wizardry and kaleidoscopic visuals is the treat lined up by Saturday’s Main Stage headliner DEADMAU5, and for a DAY TICKET PRICE OF £64 / £85 (VIP) the experience of shock and awe created by one of the world’s biggest electronic artists is promised. Famed for his brand of progressive dance that has been shaking enormodomes across the planet, the Grammy-nominated, Billboard-topping superstar DJ and producer is seriously hot property and his live show is HUGE.

As one of the very best live bands around, BIFFY CLYRO are at the top of their game. A decade long assault on the globe’s live music circuit and a five album-strong catalogue heavy on blistering, fist pumping anthems has seen to that. Now, this summer the Ayrshire trio’s rise to rock glory will be acknowledged as the band – in their first ever Scottish festival headline slot – bring RockNess 2012 to a truly unmissable finale. Fans fast enough to secure their DAY TICKET PRICED AT £64 / £85 (VIP) are sure to witness a seminal moment in Scottish music history.

As with Friday day tickets, NO BOOKING FEE will apply to Saturday or Sunday day tickets for the first seven days and can be purchased via http://www.rockness.co.uk

Lining up alongside this year’s headliners is a roll call of sublime talent including: ED SHEERAN, JUSTICE, FRIENDLY FIRES, THE VIEW, METRONOMY, NOAH & THE WHALE, THE DRUMS, ANNIE MAC, DAVE CLARKE, CHIC featuring NILE RODGERS, MYLO, ETIENNE DE CRECY, FRESH/LIVE, WRETCH 32, ZANE LOWE, MYSTERY JETS, KASSIDY, JACQUES LE CONT, BEARDYMAN, AZEALIA BANKS, DEATH IN VEGAS, TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS and many, many more!

See website for full line-up, and very latest new announcements.

www.rockness.co.uk

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