10TH, 11TH and 12TH JUNE, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 FEB, 2011
ROCKNESS TRIUMPHS AT NME AWARDS!
MOST BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD WINS ‘BEST SMALL FESTIVAL’!
The good times just keep on rolling for RockNess after thrilled organisers walked off with the ‘BEST SMALL FESTIVAL’ accolade at last night’s star-studded NME Awards!
The win marks the second major accolade in less than four months for the monster Highland bash after recently winning the headline ‘LINE UP OF THE YEAR’ at the prestigious UK Festival Awards.
RockNess triumphed against stiff competition with Latitude, Bestival, Underage and Kendal Calling also shortlisted for the hotly contested accolade.
The big win follows hot on the announcement yesterday of a raft of brilliant acts set to Rock the Loch this June alongside headliners KASABIAN, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS and PAOLO NUTINI. They include GLASVEGAS, MARK RONSON, GROOVE ARMADA, THE WOMBATS, KATY B, MAGNETIC MAN, EXAMPLE, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB and WE ARE SCIENTISTS.
Delighted Festival Director Jim King commented, “It’s a huge award for us to win. To be recognised in the category is an honour in itself when you consider the other amazing festivals nominated. I can’t thank everyone enough who work so hard to make RockNess what it is and I’m delighted for our loyal audience. Without them there is no festival and they are the best crowd of any show I’ve worked on in 20 years. This is definitely the ‘YEAR OF THE NESS’ so all climb aboard!”
The festival, staged against the backdrop of iconic Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands is set to attract 40,000 party loving fans this summer.
RockNess 2011 takes place 10-12 June, 2011 in the beautiful village of Dores, close to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.
Exclusive coverage of this year’s festival will be available on BBC ALBA and the BBC iPlayer
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