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Guest Max Ruddock

First Time Rockness!

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Hi guys,

First time going to RockNess - few questions as there seems to be a limited amount of info around!

I'm coming from Colchester, Essex - a fair 550 miles away. Train from here to Inverness costs around £30 each way with railcard, does anyone know how much it costs for the shuttle bus from Inverness to the festival site?

Does the campsite open up on Thursday? As it seems at the moment, only the RockNess Express get this + VIP?

Why is the booking fees like £20 a ticket?!?!

Cheers

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Booking fees for most events are extortionate!

The Campsite normally opens on Friday at around 10am!

I took the shuttle bus few years back cost about a £10 but I would advise you to get a taxi from Inverness! it works out cheaper and you can book a taxi for the journey back to Inverness! (book one as you will wait for ages if you don't)

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I didn't realise that the RockNess Express people get in on Thursday night! But pretty shite you are forced to take a VIP ticket

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Booking fees for most events are extortionate!

The Campsite normally opens on Friday at around 10am!

I took the shuttle bus few years back cost about a £10 but I would advise you to get a taxi from Inverness! it works out cheaper and you can book a taxi for the journey back to Inverness! (book one as you will wait for ages if you don't)

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I didn't realise that the RockNess Express people get in on Thursday night! But pretty shite you are forced to take a VIP ticket

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I didn't realise that the RockNess Express people get in on Thursday night! But pretty shite you are forced to take a VIP ticket

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Why is it shite to have a VIP ticket?

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If I was coming from London area (which Essex is) then definately the Rockness Express would be my choice...

All day party on the train, entertainment, booze, shuttle bus to site, early entry on the Thursday, VIP tickets... sounds good!

Surprised no one is moaning there is no option to do this from Scotland lol

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If I was coming from London area (which Essex is) then definately the Rockness Express would be my choice...

All day party on the train, entertainment, booze, shuttle bus to site, early entry on the Thursday, VIP tickets... sounds good!

Surprised no one is moaning there is no option to do this from Scotland lol

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Just about p*ssed that there's a £30 booking fee on it meaning near on £260! Gonna be harder to convince more of my friends. Reckon they'd mind us being 17 on the train? Most of us look about 20 anyway..

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Did notice it did say strictly over 18s on the webpage! So not sure if they would be ID'ing or not, but doubt it to be fair if you don't look 12 you should be ok! Doubt they would take your money off you then leave you stranded in London

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I think its over 18s just cos there is free cocktails and stuff.. nothing we can't handle eh? ;) just can't get over the booking fee, £30 a ticket means for 600 seats - they're gonna be making £18k just from selling them! anyone know if their available in store or anywhere else for cheaper?

Also, what time does the music usually go on till?

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Music on Friday and Saturday goes on till about 2am I think (normally pretty drunk by then) then party through the night at the campsite!

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Howard's end 2010...vaguely remember them playing the classics till about 3...need that back, what's such a great laugh for the end of the night!

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Nice! I seem to remember if you go back to the campsite after a certain time you wont get back in the arena? Maybe that's just Sunday night (im nae sure, always has been an awful blur at that time of night!)

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Pretty sure the Afterburner had music till 2/3am last year.

It's £20 because AEG enjoying fleecing us.

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Pretty sure my mates last year who went said there was some student deal of £145 with coach travel from the main cities?

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It's £20 because AEG enjoying fleecing us.

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If I was travelling up from Engladshire I'd definately be getting The Rockness Express, sounds like a great deal!

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There is a scottish option. once you go into the 'buy a ticket section' the other options become available. scotland is the green route.

All codes will expire on Friday 25th May 2012 at midnight so all travel must be booked by then The cost of the ticket includes a general weekend camping ticket. Pick up will be Friday, drop off on Monday.

Zone 1: YELLOW: Inverness

Zone 2: BLUE: Aviemore, Elgin, Huntly, Nairn, Perth, Forres, Pitlochry

Zone 3: GREEN: Dundee, Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Stirling, Glasgow, Edinburgh

Zone 4: RED: London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Sheffield

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Oh wait.... it says coach only. sorry. should think before i speak post.

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Can you add travel after you've paid for your tickets already

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Yeah i defo read that somewhere. have a wee hunt around

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When I went up to Rockness 2010 I got the train from Edinburgh, I stayed in Inverness for the night, why dont you just use one of the hostels there for the Thursday night, there is also a good Efest meet up in one of the bars in town for the Thursday too. Come Friday loads of shuttle buses to the fest.

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The Arcadia Afterburner is on til 3AM, then silent disco until 5! its a 10 deposit for a headset, with plenty to go round. At most other festivals once the main acts are finished, its spend your money on over priced fairground rides or head back to the camp site!

Despite the hefty booking fee, Rock ness offers excellent Value for money by today's festival standards. In my opinion anyway!

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