Rock Ness confirms it will take a year off this summer

published: Thu 20th Mar 2014

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Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June 2013
Clune Farm, Loch Ness, Scotland, IV2 6DP, Scotland MAP
£139 for a weekend camping
daily capacity: 35000
last updated: Mon 20th May 2013

Organisers of Scotland's Rock Ness have confirmed the event will be taking a year out this summer, because of the number of events taking place this year including the World Cup and Commonwealth Games.

The festival will be returning next ear, and organisers promise it will be “bigger and better” than ever before in 2015. Last year saw the festival, which takes place on the scenic banks of Loch Ness in June, celebrate it's 8th edition.

In a statement, the RockNess organisers said: "We'd like to thank you for your support over the last eight years. Due to the addition of a number of events alongside the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games we've decided to take a year off. We're using this break to make the event bigger and better than ever in 2015 so have an amazing summer and see you back at the Loch next year."

eFestivals spoke to Geoff Ellis organiser of another large Scottish festival T in the Park earlier this month about Rock Ness taking a year out, and he didn't think the festival not appearing on the calendar this year would effect other Scottish festivals, saying, "I think festivals have come and gone in Scotland. There’s still a good balance of festivals, there’s still Belladrum, and Wickerman out there, and the small festivals are probably a bit more community focused, but they’re still going strong by all accounts."

"I think there’s still plenty of outdoor music in Scotland, there’s the Glasgow Suummer Sessions towards the end of August as well which is a series of one day concerts. I think there’s plenty of opportunities to see great live music in Scotland, so I think things are pretty healthy."

There has been much speculation since Christmas that event would take stock this year, after reported ticket receipts were down at Rock Ness last year.



Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June 2013
Clune Farm, Loch Ness, Scotland, IV2 6DP, Scotland MAP
£139 for a weekend camping
daily capacity: 35000
last updated: Mon 20th May 2013


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