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Jun

Step Away From The Computer #5: RockNess

The organisers of ROCKNESS have a habit of plucking headliners a decade after their heyday. They had Fatboy Slim in 2006, The Chemical Brothers and Manic Street Preachers in 2007, Fatboy Slim (again) and Underworld in 2008 and now The Prodigy and Placebo in 2009.

Given that RockNess has become a rare, lasting success story on the Scottish music festival calendar, there’s clearly a lot of people in the Highlands just gagging for a 90s dance revival.

Location:
Dores, near Inverness.

Fascinating fact:
This will be the third straight year The Cuban Brothers have played RockNess.

Date:

Friday, June 12 – Sunday, June 14.

Weather forecast:

Festival history:
This is its fourth year.

Total number of acts:
125

Cost of a ticket:
£152

So each act is worth:
£1.22

Big-hitters:
The Flaming LipsBasement JaxxDizzee RascalOrbitalThe ProdigyBiffy ClyroPlaceboSuper Furry Animals.

Organiser’s propaganda:
“The most beautiful festival in the world.”

Must-hear:
Saturday
4Just JackEmbers (Main Stage)
4Super Furry AnimalsSomething 4 The Weekend (Fat Sam’s Stage)
4Frightened RabbitBe Less Rude (Fat Sam’s Stage)
4The WallbirdsThe Avenue (Fat Sam’s Stage)
Sunday
4Biffy ClyroDrop It (Main Stage)
4The Wombats - My Circuitboard City (Main Stage)
4Official Secrets ActSo Tomorrow (Main Stage)
4PlaceboEvery You Every Me (Clash Arena)
4DotjrUse Somebody (Kings Of Leon cover) (GoNorth Stage)

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