RockNess 2013 line-up: Example, Basement Jaxx, Madness, The Vaccines

Setting an Example: RockNess launches with an impressive line-upDave Taylor

It’s the announcement festival fans have been waiting for: The RockNess 2013 line-up has been revealed – and it’s pretty impressive.

Example, Basement Jaxx, Madness, The Vaccines, Bombay Bicycle Club, Ellie Goulding, Ben Howard, The Maccabees, Jessie Ware, Camera Obscura and Newton Faulkner are the first names confirmed for the much loved festival, which takes place on June 7-9.

With such an eclectic line-up, there’s something for everyone to party to on the banks of Loch Ness this year.

Festival Director Jim King said: "I'm delighted to announce the first names we're bringing to the party at Loch Ness this summer. We've been working hard behind the scenes to bring you an eclectic line up of the highest calibre acts for which RockNess is synonymous.

“To top it all, we’ve reduced the price of our Weekend Camping tickets by £20 so you can join us at RockNess for less than most other major UK festivals at an amazing value price of £139. We’ve introduced a new Inverness Discount ticket, which is inclusive of all fees to support local businesses in Inverness if you buy over the counter; more details can be found on our website.”

Keen to stress just the beauty of RockNess and highlight the breathtaking backdrop, Jim added: “If you haven't joined us at RockNess before, I promise you it is the best way to kickstart your summer, a completely electric atmosphere, partying in what is probably the most beautiful festival site in the world.

“If you have been to RockNess before then as always I’d like to thank you for your continued support in making it the best festival in Scotland. We've got many more bands and DJ's still to announce, plus another very special headliner, so stay tuned…!”

Tickets for the festival are on sale now. For more information visit

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