RockNess – 3 day lineup announced*Mark Ronson*Groove Armada*Kasabian*Katy B*Fake Blood

Posted on 24 February 2011
By Pierce King
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People waiting to rock the Loch. Peep this… RockNess have revealed the stellar list of talent at the top of their game in all genres for this summer’s monster party.

Joining headliners Kasabian on the Main Stage for Friday’s festivities is Northern Ireland’s music-mad trio – Two Door Cinema Club.

For a rare treat electro masters Groove Armada bring a brand new and exciting performance concept Red Light to the glorious backdrop of Loch Ness.

News that Californian turntablist DJ Shadow will be spinning in Scotland has Hip Hop heads salavating with excitement. His recent collaborations include Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Mike D of The Beastie Boys.

Promising to summon dancing feet to the floor is RockNess favourite and Grammy Award winner Mark Ronson who returns with his magnificent record collection.

Joining Saturday’s headliners The Chemical Brothers, is one of the country’s biggest cult indie bands The Cribs.

Also ripping up RockNess Saturday with their ground breaking LIVE show are dubstep pioneers, ground-breakers, scene-changers and move-makers Magnetic Man.

Topping off Saturday for now, is a dope ass legend, who needs no introduction… Howard Marks is back. Once again swapping rolling for spinning as he steps up to the decks and takes us on a rich musical nirvana.

Staying true to the eclectic RockNess music policy, Sunday’s headline act is Scotland’s finest Paolo Nutini – joined by countrymen Glasvegas.

Unapologetically upbeat Liverpool idols The Wombats with their dark yet exuberant and infectious alt pop will be the ideal soundtrack for RockNess as the monster party heads into day three. a welcome return to satisfy even the most addicted-to-electro fiends.

Representing the ladies is the sublime Lissie who has been praised far and wide for her incredible natural talent by the music industry’s mightiest star makers.

Joining Lissie is a female force firmly on a trajectory to the top, the indomitable Dubstep force KATY B.

Set to shake off any Sunday weariness is the electronic duo Simian Mobile Disco. Also hitting the RockNess crowd live is one of the most talked-about DJs and producers on the electro scene Fake Blood, perfectly poised to generate a kinetically-charged atmosphere.

RockNess director Jim King said: “We’re very happy to announce these amazing and exciting new acts.

“There are quality bands and DJs from all genres of music and this is just the start with many more acts still to be revealed.”

RockNess 2011 takes place 10-12 June, 2011 in the village of Dores, close to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

Friday:
KASABIAN / Two Door Cinema Club /
Groove Armada presents Red Light / DJ Shadow
Mark Ronson DJ set / Annie Mac / Erol Alkan / Zane Lowe / Brother

Saturday:
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS / The Cribs / Frightened Rabbit / Magnetic Man / Example / Howard Marks

Sunday:
PAOLO NUTINI / Glasvegas / The Wombats / We Are Scientists / Lissie / Katy B / Boys Noize / Simian Mobile Disco / Fake Blood LIVE / DJ Yoda /
Rob da Bank / Optimo / The Cuban Brothers

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