RockNess add Bombay Bicycle Club to their all-star lineup

Posted on 10 May 2011
By Rick Shaw
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Boasting a lineup of stellar proportions including indie heavyweights Kasabian and The Chemical Brothers, Paolo Nutini, The Wombats, Example, Magnetic Man, Glasvegas, RockNess is set to announce even more new acts to this year’s bill.

Set on the idyllic banks of Loch Ness from June 10th to 12th, RockNess is upping the ante for the multi-award winning festival in the ‘Year of the Ness’.

RockNess Organiser Jim King said: “We’re really pleased to announce that Bombay Bicycle Club will be performing at RockNess. They fit perfectly into the Saturday Goldenvoice arena and are really great live band to catch at the festival.”

With their third album slated for release in June, Bombay Bicycle Club will be making the journey to Dores to wow the RockNess crowd on Saturday 11th June with a mix of their eagerly anticipated brand new material and classic tracks from their first two critically acclaimed albums.

Built around Jack Steadman’s uniquely compelling vocals, Bombay Bicycle Club’s live momentum has made them one of the UK’s brightest young bands.

Folk-rock trio Sparrow and the Workshop will also be on hand on the Sunday at RockNess to showcase their ethereal and electric musical brew. Comprising an American, a Welshman and a Scotsman, the threesome distils pop, rock and traditional folk that spans the globe into a truly haunting and beautiful live spectacle.

San Franciscan alt-electro three-piece Afghan Raiders are confirmed to join the party, also playing on the Sunday. Colliding dance vibes with classic punk rock riffs and pop melodies Afghan Raiders can effortlessly get a crowd jumping with their high octane live show.

Manchester based ambient techno purveyor Callum Wright AKA D/R/U/G/S is set to bring his lush DIY electronica to the party. One of the most buzzed about bands of the last six months, D/R/U/G/S’ MPC fuelled excursions into widescreen dance music of all flavours has made him a top tip for those in the know.

Finally, Ireland’s hotly tipped Funeral Suits will be demonstrating just why they’ve been enjoying the support of some of alternative music’s biggest players on Saturday. Expansive and heavy without being overpowering the trio’s debut album has been produced by the legendary Stephen Street and their debut single is already getting support from Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens, marking them out as ones to watch.

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