Rock Ness Recommendations

Posted on June 5, 2012


Yesterday I posted some festival information and my Ten Reasons Why Rock Ness Will Be Great, if you fancy having a recap of that then just click here.

Now it’s time for some musical recommendations and we’ve got a selection of established, up and coming, Scottish and overall just fantastic outfits for you to check out over the weekend.

If you get the opportunity to catch any of these I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Feel free to let us know what you plan on seeing either here or on the social networks.


Admiral Fallow

Main Stage – The beautiful folk tones of Admiral Fallow will open the main stage, and with triumphant second album Tree Bursts In Snow having just been released it’s the perfect time to be catching them.

Animal Farm

Arcadia UFO – Glasgow institution and Subclub residents Animal Farm will be opening the Soma run stage with a mammoth 4 hour set.


Howards End (10pm) – Experimental electronica from Scotland with real life moving parts, i.e. a band set up. Expect flits from pop to dance, and overall a fantastic time.


Clash Arena – Producer and label owner who is massive in the dubstep world


The Rapture

Main Stage – Electro post-punkers The Rapture just ooze style, and it would probably not feel right if they were from anywhere other than New York City. Spanning a 15 year career the band has a varied and hefty back catalogue.

Bigfoots’s Tea Party

Kopparberg Kube – Unique collective Bigfoot’s will be teaming up with Aberdeen club Snafu to bring their imaginative club experience to Rock Ness for a second year.


Main Stage – Vocal genius Beardyman will deliver the perfect festival beats on the main stage.


Clash Arena – After a bit of time out, Fyfe Dangerfield and co. are back, and it doesn’t seem like the band’s popularity has waned one bit. They’re a hard act to pin down, and that’s what makes them a must see.


Lucky Me Presents

Kapparberg Kube – Record label born in Glasgow that brings roster members S-Type, The Blessings and Dema for what is sure to be a memorable showcase.

Be Like Pablo

Howards End – This Forres outfit are sure to bring a bit of Sunday joy with their gloriously catchy powerpop efforts.

Tiger and Woods

Arcadia UFO – Production duo will unleash their brand of disco to the final day of Rock Ness – a perfect remedy to any ailing party animals.


Clash Arena – Errors will fly the Scottish electronica flag proudly, and new album Have Some Faith In Magic should get a good airing, and this can only be a good thing.

Friendly Fires

Main Stage – The penultimate main stage act and an absolute party band, expect to see the usual band numbers swell as Friendly Fires go full-out for festival season.

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