Rockness has claimed “Best Small Festival” for the second year in a row from the NME Awards.

RockNess 2010 Crowd. Picture by Paul Campbell 1

Facing off against the likes of Latitude, Kendal Calling, Hop Farm and Field Day, Rockness has pocketed the “Best Small Festival” award.

Jubilant Festival Director Jim King said “This is amazing. Thanks to everyone at NME and to everyone who took the time to vote for us. For those who have been to the festival before thank you so much for your support and please now spread the word. There’s something going on in The Highlands and we want you to come to our party. Out with the Old and in with the New. Bring on June, Bring on the Afterburner, Bring on Soma Records and Sub Club, Bring on the Mumfords and the Mau5. ‘mon the Biffy!. Lets wake the Monster. I can’t wait!”

And with the next announcement on it’s way, the timing couldn’t get better.

Tickets for this year are on sale now, please check out www.Rockness.co.uk for details.

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