Rockness 2012 have announced a catalogue of acts to compliment their previous announcement (see Biffy Clyro, Mumford & Sons and Co for Rockness 2012)

The new announcement includes:

FRIENDLY FIRES * DAVE CLARKE * THE DRUMS * JACQUES LU CONT * THE RAPTURE * ANNIE MAC * MYLO * ZANE LOWE *  KNIFE PARTY  * KASSIDY * ADMIRAL FALLOW * MYSTERY JETS * JAKWOB * CLAUDE VON STROKE * ANIMAL FARM * JAPANESE POPSTARS * LITTLE COMETS * LUCY ROSE * PORTER ROBINSON * BASTILLE * TO KILL A KING * THE DRAYMIN

Special Guest are The View with the first comedian being announced being Tim Minchin.

There are indeed a strong Scottish contingent with Kassidy, Admiral Fallow and of curse the special guests The View. However it is the plans for Mylo that standout as he will be bringing his EPP party to the Highlands With a host of guest DJ friends to be revealed, “expect a full scale hip wiggling, nu disco inferno mixed up with trademark genius throwbacks from the beat loving electro wizard.”

Tim Minchin’s announcement also reasserts the festivals commitment to comedy and harks back to the the 2010 inclusion of Kevin Bridges. Minchin’s unique signature of intellectually provocative wit set against a sweeping musical backdrop, led by the barefoot balladeer on his grand piano, is irresistible.

Jim King commented:

We’re delighted to announce these latest Acts for RockNess. Friendly Fires are one of my favourite bands and they’re going to light up Sunday night. Tim Minchin is simply a genius. Brett’s been working hard for two years to get Tim up to The Highlands and you’ve all got to make sure you see his show, it’s going to be one of the highlights of the weekend. The View are going to kill it on Saturday and we have some very special activity lined up with the band in the coming months ahead of RockNess. Watch this space!. I can’t wait to see Kassidy and The Drums as well.

Mylo was there with us at the very start and it feels really great to have one of Scotland’s finest electronic artists back at Dores. Dave Clarke is a legend in every sense of the word. He personifies everything that needs to be said about quality techno and it’s an absolute honour to have him back too. We have more announcements coming very soon including both the Sub Club Sound System and the full Soma Records lineup so stay tuned!”

The festival have also clearly identified the day splits which makes interesting reading as it gives a great sense of themed days:

rockness 2012

With the promise of more acts, we can’t help but think that there will be a few tricks still up the organisers’ sleeves.

Please also check out the local acts that have been announced  see Local DJs on Rockness 2012 Line Up

Tickets are available via www.rockness.co.uk.

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