Additional bands added to the line-up for Rockness 2012.


The announcement has seen, Paul Weller endorsed, The Rifles added to the bill. Their third album, ‘Freedom Run’ was described by the NME as “good a guitar-pop set as you’ll hear all year: bright harmonies, brighter guitars, string stabs, handclaps and every classic songwriter trick in the book.” The quality continues with Guillemots described as “Multi-national, multi-instrumentalist and multi-talented” it is certainly hard to ignore the Mercury Prize and Brit nominated band and of course charismatic frontman Fyfe Dangerfield.

The Internet consists of hip hop soul duo consisting of female DJ, singer and producer Syd Tha Kyd and producer Matt Martians, with Rockness being their first visit to Scotland. Louisa Rose Allen, aka Foxes, brings the 22 year old up to the area from her home in Southampton. The singer has drawn comparisons with Ellie Goulding and Marina & the Diamonds with her sound being described as “electro pop eat your heart out. Foxes’ sound will no doubt attract many”.

Also on the bill are Stealing Sheep are an all-female Liverpool trio whose influence of 60’s psychedelic rock and pop can be clearly heard across their beautifully crafted songs and unusual instrumentation, She will be joined by  Charlotte O’Connor, her debut album ‘For Kenny’  has been described as “romantic and fun with a lot of energy” .

The final announcement on the bill are Inverness/ Dingwall 4 piece, but then followers of invernessgigs new that already (see here).

The nice folk at Rockness have also announced the day splits for the acts (see here). See all our previos coverage of Rockness 2012 here.

RockNess 2012 takes place 8-10 June, 2012 in the village of Dores, full details of tickets are available at

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