After what many described as a slimmer and meaner proposition last year and many months of speculation, Rockness have confirmed via Facebook that the event will not be happening this year.


Earlier this year the Rockness team had confirmed via the media that the festival would not be happening in June due to the World Cup. However the Big Weekend, held in Glasgow the fortnight before may also have had an impact on the decision to look for a time later in the year.

Biffy Clyro headlining Rockness 2012
Biffy Clyro headlining Rockness 2012

Rockness 2013 had received mainly positive reviews helped by a more intimate layout and fantastic weather. The promise of a “bigger and better” festival in 2015 may placate the festival’s fans

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