Rockness 2013 announce the final list of acts to be playing the Festival.

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The “icing on the cake” , the final announcement of Rockness introduces a great smattering of talent to the already impressive bill. It includes London Grammar, the Hannah Reid led band promise “soul drenched, chill-out-esque pop music to lift your heart”. Or to steal a quote from The Guardian “just indie enough for Zane Lowe, just dancey enough for Annie Mac”. Winning Best Live Act of Glastonbury two years in a row,swing/hip-hop duo, The Correspondants bring more than a fair share of chaos to the proceedings. Jakob Banks has had his voice likened to Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye and Louis Armstrong combined with a line in emotional poignant lyrics that have reviewers describing his live act as spine tingling.


Also on the bill are two acts that have been in the Inverness area recently, although the similarities end there for Fatherson and Public Broadcasting Service.PBS have a masterful sense of creativity that has not gone unmissed by reviewers of debut album ‘Inform – Educate – Entertain’; “Artful and evocative” or a “A sampladelic delight” depending on your choice of broadsheet. Fatherson on the other hand the bands rock/ indie/ folk styling have continued to win fans, and with the release of their debut album imminent, 2013 promises much for the boys from Ayrshire.

Veterans of the local dance scene, Filth DJs, make a welcome return to the festival and making their debut are joined by young guns Them & Us, aka Mark and Liam Mackenzie.

Snafu also brings a party to a party with “the love child of Delphic and Daft Punk” Fenech-Soler, the “DJ’s DJ” Hernna Cattaneo, San Franciscan MiMosa, returning Bigfoot’s Tea Party, and finishing off their line-up The Snafu Residents.George Russell of Snafu said of Rockness: “ The memories come flooding back as soon as you arrive and RockNess is like a second home for many people who have now grown up with the festival. It’s great for Snafu to be back and contribute once again to what will be a fantastic weekend for all.”

For all the other previous announcements please see our Rockness news. But please check out the local acts in particular Smile.

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