added: 31 Jan 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
RockNess 2013 launches today with an announcement of quality and depth, and in keeping with the eclectic signature synonymous with the festival, a tantalising flavour of 2013's hottest rising stars.
First up, with a knack for dispensing ridiculously catchy chart toppers, EXAMPLE's live shows, complete with full band, are back-to-back, energy packed affairs.
Few live acts shout 'party' more than chief shindig instigators BASEMENT JAXX, and we are delighted to announce the ringleaders are back and heading to Dores this June.
Having now attained national treasure status, MADNESS bring their inimitable nutty magic to The Highlands. 'One Step Beyond', 'House of Fun', 'Baggy Trousers', 'Our House', 'It Must Be Love'. in now signature RockNess style, this promises to be the festival's mass sing-along moment of 2013.
Predicted to 'help usher in a new era for guitar music' with a sound described as 'fantastic, exhilarating and exciting', THE VACCINES are fast track sealing their status as rock 'n' roll icons.
Winners of the Best New Band award at 2010's NME Awards, and Ivor Novello-nominated for second album 'Flaws' in 2011, BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB have arrived proper style with third album 'A Different Kind of Fix', a lesson in how to work a groove to glorious genre slicing effect. Witness the remarkable evolution this June,
Extolling the finest virtues of a modern day troubadour, singer songwriter BEN HOWARD is one of the brightest talents to emerge in recent times.
Since bagging the BRIT Awards' Critics Choice in 2010, ELLIE GOULDING has shape shifted from the sparkly pop of debut album 'Lights' to the more bombastic but equally magical follow up of 'Halycon', released late 2012.
THE MACCABEES posses the kind of heroic force that heavy touring has beefed them up for. Gutsy and honest, the band's latest album 'Given to the Wild' was Mercury nominated in 2012. Check them out and see why for yourself.
Next up, RockNess is absolutely delighted to announce the stunning sound of JESSIE WARE will be gracing Dores.
CAMERA OBSCURA and NEWTON FAUKLNER's distinct sound finish off the first round of the line-up.
For more information about all ticket types go to WWW.ROCKNESS.CO.UK