There aren’t many more spectacular backdrops for a music festival than the world-famous Loch Ness – nestled among the Scottish Highlands and home to RockNess festival – but there are certainly more accessible ones. This is all set to change in 2012 however, with the introduction of the RockNess Express train: your ticket to a world of glorious sound and gorgeous scenery. The service will directly transport festival patrons from London, Derby, York, Birmingham and Newcastle, all the way to Inverness and RockNess itself; what greater convenience could one ask for?
RockNess is about a lot more than just a cross-country train ride though; the festival, now in its seventh year, is playing host to a whole smorgasbord of musical talent, with headliners Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Biffy Clyro, Ed Sheeran and Justice, laying down an impressive standard.
They line up alongside an already talent-laden roster for the weekend including Metronomy, Noah & The Whale, Azealia Banks, Beardyman, Death In Vegas and Busy P.
It’s no wonder the festival won last year’s NME award for Best Small Festival, and it seems that RockNess might just have a few more tricks up its sleeve yet. Keep your eyes peeled as more artists are announced in the coming months.