Assessed by the Local Authority, Police and Emergency Services, the summary highlights the three day festival’s numerous positive achievements generated by rigorous action taken by organisers to keep antisocial behaviour away from rockness.
Over 30,000 music fans attended RockNess across the whole weekend and an increase in Community Policing and the general security operation is credited as making a real and positive effect on the festival ensuing in a drop in crime across key areas. It has also been noted that levels of tent theft at RockNess in comparison to other festivals is regarded to be one of the lowest.
Other notable achievements include a reduction in medical incidents across the site from the previous year as well as a fall in the number of people taken to hospital.
Overall, police say RockNess 2010 saw one of the lowest levels of reported crime with the good natured crowd enjoying a weekend of festival fun and exceptional music from world class acts including The Strokes, Leftfield, Blondie, Ian Brown, Doves, Plan B and Fatboy Slim in a trouble free & friendly environment.
Speaking about the debrief findings, Festival Director Jim King said, “Rockness is about great music and having fun. Ensuring that RockNess remains as one of the UK’s most enjoyable festivals to attend will always be our focus and these results just go to show what an amazing crowd we have. I’d like to thank our security team and Northern Constabulary for the massive effort they make to ensure RockNess does not go down the path of some other shows that suffer antisocial behaviour.”
Plans are already well under way to guarantee the fifth RockNess next summer is extra special, including more active measures to reinforce the SafeNess message, and organisers are advising festival goers to watch the website for updates coming soon.