Kasabian and The Chemical Brothers to headline Rockness 2011

As recipients of one of Britain’s biggest and most respected awards – Q Best Act in the World Today, bestowed upon them at the prestigious Q Music Awards 2010, KASABIAN are without equal and head to RockNess for a Scottish festival exclusive!

With a feast of swaggering anthems and the best pulsating, semi psychedelic grooves on the planet – taken off their last three brilliant albums Kasabian, Empire and West Ryder Lunatic Asylum – this is set to be an unforgettable show.

Last year’s now legendary headline slot at the V festival reaffirmed their ascent to all conquering world domination. Now with ‘the people’s band’ heading to RockNess this will be one of the few chances to also hear brand new material first – fans can expect this supergroup to power their way through a stomping trajectory of anthems sure to stir even Nessie.

Joining KASABIAN, is an act that can well and truly call RockNess home – THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS. Last time Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands played the festival, they unleashed a colossal visual and sonic assault of such magnitude it reverberated the length of the Great Glen. Now in news that will generate elation with fans, they’re heading back!

As worthy winners of this year’s Q Hero Award, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS are without question one of the world’s most potent forces in electronic music. Seven albums in, they remain uncompromising, boundary pushing and peerless. New album Further marks a stunning return to form with sweeping utopian layers and expansive vibes but still enough brutal beats to induce air-punching hysteria. With a dizzying back catalogue of hits and a knack for knowing exactly when to drop the beat for maximum impact, expect heaps of arms-aloft euphoria come June!

Speaking about their return to RockNess, Ed and Tom of THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS said “This will be the first time we have played in Scotland since 2008 and so it’s really exciting to be headlining one of our favourite festivals. RockNess is an amazing place to play and we can’t wait to be back there again”.

Adding to this, RockNess Festival Director Jim King commented “We said last year that we really wanted a big rock band and in Kasabian we have the biggest rock band in the UK today. They’re going to take the roof off. As for The Chemical Brothers, they epitomise everything we ever dreamed about as a RockNess headliner. They are one of my favourite bands of all time, true pioneers and RockNess legends

With KASABIAN and THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS the first headliners to be revealed, and more headline acts to be announced, the summer most definitely starts at RockNess.

RockNess 2011 takes place 10-12 June, 2011 in the village of Dores, close to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. The festival won ‘LINE UP OF THE YEAR’ at last week’s UK Festival Awards for its 2010 extravaganza which saw appearances from a raft of incredible acts including headliners The Strokes. Leftfield and Fatboy Slim.
Music lovers are being encouraged to ‘Respect the ‘Ness’ by taking advantage of ‘GO GREEN’ tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 26 November that include FREE COACH TRAVEL FROM ALL MAJOR CITIES IN THE UK. This follows the instant sell out of the festival’s outrageously good value, computer crashing £99 weekend ticket and amazing Early Bird deal that also sold out.

GO GREEN ticket prices:

£149 – 3 day weekend camping / non camping
£159 – 3 day weekend camping / non camping with coach travel
£135 – 3 day weekend camping / non camping student ticket
£145 – 3 day weekend camping / non camping student ticket with coach travel
£189 – 3 day weekend camping / non camping VIP ticket

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