Nessie's Rock Ness Report
Taking over the field looking down Loch Ness, the festival has become one of the must-attend events - and not just for Scots. People have travelled from all over the UK to be here.
Making his return was DJ Fat Boy Slim who headlined the original event in 2006. The DJ, real name Norman Cook, admitted he was frustrated at not being tat the festival last year. However, he added, "I am equally happy though to be back this year. It's now so big that it really came as a huge surprise. It's like seeing a child who has sprung up and is now bigger than you."
The festival attendance has grown from around 10,000 to three and a half times that number in just two years, but no further expansion has yet been announced. From a one day festival it has now grown to two days with the site open on the Friday as well. This years event needs six different arenas in addition to the main stage to cater for nearly fifty acts from Razorlight and The View to The Twang and local, unsigned bands.
This years event even saw a speed dating tent and an inflatable church. Most 'weddings' last as long as the festival but it was a real McCoy for Ronald Davidson of Thurso, and Victoria Greig of Paisley who were married by the Findhorn Foundation Marriage Officer, Judith Buttner. After she arrived traditionally late in a golf buggy, the bride and groom tied the knot in the inflatable church.
Nessie Say's:"What a racket the Rock Ness bands made, it woke me up. Once I was awake though I really got into dancing the night away in Dores bay. Rock on Fat Boy Slim. See you next year!".
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