RockNess on the search for new band and DJ talent

Scenes at RockNess 2010 by Laura Callan
Scenes at RockNess 2010 by Laura Callan

Rock Ness has launched its annual nationwide talent search, as well as a separate DJ talent competition.

The best 20 artists will perform on the RockNess Sound City Stage across the weekend, with the overall winner being decided after the festival, who will then win a support slot on a UK tour and return to RockNess in 2012.

Bands and artists can submit their entry on Sonic Bids, from which the 20 finalists will be selected, with a public vote then open from 6-15 June, which, along with the judge’s verdicts, will decide the winner. See the RockNess site for more information and to enter.

Meanwhile aspiring DJs should upload their biggest club mix to letsmix, where a public vote will close on 26 May. Six semi-finalists will then do battle at Sub Club on 4 June, with the winner chosen on the night by a combination of judging panel and crowd reaction, who will then get to play a set at the festival. Again, full details regarding entry can be found on the RockNess website.

RockNess 2011 takes place at Dores, Loch Ness, Scotland on 10 – 12 June, with Weekend tickets available now, priced at £149.

Day passes are priced at £59 for Friday, and £64 for Saturday and Sunday tickets.

Kasabian, The Chemical Brothers and Paolo Nutini will headline this year’s event, with Magnetic Man, DJ Shadow, Bombay Bicycle Club and Glasvegas among the other artists set to play.