Jun 11 2010 By Michael Pringle
THE first of the big outdoor Scottish music festivals is almost upon us and the Scottish weather is looking fairly favourable.
Tens of thousands of music lovers will descend on Dores near Inverness this weekend as RockNess kicks off in style.
Friday's line-up will see Norman Cook as his alter ego Fat Boy Slim, Pendulum, Friendly Fires and Enter Shikari all rock the banks of the world famous loch in what promises to be a fantastic weekend. Pendulum's appearance will be a UK festival exclusive and if their performances at last year's T in the Park and Glastonbury are anything to go by then expect carnage in the field as the Scottish crowd should be up for it.
Saturday will see the long awaited return of Leftfield after over a decade away from live performances, complimenting them across the festival site will be an array of bands and artists including; Ian Brown, Aphex Twin, The Dub Pistols, Green Velvet and festival circuit favourites Alabama 3.
And for those still with the energy to burn on Sunday a fantastic line-up will see The Strokes, The Doves, Vampire Weekend, Chase and Status, 2 Many DJs and Pearl and the Puppets all play for the masses and a special mention for the legendary Deborah Harry who will perform with Blondie who still sound as fresh today as they did 30 years ago. www.rockness.co.uk