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It may be a long way from the South West but organisers of this year’s RockNess festival are offering music fans the chance of free coach travel to and from major UK cities with the purchase of an earlybird ticket. The initiative is partly to encourage people from the far reaches of the UK to try out the new festival but mostly to help reduce carbon emissions and people flying or driving to the festival. The offer follows the immediate sell out of the £99 earlybird tickets.
A spokesman for the festival said: “Understanding the magnitude of the environmental issues festivals can cause, RockNess has taken a mammoth stride in securing a ‘greener’ festival in 2011 by offering free travel from all major cities in the UK. From as little as £135 (£125 student ticket) music fans the length and breadth of the country can guarantee they’ll be Loch Ness-bound for this summer’s massive Highland extravaganza without breaking the bank. What’s more, by using coach travel and choosing to ‘go green’, they’re saving the planet as well as their cash.”
Festival Director Jim King added: “The response to the launch has simply been incredible. The system crashed and we sold out the 3,000 special ’99’ tickets in a day which exceeded all expectations. To cope with continued demand we have now had to go straight into launching the early bird ticket and signs are these too are being snapped up fast. We would urge people to avoid delay in securing their great value Early Bird. For only £135 they can get a 3 day ticket including camping plus free coach travel from all major cities across the UK. For some lucky people this means the actual ticket is even cheaper than the £99 offer. Oh and students even get a discount!”
RockNess, which takes place from June 10 – 12, has already announced that Kasabian, Chemical Brothers and Paolo Nutini will headline the event. Other acts include Frightened Rabbit, DJ Shadow, Magnetic Man, Glasvegas, The Wombats, Annie Mac, The Cribs and more.
More info and tickets at www.rockness.co.uk