RockNess festival cancelled

The Scottish event will not take place in 2014

RockNess festival has been cancelled.

The event, which last year took place in early June, is taking a break this year, organisers confirmed on Facebook.

The three-day bash on the banks of Loch Ness usually pulls in crowds of around 35,000, but promoters said that because it would be up against the World Cup and Commonwealth Games, the decision had been made to take a year off.

“We’d like to thank you for your support over the last eight years,” the statement reads. “Due to the addition of a number of events alongside the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games we’ve decided to take a year off. We’re using this break to make the event bigger and better than ever in 2015 so have an amazing summer and see you back at the Loch next year!”

RockNess 2013 saw performances from The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Bombay Bicycle Club, Jessie Ware and Example. Other acts to have played the event over the years include Ellie Goulding, Biffy Clyro and Mumford & Sons.