RockNess wins Best Small Festival honour at Shockwaves NME Awards

Scottish festival wins ahead of Latitude and Bestival

RockNess has won the Best Small Festival prize at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011.

The Scottish eventl has come out on top in the category, for which only UK festivals which have capacities of fewer than 50,000 are eligible.

The other nominated festivals were Latitude, Bestival, Underage Festival and Kendal Calling.

This is the first year there has been a prize awarded for Best Small Festival at the awards.

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