RockNess festival in Scotland cancelled for second year in a row

It is thought organisers were struggling to make ends meet

RockNess festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to financial problems.

The three-day event, which had taken place every June since 2006 on the shores of Scotland’s Loch Ness, was cancelled last year so that it did not clash with the FIFA World Cup and the Commonwealth Games.

Though the festival was scheduled to go ahead this year as normal, it is thought that organisers were struggling to make the event financially viable.

The last RockNess in 2013 was headlined by Example, Plan B and Basement Jaxx, who performed alongside other big name acts including Madness, Bombay Bicycle Club and The Vaccines. No details have been released on plans to host RockNess next year.

Earlier this week, organisers of Sonisphere festival also announced that the festival will not take place this year due to a struggle to put together a line-up deemed “good enough”. “Unfortunately our last irons in the fire have just been extinguished and it’s clear that we won’t be in a position to run the event this year. We’ve said in the past that Sonisphere will only go ahead if we feel it is going to be good enough and that hasn’t changed,” festival organisers said in a statement.