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10th December 2010

Kasabian reveal that new material will be played at their RockNess headline gig

Loch Ness festival fans will be among the first to hear new Kasabian material!

It’s promising to be the ‘Year of the ‘Ness’ and Kasabian, who headline the monster three day RockNess festival next June have just added serious buzz by revealing the bash in the Scottish Highlands will be one of the first opportunities to hear brand new material live!
Speaking to NME, Serge Pizzorno said fans should expect some new additions to the setlist. When asked if Kasabian would be playing new songs at RockNess, Pizzorno replied: "Definitely. There may even be something out by then too. I'd like there to be. I’d love to have something out because it always gets you going when you’re playing the new shit."

Pizzorno was speaking around the release of London Boulevard, the British film he has composed the soundtrack for. He said that some of the material from the soundtrack may influence new Kasabian songs.

"There may be a tune or so from the film that could surface too," he said. "In some ways, the film and the score might be almost a little glimpse into what will happen with the band in the future."

With a feast of swaggering anthems and the best pulsating, semi psychedelic grooves on the planet, Kasabian at RockNess is set to be an unforgettable show as the Leicester heroes power their way through a stomping trajectory of anthems sure to stir even Nessie.

RockNess Festival Director Jim King commented, “It’s very exciting news as there’s nothing better than hearing your favourite band’s new material. It really sounds like the band are making RockNess a must see gig for their fans.”

Joining Kasabian, is an act that can well and truly call RockNess home – The Chemical Brothers. Last time Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands played the festival, they unleashed a colossal visual and sonic assault of such magnitude it reverberated the length of the Great Glen. Now in news that is generating elation with fans, they’re heading back for the first gig in Scotland since 2008. Ed and Tom said “it’s really exciting to be headlining one of our favourite festivals. RockNess is an amazing place to play and we can’t wait to be back there again”. Expect heaps of arms-aloft euphoria come June!

Completing the Main Stage headliners is Paolo Nutini who promises to bring RockNess to a spectacular close on the Sunday in a massive landmark homecoming gig. Nutini’s reputation for blistering, crowd rousing live performances has seen him electrify audiences across the globe and festival organisers are inviting fans the length and breadth of the country to do whatever it takes to join this unmissable, once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
As the first major UK festival of the summer, RockNess will also be one of the first opportunities for fans to hear tracks off Paolo’s much-anticipated third album, which is being recorded at present and scheduled for a 2011 release. Commenting on his headline gig at iconic Loch Ness Paolo Nutini said, “I am buzzing at the prospect. I don’t know what to expect but everyone I know has come back with loads of stories to tell. I hope I will be the same!”.

RockNess 2011 takes place 10-12 June, 2011 in the village of Dores, close to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.
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