As organisers continue to re-think festival's direction...

Nestled in one of the most striking locations on the festival circuit, RockNess took thousands of music fans to the banks of Loch Ness.

Taking a year out in 2014 due to a congested summer schedule – Scotland was also hosting the Commonwealth Games – RockNess was expected to return in 2015. Sadly, as the Daily Record reports (via STV News), this will not now be the case.

An insider told the Scottish tabloid: "It's with great sadness that we've discovered RockNess will not take place in 2015. It's hoped this isn't the end of the festival and it will come back bigger and stronger next year but obviously there are concerns.”

"There have been some terrific weekends at RockNess and the festival was the biggest of its kind in the Highlands. A lot of people will be very disappointed but the rumours had been flying around for years that the festival wasn't getting the number it needed to thrive.”

"Rather than continue to struggle financially and compete for the biggest names with the UK's other festivals, it seems the organisers have decided to take a step back and regroup."

The news will no doubt sadden fans, with RockNess being responsible for some truly outstanding moments since its inception in 2006. At the 2007 instalment, Daft Punk performed a seminal set in an arena co-hosted by Clash – so wild was the audience reaction that the Parisian robot duo emerged for an incredibly rare encore.

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