May 20 2010 By Michael Pringle
THE summer music festivals are almost upon us and the first major one of the year is only three weeks away.
RockNess will take place at Dores on the banks of Loch Ness on June 11, 12 and 13.
Gracing the stage across the weekend will be Blondie, Leftfield, The Strokes, Pendulum and a whole host of others.
Festival organisers are offering one lucky person the opportunity to enthrall thousands of festival goers with his DJ'ing skills and close the festival.
A judging panel of some of the most respected operators in the business including RockNess festival director Jim King, Soma Records boss Dave Clarke and Sub Club supremo Harri will decide the hotly contested shortlist of entrants. Shortlisted names will get to DJ at a number of excitement-charged heats across Scotland later this month PLUS coveted slots at RockNess parties in cool style emporium Cruise.
One winner from each regional heat will then be picked before all finalists rock the legendary Bollywood Arena on the Saturday in a Grand Finale showdown. At the end of the showdown one overall winner will be named RockNess DJ of the Year and go on to close the entire festival in Bollywood on the Sunday! Each finalist gets to bring a friend too for that all important added woop woop factor.
Festival Director Jim King said "We were blown away by the response and quality of entrants when we launched the RockNess DJ competition last year and this really is another great opportunity for any aspiring DJ to grab hold of as they’ll get the chance to play in front of a large audience and gain some really valuable exposure."
Think you've got that extra special star quality, music originality and sound mixing skills to go all the way? Then visit www.rockness.co.uk for all the entry details.
Closing date is Monday, May 24.