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Rockness "Increase peace" flag, Scotland

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[Rockness Increase peace flag] image located by Estevan Rivera, 16 April 2012


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About the flag

"RockNess was an annual music festival which took place in Scotland at Clune Farm, Dores, on the banks of Loch Ness near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. The first Rockness festival took place on 24 June 2006 and continue to grow in size every year until 2013, which was the last running year of the festival. In June 2008 AEG (official website:
http://www.aegworldwide.com) took over as the main promoter of the festival. The festival was known as "the most beautiful festival in the world" and "the only festival with its own monster" due to its scenic location at Loch Ness which is the alleged home of the cryptozoological Loch Ness Monster. Despite the festival's name it was not solely a rock festival but presented music from all genres, especially mainstream and electronic music.

The festival was last held in 2013, being cancelled permanently after that."
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RockNess

The vertical banner is seen here: http://admin.purplerevolver.com/admin/article/articleimages/1270231442-111roc.jpg
(source: http://www.purplerevolver.com/bulletin/news/12407-more-rockness-acts-announced-*blondie*tinie-tempah*the-maccabees.html). It was at the venue, on Aldourie, Inverness, Highland (council area). It is a vertical red banner, featuring the Peace Sign) in gold and the words "INCREASE" above the sign, and "PEACE" below the sign, all of them in golden, with a golden fimbriation all around it. It is most likely that this banner was seen in one of the previous concerts, and not the 2010 that is advertised in the article, since it was written on April 2, and the festival was held on June 1113 (source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RockNess_2010)

There were other "filler flags", as seen here:
- http://www.aplevent.co.uk/img-crop.asp?h=500&w=500&path=galleries/234768/rockness_2009-02.jpg
(flags from the 2009 festival, although the file name reads "2009")
(source: http://www.aplevent.co.uk/gallery-contents.asp?g=6&i=5)
- http://www.aplevent.co.uk/img-crop.asp?h=500&w=500&path=galleries/234768/rockness_2009-01.jpg (flags from the 2009 festival) source: http://www.aplevent.co.uk/gallery-contents.asp?g=6&i=5)
- https://files.list.co.uk/images/2013/05/17/rockness-19-lst0814102.jpg (flags from the 2013 festival) (source: https://www.list.co.uk/article/51151-rockness-2013-bus-information-timetables/)
- http://www.aplevent.co.uk/img-crop.asp?h=500&w=500&path=galleries/234768/rockness_2009-02.jpg

For additional information: RockNess (official website, available now via WebArchive): http://www.rockness.co.uk/
Esteban Rivera, 16 April 2018