Lissie Charms RockNess

...and the sun comes out!
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American newcomer Lissie has charmed RockNess as the festival enters its final day.

Forget four seasons in one day, if Crowded House wanted to observe some bizarre meteological conditions then perhaps they should have visited RockNess. A thick fog wrapped itself around the Dores site as the third day began, before blistering sunshine began to force its way through.

A spot of rain, some gusty gales and you have a recipe for a Scottish outdoor event. The music opens on the Main Stage with a spot of powerful R&B (of the original variety) from Vintage Trouble.

Curious onlookers were rewarded with a gritty performance, which wouldn't have sounded out of place in a Chicago club during the 50s.

Scotland's own Twilight Sad were up next, cast on the Main Stage. While the band's music often demands intimacy the Kilsyth lads rose to the occasion, with their dense soundscapes sweeping across the Highland valley.

Beardyman is almost a summer institution, with his live sets on a par with unsettled weather and an early exit from Wimbledon. Almost impossible to classify, his beatboxing skills really are sublime.

Looping his voice to craft some unusual re-workings, Beardyman throws in a few party favourites. The refrain from MGMT's 'Kids' sails above a packed GoldenVoice Arena, but it was his take on Coldcut's 'Pain In Full' remix which stood out artistically.

Returning to the Main Stage, American newcomer Lissie charmed the RockNess crowd with a set which drew heavily on last year's debut album 'Catching A Tiger'. Completely at ease onstage, her tasteful Americana seemed to find a few new fans as the crowds began to migrate towards the stage.

Up next? We Are Scientists, Andrew Weatherall, Optimo and of course current Clash Magazine cover star Jamie xx.

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