Back in January we announced that The Strokes were one of the headliners appearing at the Rock Ness Festival in Scotland. Hold onto your trousers, because Leftfield and Fatboy Slim have been confirmed as the remaining big boys primed for action. Other attractions include Doves, Ian Brown, 2 Many DJs, Friendly Fires and Enter Shikari. Don't forget the dates are Friday 11th June until 13th.
Upfront Early Birds and Front Row Camping tickets have now all sold-out, but you can get your eager mitts on standard tickets, either for 3 day with camping at £149 (or without for £135), 2 day with camping at £135 (or without £110) and an array of single day tickets (Friday - £55, Saturday - £60 and Sunday - £60).
Fatboy Slim first appeared at Rock Ness five years ago at the inaugural festival and since then has continued to pack out clubs (and beaches!) all over the world. Norman Cook has, alongside Orbital, Chemical Brothers and Leftfield, pretty much crossed dance-music over to a wider audience, purely on the strength of their live performances and talking of Leftfield, the duo of Barnes and Daley becomes just Barnes and backing band (Daley is busy DJing) for a special bit of Leftness. It's hard to believe the duo have still only released two studio albums, yet they are still held in high esteem for 'Leftism' and 'Rhythm and Stealth', both cited as way-ahead of their time with their fusion of electronic, dub and ambient music. Would there have been Burial, Benga and Mylo in the form we know them as? I'll say three words to both members - new album please.