The duo join Chemical Brothers at Loch rock festival
French duo Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, collectively known as electronic music wizards Daft Punk have been confirmed as headlining Rock Ness – the music festival at Loch Ness this year.
The Chemical Brothers will also be headlining the expanded two-day event on June 9 and 10.
The Chemical Brothers have eloquently said how pleased they are to be playing, saying”“We’re ready to Rock the Ness! We can’t wait to play such a special Scottish scene.”
Last year’s inaugural event saw Fat Boy Slim aka Norman Cook lead the frenzy of 25,000 people on the banks of historic Loch Ness, outside the village of Dores, four miles south-west of Inverness.
Organisers have confirmed that 2007’s Rock Ness will have it’s daily capacity increased to 35,000, and number of stages expanded to four.
As well as an outdoor main stage, there will be a 10,000 capacity arena and two smaller boutique stages to add to this year’s musical diversity.
Radio Soulwax featuring 2manydjs will host one of the boutique stages on the Saturday night (June 9) alongside Bestival curator and Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank.
Other acts so far confirmed to play are Groove Armada, The Cuban Brothers, and The Automatic – with many more rock acts still to be confirmed, including further headliners.
The Automatic cant wait to replicate scenes from last year’s event, they’ve said: “We’re really looking forward to playing Rock Ness 2007. Scottish crowds are some of the best around and we heard stories about 25,000 fans going absolutely mental when Fatboy Slim dropped ‘Monster’ at Rock Ness last year. It’s going to be a lot of fun playing live there!”
The festival will be broadcast live and exclusive across radio partner Xfm’s UK network to an audience of 1.6 million listeners.
Tickets for Rock Ness go on sale this Saturday (March 3) at 9am. Tickets cost £45 per day or £85 for the weekend.
A campsite will be set up adjacent to the main site – with panoramic views of Loch Ness. Camping tickets cost £15.