The hotly anticipated fourth annual ROCK NESS music festival well and truly got the party started today when organisers revealed the massive headline acts who will be rocking the main stage at the iconic loch in just over six months time.  Adding further excitement to the first wave of the ROCK NESS 2009 announcements is the news that organisers will be running, for the first time, the MAIN STAGE across three days. Headlining the MAIN STAGE on Saturday 13 June in their first festival date for two years is the unstoppable sonic force that is BASEMENT JAXX. Following in the Rock Ness tradition of great electronic Saturday main stage headliners, BASEMENT JAXX promise to dazzle fans with their mix of good-time genre-defying party classics along with tracks from their new album due for release in 2009. Adding serious music kudos to the Saturday MAIN STAGE headline offering is the electrifying beat master DIZZEE RASCAL. With a string of wildly successful collaborations to his name including innovative recordings with The Arctic Monkeys, Beck and Calvin Harris, plus a Mercury Music Prize to his credit, DIZZEE RASCAL at ROCK NESS will be his first festival of 2009 and follows his top class main stage slot at Reading which effectively saw him closing the 2008 festival circuit. In a move sure to whip fans into a frenzy, not least the staggering sixty percent of the Rock Ness audience who voted them the ‘band they’d most like to see at Rock Ness’, THE PRODIGY are announced as headlining the MAIN STAGE on Sunday 14 June. With a December tour which sold out in record time and a new album due for release early 2009 – industry rumours are rife that it marks an awesome return to form – THE PRODIGY at ROCK NESS promises to be a truly unmissable musical highlight of 2009. Joining THE PRODIGY as Sunday’s MAIN STAGE headliners is Scotland’s mightiest rockers BIFFY CLYRO. The Ayrshire trio have built a massive fan base and merit their reputation as one of the most electrifying live acts today, cemented earlier his month when they won Best Festival Rock Act of 2008 at the UK Festival Awards 2008. BIFFY CLYRO at ROCK NESS is a Scottish summer festival exclusive and follows hot on the heels of the band’s forthcoming sold out UK tour. A very special FRIDAY NIGHT MAIN STAGE treat is lined up for fans with an amazing HEADLINE ACT to be revealed very soon. ROCK NESS is also pleased to announce the continued involvement of goNORTH, the hugely successful music showcase dedicated to supporting the most exciting breakthrough talent, and is delighted that in 2009 it will return to Inverness on the 11 and 12 June . Campsites will open at 10am on the Friday, and with the NESSTIVAL area opening as normal in the afternoon and offering a diverse weekend of entertainment where fans can sit in  a beautiful iconic location, ROCK NESS 2009 is already shaping up to be the ultimate party and finest start to the festival season. QUOTES Jim King, Rob Hicks and Joe Gibbs, Festival Organisers “Last year was just amazing fun. The weather was fantastic for the whole weekend and the changes we made to the site, especially the NESSTIVAL area, worked really well. The bands loved the site and had a great time playing to an amazing audience. Word must have got around and I think everyone is up for a change as we’ve been blown away by the amount of bands who want to play at Rock Ness this year, so much so that we are going to run the main stage on the Friday night as well. We can’t announce it for a few weeks but watch this space. To give fans a chance to start planning we are announcing four amazing bands now who will be playing the main stage on the Saturday and Sunday.” Biffy Clyro "It's going to be great headlining the main stage at Rock Ness against that awesome iconic back drop. We can't wait." NOTES Tickets for 2009 go on sale 10am Friday 28 November 2008. Tickets available through   /   /   /   / Tickets available in person from MANIA, Inverness, IRONWORKS, Inverness, ONE UP, Aberdeen, GROUCHOS, Dundee, TICKET SCOTLAND, Glasgow and Edinnburgh and RIPPING, Edinburgh. Following on from the ground breaking and highly popular early bird ticket offer of “buy now, pay later”, all tickets are now on sale in the most flexible way with fans only paying for how long they want to come for. With 1 day, 2 day or 3 day tickets available, Rock Ness 2009 is the most financially flexible to date. Reinforcing its customer friendly credentials, fans will also be able to park and camp directly beside the Arena. Non Camping Tickets £55 for day ticket £105 for 2 day non camping ticket £130 for 3 day non camping ticket Camping Tickets £122 for 2 day camping ticket £139 for 3 day camping ticket Campervan tickets are available at £50 from selected outlets (see   for details). VIP packages will be available through the website. Further information can be found at