The Rockness festival has launched a competition which will see the winners be awarded a slot on the main stage at the three-day event.

In conjunction with the Daily Record, the organisers are looking to compose a shortlist of six bands, who will be showcased on the Rockenss site. The winners, who will appear on the bill from June 7-9 at Dores alongside the likes of Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx, Plan B and Madness, will be chosen by a panel of judges.

The closing date for entries is May 12. Full entry details at the Daily Record website. More Rockness info at, er, the Rockness website.