Example, Basement Jaxx, Madness, The Vaccines, Bombay Bicycle Club, Ellie Goulding, Ben Howard, The Maccabees, Jessie Ware, Camera Obscura and Newton Faulkner are the first names confirmed for RockNess 2013.

The festival, which takes place on the banks of the eponymous loch, is scheduled for the weekend of June 7-9.

tickets are on sale now – weekend camping tickets have been pitched at £20 less than before, at £139, while another new initiative is an Inverness Discount ticket, which aims to support local businesses since, if bought over the counter, is inclusive of all fees.

Tickets are available now – for more information visit www.rockness.co.uk.