Rock Ness organisers today confirmed influential electronic timelords Orbital are set to reform for a headline mega show at the Highland festival this summer.
Celebrating 20 years of roof-raising anthems and cinematic sounds, the fraternal trailblazing duo Paul and Phil Hartnoll will perform on Saturday 13 June in the main arena in what promises to be a truly celebratory comeback.
Contemporaries of the Chemical Brothers and Underworld, Orbital enjoyed a dazzling 15-year stint before bowing out gracefully four years ago. With their unique brand of homegrown electro, these twin maestros produced gleaming machine-music classics that knew no boundaries and saw an impressively diverse range of collaborations including critically acclaimed projects with Alison Goldfrapp, soundtrack maestro Angelo Badalamenti (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive), Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett and even Leonardo Dicaprio.
Orbital also built a fierce reputation as remixers extraordinaire for an eclectic raft of stars including Madonna, Queen Latifah and Kraftwerk.
OrbitalL is the latest act to be announced as joining Saturday and Sunday Main Stage headliners The Prodigy, Biffy Clyro, Basement Jaxx and Dizzee Rascal and the duo’s live comeback will coincide with the 20th anniversary of their debut single Chime.
Rock Ness 09 takes place on 12, 13 and 14 June, with organisers confirming they will run the main stage across three days for the first time. Campsites will open at 10am on the Friday, with the Nesstival area opening as normal in the afternoon, offering a diverse weekend of entertainment where fans can sit in a beautiful iconic location.