Connect Music Festival

today August 26, 2022my_locationRoyal Highland Centre

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Connect Music Festival, the newest addition to Scotland’s festival calendar, will see Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers and The National headline Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre in August!

Connect is an entirely new festival experience but retains many of the qualities and ethos of its namesake from 2007 & 2008 and will feature the best in leftfield talent from grassroots through to the award-winning headliners. In addition to amazing music there will be a wealth of experiences to immerse yourself in.

There will be a plethora of bands, DJs, artists, performers, spoken word, visual arts and installations that will be keep festival goers amused throughout the weekend as well as culinary delights and crafted drinks from local artisans.

This version of Connect Festival will not be a traditional camping event, although there will be a limited number of luxury, boutique camping structures such as bell tents and more – along with a number of onsite hotels within walking distance.

The Line Up
Friday 26th August:
Massive Attack // Jon Hopkins // Black Coffee // John Grant // Moses Boyd // Optimo (Espacio) // Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul // Future Utopia // Hammer // Cloth // Maeve // LVRA

Saturday 27th August:
The Chemical Brothers // Bonobo // The Twilight Sad // Caribou // Ride playing Nowhere // Erol Alkan // LOW // Chloe Moriondo // Matt Maltese // Willie J Healey // Nightwave // Swim School

Sunday 28th August:
The National // Mogwai // Bombay Bicycle Club // Little Simz // Idlewild playing The Remote Part // Self Esteem // Black Country, New Road // Horse Meat Disco // Admiral Fallow // Sudan Archives // Jamz Supernova // DEHD // Hamish Hawk // Lizzie Reid // Rebecca Vasmant // Geese // Kathleen Frances


Connect is announcing a whole new stage. The Speakeasy stage will play host to an incredible star-studded comedy line-up, and exclusive ‘in conversation with’ series and much more. With comedy acts including Mark Nelson and Katie Pritchard – it will be the perfect place to close your Edinburgh Fringe experience. Festival goers will get the opportunity to get up close and under the skin of some of their favourite acts, with Stuart Braithwaite and James Graham of The Twilight Sad and Mogwai fame join Connect for an evening of conversation, detailing their fascinating careers so far, and upcoming artist LVRA also in conversation about her journey so far. 


Begin August 26, 2022
End August 28, 2022
Location Royal Highland Centre
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