Connect Music Festival has announced the first acts of it’s huge line-up, and we’re excited to share the news with you. The festival will return to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Showgrounds from 25th till 27th August, once again celebrating music, comedy, spoken word and wellness. Some additions have been made, including new camping options and children’s tickets.
Headlining the opening night are Scottish rock legends Primal Scream present Screamadelica, who will be joined by Franz Ferdinand, American four-piece Future Islands, House Gospel Choir, indie-electronic-pop group Confidence Man, along with London-based duo Jockstrap, Ethan P. Flynn, Glasgow punks Humour, Austrian duo Kruder & Dorfmeister, plus Irish selector David Holmes, and Glasgow-local Dija.
Fred again.. will mark his third Scottish appearance by headlining Saturday 26th August, and will be joined by Edinburgh-natives Young Fathers, Irish singer-songwriter Róisín Murphy, indie pop band MUNA, electronic musician Kelly Lee Owens, Biig Piig plus Free Love. English indie band Friendly Fires, Rachel Chinouriri, SNACK cover girl TAAHLIAH, Leith Ross, Terra Kin, Edinburgh-based experimental band, Redolent, and L’Objectif will also be spoiling revellers with their music. Fans are in for a treat with Sub Club’s iconic duo Optimo (Espacio) and, Eclair Fifi, Joy Anonymous, Sofay, J Wax, and Jamie Gunn.
On Sunday, American indie-rock supergroup boygenius featuring Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, will be closing the festival. London hip-hop artist Loyle Carner will also be headlining, after his recent album ‘Hugo’ launched at the end of last year. Raye, Public Service Broadcasting, English rock band Lightning Seeds, Olivia Dean and Christian Lee Hutson will also take to the stage. Sunday will also play host to Scots indie rock band Arab Strap, ‘folktronica’ artist Beth Orton, Wunderhorse, Kamal, Katie Gregson-MacLeod, Panic Shack and Louis Culture. Daniel Avery, electronic producer Mona Yim, Rory James, and Glasgow DJ Frankie Elyse will also be performing.
If this is just the first wave of announcements, we can’t believe how much better it can get. Check out their website for more.