Connect Music Festival
Aug 2023
Start Date
Aug 25 2023, 9:00 PM
DF Concerts
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Line Up

Primal ScreamFred again..Future Islands Roisin MurphyConfidence ManFriendly FiresKruder & DorfmeisterKelly Lee OwensDavid HolmesHouse Gospel ChoirOptimo (Espacio)Daniel AveryDIJAEclair FifiTAAHLIAHSofayJ WaxJamie GunnRory JamesFrankie Elyse


Adana Twins

Monkey Safari

Kiko B2B Citizen Kain

Tom Pooks B2B Joy Kitikonti


Mood Gorning B2B Albanø

About This Event

Joining us at Royal Highland Showgrounds, Edinburgh this August are Primal Scream, Fred again.., Loyle Carner as well as Franz Ferdinand, Young Fathers, boygenius and so many more.

Headlining the opening night of Connect 2023 will be Scots rock legends Primal Scream, 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 Homes, and Glasgow-local Dija.

From playing in Tut’s in Glasgow in 2021 to being nominated for a Grammy and Brit Award only two years later, Fred again.. will mark his third Scottish appearance by headlining Connect on Saturday 26th August, and he will be joined by Edinburgh-natives Young Fathers, Irish singer-songwriter Roisin Murphy, indie pop band MUNA, electronic musician Kelly Lee Owens, Biig Piig plus Free Love. English indie band, Rachel Chinouriri, TAAHLIAH, Leith Ross, Terra Kinn, Edinburgh-based experimental band, Redolent, and L’Objectif will also be treating revellers to their music. Fans are in for a treat with iconic duo Optimo (Espacio), who have a huge loyal following after a years-long residency at Glasgow’s Sub Club and, Eclair Fifi, Sofay, Joy (Anonymous), J Wax, and Jamie Gunn.

Finally, 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. Along with Sunday’s headliners, Raye, Public Service Broadcasting, English rock band Lightning Seeds, Olivia Dean and Christian Lee Huston will 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 and playing a secret set at the festival in 2022, Panic Shack and Louis Culture, Daniel Avery, who recently launched his latest album ‘Ultra Truth’, electronic producer Mona Yim (DJ Set), Rory James, and Glasgow DJ Frankie Elyse will also be performing.

Building on the phenomenal success of the 2022 festival, we have made a variety of enhancements and additions to the weekend, including an expansion to the camping area, allowing festival-goers to bring their own tent, along with boutique and pre-pitched tents plus an area for live-in vehicles. For more information on our Camping packages, please click here.

Our site is also easily accessible by fantastic and affordable public transport links right across the country – a return bus journey from Glasgow to Ingliston can be purchased for just £10. For more information on how to get to Connect, click here.

Connect 2023 will celebrate an eclectic array of musical talent, comedy, spoken word and wellness. Tickets are on sale now.


Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB