SET to return to the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston from 25th-27th August, Connect Festival has announced a massive line-up for 2023.
The three-day festival will be headlined by Primal Scream, American indie-rock supergroup Boygenius, which was formed by Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus, and Brit Award winning dance producer Fred Again.
Other names confirmed include Young Fathers, Confidence Man, Loyle Carner, Franz Ferdinand, Public Service Broadcasting, Daniel Avery, Roisin Murphy, Future Islands, Lightning Seeds, Arab Strap, Friendly Fires and more.
Other music, comedy and spoken word acts are still to be announced for the festival. And new for 2023, you can now bring your own tent to Connect Festival, and fans canenjoy all the comforts of the campsite across the weekend.
The event is expected to have a capacity of up to 25,000, 10,000 more than last year, depending on demand for tickets, which go on sale on Friday, with a pre-sale on Thursday.
Festival manager Katt Lingard said: “After such a fantastic festival in 2022, we’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone to an even bigger and bolder edition this summer.
“We have an unrivalled programme of music, acclaimed comedy and an expanded wellbeing schedule. We’re opening our doors to families, with dedicated entertainment for children of all ages, and adding a fantastic artisan food destination.
“Connect really is a unique event in Scotland, bringing together everything that’s great about live music, being outdoors and I really feel we’ve created something so much bigger than the sum of its parts.
“Connect is all about being with friends and loved ones, creating our own community for the weekend, full of like-minded people, at one of the most beautiful festivals in the country.”
Other changes include a drive to make the event more family-friendly by offering discounted tickets for children under the age of 12, who are accompanied by an adult over 25, and the creation of a family viewing area at the “grand parade” main stage.
A dedicated food market, craft-making workshops, sauna and yoga sessions and showcases for visual artists will all be part of the event.
Festival-goers are being encouraged to take public transport to the event to help keep its carbon footprint as low as possible.
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