Connect Music Festival: who is headlining new Edinburgh event with Massive Attack - and how to get tickets

The festival will take place on the outskirts of Edinburgh this summer

Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers and The National are on the bill for the relaunch of the Connect Music Festival. (Credit: Getty)Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers and The National are on the bill for the relaunch of the Connect Music Festival. (Credit: Getty)
Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers and The National are on the bill for the relaunch of the Connect Music Festival. (Credit: Getty)

Connect Music Festival has revealed the line-up for this year’s event after revealing that the music festival was making a comeback .

The music festival, which is due to take place in last August, has been revived by T in the Park and TRNSMT boss Geoff Ellis.

Now music fans have the news they have been waiting for - who is one the bill for the weekend.

Here’s everything you need to know about the festival.

Who is headlining Connect Music Festival?

Bands will be heading to the Grand Parade Stage to wow audiences with a headline set.

The weekend will be headlined by :

  • Friday - Massive Attack
  • Saturday - The Chemical Brothers
  • Sunday - The National

Who else is on the line-up?

The bands are joined by a raft of talent.

Massive Attack will be joined on Friday night by electronic producer and musician Jon Hopkins, South African electronic artist Black Coffee, and singer-songwriter John Grant.

Moses Boyd, Cloth, Lvra, Optimo (Espacio), Future Utopia, Maeve and Hammer will also appear on Friday.

Appearing alongside The Chemical Brothers on Saturday night will be DJ Bonobo, The Twilight Sad and Caribou.

They will be joined by Erol Alkan, LOW, Chloe Moriondo, Ride, Swim School, Nighwave, Matt Maltese and Willie J Healey.

Rounding out the weekend with The National is Scottish music legends Mogwai and Brit Award winning rapper Little Simz.

Self Esteem and Bombay Bicycle Club will also perform, as well as Idlewild, Admiral Fallow, Rae Morris and a host of other impressive acts.

When can I buy tickets?

Presale tickets for the festival go live at 9am on Thursday 24 February.

You can visit the presale link here.

General sale tickets will go live at 9am on Friday 25 February, with tickets available through this link.

When is Connect Music Festival?

The festival is due to be held on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August 2022.

Where is Connect Music Festival held?

The festival will be held at the Royal Highland Centre on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Connect Music Festival is making a comeback after it was previously held in Inveraray Castle in Argyle in 2007 and 2008.

Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts & Events, said: “For some time now we have been working tirelessly and carefully to curate a captivating line-up for the first edition of our new iteration of Connect and we have been really excited to share it. While Connect is a brand new festival proposition, it will still retain many qualities from - and the ethos of - its namesake from 2007 and 2008, especially regarding the music, entertainment, food and drink programmes.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming the very best in left field talent from grassroots through to award-winning headliners to perform this year and we cannot wait to welcome fans to the Royal Highland Showgrounds this August”.

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