Get all your news in one place.
100’s of premium titles.
One app.
Start reading
Edinburgh Live
Edinburgh Live
Kris Gourlay

Edinburgh's Connect music festival announce new additions to summer line-up

Organisers of Edinburgh's newest music festival have announced a host brand new acts who will be performing at the three-day event in August.

In February, the Connect line-up was revealed for Scotland's newest music festival, with the likes of the Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack and The National set to headline from Friday, August 26, to Sunday, August 28.

The festival will be held at Ingliston Royal Highland Centre and has been organised by the same team behind Glasgow's TRNSMT and T in The Park.

READ MORE: The Lobster Shack North Berwick opens this weekend to serve its famous seafood this summer

Some of Scotland's finest performers, as well as a new wave of up and coming talent, will be attending the highly anticipated event, with organisers now releasing some new names into the fold.

IDLES, Jessie Buckley* Bernard Butler, Holly Humberstone, Joesef and TAAHLIAH have all been added to the excited line-up in August.

The weekend’s festivities will take place across 3 stages; The Grand Parade where guests can expect to get up close to the biggest names in music, Guitars & Other Machines which is a space for up-and-coming, grassroots artists and your favourites of the future, plus a few heroes in there too, and finally the Unknown Pleasures stage which invites fans to explore their adventurous side with a programme of electronic music, comedy and cabaret.

Newly announced IDLES will headline the Grand Parade stage on Friday, August 26, fresh from their high-octane set at this year's Coachella festival which was named one of the top memorable moments by Rolling Stone magazine. The Bristol-based band are known for their raucous festival appearances which fans will not want to miss.

Joining IDLES on the Grand Parade stage, are acts including Jon Hopkins and Black Coffee, as well as the newly announced Jessie Buckley and Bernard Butler. Oscar-nominated Buckley, and guitarist and producer Butler were brought together in 2020, and since then having been working on their debut album ‘For All our Days that Tear the Heart’ which is out next month.

Rising star Holly Humberstone has just been added to the bill for Grand Parade stage on Saturday, August 27, performing alongside fellow Brit legends The Chemical Brothers , Bonobo and The Twilight Sad.

Home-grown sensation Joesef has just been announced to headline on Friday, August 26. The Glaswegian singer-songwriter who sold out Glasgow institution King Tut’s before he had released any music online, is known for his “autobiographical lyrics” which tell the story of the breakdown of his first same-sex relationship.

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. More information available at

Sign up to read this article
Read news from 100’s of titles, curated specifically for you.
Already a member? Sign in here
Related Stories
Top stories on inkl right now
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Already a member? Sign in here
Our Picks
Fourteen days free
Download the app
One app. One membership.
100+ trusted global sources.