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The organisers of the T in the Park and TRNSMT festivals have announced their newest event will be held in Edinburgh. The Connect Music Festival will take place at the Royal Highland Centre near Edinburgh Airport from the 26th to the 28th of August. There is a full main stage line up as well as DJ’s and acts across a further 3 stages, plus wellness area, speakeasy, boutique camping, chefs, VIP experiences and fantastic food & drink which is still to be announced.

Line Up


FRI 26

Massive Attack
Jon Hopkins
Black Coffee
John Grant
Moses Boyd
Optimo (Espacio)
Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul
Future Utopia

SAT 27

The Chemical Brothers
The Twilight Sad
Ride playing Nowhere
Erol Alkan
Chloe Moriondo
Matt Maltese
Willie J Healey
Swim School

SUN 28

The National
Bombay Bicycle Club
Little Simz
Idlewild playing The Remote Part
Self Esteem
Black Country, New Road
Horse Meat Disco
Admiral Fallow
Sudan Archives
Jamz Supernova
Hamish Hawk
Lizzie Reid
Rebecca Vasmant
Kathleen Frances


Click here to learn more about the event and ticket info


Connect will celebrate the best of times – allowing us to reconnect with live music and with each other in 2022. We will share the music and our experiences as we live in the moment together. Let’s reconnect with the people and things we love. This is Connect.

Bringing you the very best music from global stars to local heroes, from grassroots to international, we are building a festival for you to discover and enjoy.  But Connect is so much more than music, it’s wrapped in outstanding experiences; comedy, spoken word, debate, visual arts as well as exceptional food and drink from local talent and big-name Scottish chefs. Open minds and open hearts are welcome.

We have chosen The Royal Highland Centre as our home for Connect 2022 – making it extremely easy to reach by public transport so as many of you as possible have the opportunity to experience and immerse yourself in this unique and extraordinary celebration of music and the arts. Let’s Connect.

A place to Connect that works for everyone

It’s important to us to make this festival as sustainable as we can. That’s why we’ve chosen a Festival site that you’ll be able to reach by public transport almost as easily as by car.

The Royal Highland Centre is just outside Edinburgh. That means it’s close to all the main rail routes and easily accessible by bus and tram.

It also offers existing power and water infrastructure, massively reducing the need for carbon-intensive and energy-hungry installations.

Best of all, its flexibility and adaptability means we can create an environment that works for all of us, whatever our needs, to make the most of our time together at the Festival. And that’s what Connect is all about.


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