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Connect Music Festival will take place at the Royal Highland Centre near Edinburgh Airport in 2023.

Connect Music Festival will celebrate the best of times, allowing us to reconnect with live music and with each other. 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 Music Festival 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 welcome.

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Connect Music Festival 2023 Lineup


Primal Scream
Fred Again..
Loyle Carner

Fri 25 August 2023

Primal Scream /Franz Ferdinand / Future Islands / House Gospel Choir / Ethan P. Flynn / Confidence Man / Jockstrap / Humour / Kruder & Dorfmeister / David Holmes / DIJA

Sat 26 August 2023

Fred again.. / Young Fathers / Roisin Murphy / MUNA / Kelly Lee Owens / Biig Piig / Free Love / Friendly Fires / Rachel Chinouriri / TAAHLIAH / Leith Ross / Terra Kin / Redolent / Louis Culture / L’objectif / Optimo (Espacio) / Eclair Fifi / Sofay / Joy (Anonymous) / J Wax / Jamie Gunn

Sun 27 August 2023

boygenius / Loyle Carner / Raye / Olivia Dean
Public Service Broadcasting / Lightning Seeds / Christian Lee Hutson / Arab Strap / Beth Orton / Wunderhorse / Kamal. / Katie Gregson Macleod / Panic Shack / Daniel Avery / Mona Yim (DJ Set) / Frankie Elyse

Connect Music Festival 2023 Tickets

1-Day, 2-Day & 3- Day Tickets from £74.25 (€83.92) are on sale:


Camping during the festival requires a Camping Ticket purchased here. All you need is basic camping gear, like a tent, a camping pad and a head torch (so useful in the night). If you don’t want to bring your own tent, the festival offers Pre-pitched & Premium Camping options purchased here

Alternatively, you can book nearby hotels and apartments using the map below or visit booking.com

Book Hotels & Airbnbs near the Venue at the Lowest Price online!

Travel Info


1-Day & 3-Day Parking tickets from £11.00 can be purchased here


Edinburgh is easily accessible rail or coach from the rest of the UK and a direct train from London takes around five hours. From Edinburgh Waverley Station take one of the Bus lines X17, X18, X38, X38, X24, X25 or C19 to Ingliston Showground (25 min journey), just 400 meters from the Venue.


Local Edinburgh transport will be available via the 98 bus service for Terminal V, that leaves from St Andrew Square (north side) and also stops at Shandwick Place, Haymarket and all other bus stops along the A8 to Maybury. Journey time will be approximately 30 minutes.


Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is very close to the Venue. You can take the Bus to Ingliston Showground (4 min journey), just 400 meters from the Venue. Alternatively you can take a short 3 min taxi ride.


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