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Massive Attack, Chemical Brothers and more to headline Connect Festival 2022: here's how to get tickets

Connect Festival announces Edinburgh's Royal Highland Centre as 2022 venue: here's how to get tickets

Little Simz, Bombay Bicycle Club and more join the line-up for Edinburgh's latest festival

Connect, the revamped Scottish festival, has revealed huge names in the first of its 2022 line-up announcements. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 25 February.

The jam-packed festival will take place at Edinburgh's Royal Highland Centre. Kicking off the weekend on Friday 26 August, iconic trip hop group Massive Attack will take to the Grand Parade Stage for their headline set followed by electronic pioneers Chemical Brothers on Saturday 27 August.

Closing the epic weekend on Sunday 28 August will be indie-rock favourites The National. Joining the star-studded group of headliners are post-punk group The Twilight Sad, BRIT award winner Little Simz, indie outfit Bombay Bicycle Club, Edinburgh-based Idlewild and more.

Idlewild's Roddy Woomble says: 'Idlewild played the inaugural Connect Festival in 2007. It was a unique Scottish festival in a wonderful location, so we're delighted to hear it's returning, and even more delighted to be playing at it in its new location outside Edinburgh.'

More acts are to be announced in the coming weeks. Here's the full 2022 line-up so far:

Friday 26 August: Massive Attack, Jon Hopkins, Black Coffee, John Grant, Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul, Future Utopia, Maeve, Moses Boyd, Cloth, LVRA, Optimo (Espacio), Hammer.

Saturday 27 August: The Chemical Brothers, Bonobo, The Twilight Sad, Caribou, Chloe Moriondo, Ride playing Nowhere, LOW, Matt Maltese, Willie J Healey, Swim School, Erol Alkan, Nightwave.

Sunday 28 August: The National, Mogwai, Bombay Bicycle Club, Little Simz, Self Esteem, Black Country, New Road, Rae Morris, Idlewild playing the Remote Part, Admiral Fallow, Sudan Archives, Dehd, Hamish Hawk, Lizzie Reid, Geese, Kathleen Frances, Horse Meat Disco, Jamz Supernova, Rebecca Vasmant

Tickets for Connect Musical Festival will go on sale at 9am on Friday 25 February.

Connect Music Festival

A small but intimate festival offering a variety of entertainment besides the usual music and DJs, including jesters, comedians and installations against the pleasing backdrop of Inveraray Castle.