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Primal Scream, Boygenius, Fred Again…to headline Edinburgh's 2023 Connect Festival: how to get tickets


The three-day music event will return in August this year with performances from MUNA, Franz Ferdinand and more

Primal Scream, Boygenius, Fred Again…and more have been announced as headliners for Edinburgh's Connect Festival this summer. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 3 March.

The festival will return from Friday 25 to Sunday 26 August this year for its second installment at the Royal Highland Showgrounds since its launch last year. Rock icons Primal Scream will headline the opening night, joined by Franz Ferdinand, Future Islands and Confidence Man.

Viral producer and DJ Fred Again…will headline the festival on the Saturday along with Edinburgh outfit Young Fathers, indie pop trio MUNA and Irish singer-songwriter Róisín Murphy. The event will conclude with a set from indie rock supergroup group Boygenius, featuring Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus.

Other acts scheduled to perform over the three days include R&B hit-maker Raye, Public Service Broadcasting, Daniel Avery, Loyle Carner, Friendly Fires, Beth Orton, Rachel Chinouriri, Jockstrap and more.

Connect 2023 UK dates:
Friday 25 - Sunday 27 August – Royal Highland Showgrounds, Edinburgh

Tickets for Connect go on sale at 10am on Friday 3 March.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending.

Gunnersbury Park, London W3

Sun 20 Aug


The Piece Hall, Halifax

Wed 23 Aug

£49.50 / 01422 525200

Connect Music Festival

A great lineup of music, from global stars to local heroes, from grassroots to international, plus comedy, spoken word, debate, visual arts and food and drink from big-name Scottish chefs.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Aug

Times to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

Sat 26 Aug

Times to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

Sun 27 Aug

Times to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

Primal Scream & Happy Mondays

Primal Scream return on June 18 with one of the year’s most eagerly awaited albums; ‘More Light’, out on the band’s own First International label through Ignition Records. An adventurous, 13-track collection of new songs – and the band’s first LP in five years – ‘More Light’ was written by Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes…

Dreamland, Margate

Sat 5 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01843 295887

With Plus Guests.