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Immerse yourself in the Connect experience

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 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.

Connect is a festival for music fans.

We celebrate the eclectic, the cutting edge, the creative, whether that’s from established international acts or emerging talents. This is your time to reconnect with the music that matters to you. To enjoy live performances. To be part of a whole, sharing in the festival atmosphere that comes from rediscovering your favourite live performers and exploring the best of what’s new.

THIS IS CONNECT

THE GRAND PARADE
It’s time to get up close to the biggest names in music as we welcome incredible acts from all over the world.

GUITARS & OTHER MACHINES 
As supporters of the music scene at every level, we’ve created a space for the up-and-coming, the grassroots artists and your favourites of the future. You’ll find a few established heroes too.

UNKNOWN PLEASURES
Explore your adventurous side with an eclectic line-up of live performances, from electronic music to comedy and cabaret. Connect is a place to discover something new, and this is where you’ll find it.

FORAGE & FEAST
Satisfy your hunger in style with a choice of exotic street foods, exceptional Scottish chefs, incredible craft brews and all that’s best in locally-sourced food and drink.

REST & BE THANKFUL
When it’s time for a time out, this welcoming spot invites you to kick back and relax with your friends, enjoy some chat, flick through the papers, sip a cold glass of whatever you fancy and reconnect with yourself.

Food isn’t just fuel here – it’s part of the experience.

We’re proud to bring you the best in festival food, from international street kitchens to celebrated Scottish chefs. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re purely plant-based, fond of foraging or excited by the thought of sampling something new. Kick back with friends over a dish of something delicious and a great craft beverage to the background of incredible music and an exceptional festival atmosphere.

We’d all like to escape from reality now and then.

So we’ve made Connect a retreat, a chance to get away for a while and recharge your batteries in a lively, friendly, creative and inclusive environment. In between acts there are plenty of spaces to sit back, unwind and enjoy the company of the people you’re with – old friends and new.

Relax in comfort and style in our Boutique Campsite at Connect.

CAMPING
Set within the grounds of the festival, just minutes from the heart of Connect, our Boutique Campsite is the perfect place to call home while you enjoy the festival atmosphere.

Choose from a range of fantastic accommodation options and enjoy exclusive perks like warm showers and dedicated toilets, our pamper parlours and 24-hour reception with staff ready to ensure you have a wonderful experience.

We offer a range of specially selected accommodation types for 2-8 people; from the convenience of a pre-pitched tents to the comfort of our Luxury Bell Tents.

Please note that all Boutique Camping packages must be purchased in addition to a valid weekend general admission or weekend VIP ticket.

To purchase Boutique Camping, please click here

CAMPER VANS
Bring your home comforts to Connect with a Live-In Vehicle Pass. 

Set within the grounds of the festival, just minutes from the heart of Connect, our Campervan Site is the perfect place to park up while you enjoy the festival atmosphere.

Valid for purpose built live-in vehicles with a maximum occupancy of 2, your 7m x 7m pitch within the Campervan Site offers ample space to fit your vehicle and set up your home away from home for the weekend. 

For more information on the Live-In Vehicle Pass, please click here

Please note that one Live-In Vehicle passes must be purchased per vehicle in addition to each occupant having a valid weekend general admission or weekend VIP ticket. Please note, these passes do not include water or power hook ups.

Let go of all your worries, take a deep breath and enjoy the relaxation of the Connect VIP Garden.

The VIP Garden provides a secluded area within the main festival arena where your ticket will give you access to a separate bar, food offering, seating, flushing toilet facilities plus you will be entertained between main stage sets by the VIP Garden DJ.  The VIP Garden has a private area which includes a view of the main stage. Please note, this does not give you guaranteed access to the front of the stage within the main arena.

Enjoy Connect in comfort and style with out ticket and hotel packages.

We have ticket and hotel packages available at the 4 * Moxy Edinburgh Airport and the 4 * Mercure Edinburgh Haymarket. 

Enjoy a three night stay, checking in on 26th August 2022 and checking out on 29th August 2022 - with breakfast included on each morning. (Must be purchased in pairs, 2 tickets with one room).

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