Mercury Prize 2023| Connect Artist Nominees

A huge congratulations to our magical acts Fred again.., Loyle Carner, Raye, Young Fathers, Olivia Dean, and Jockstrap on their Mercury Prize award nominations. Step into the future of music with us this August and Connect with some of the brightest rising stars in the music industry...


Fred again..

With his boundary-pushing soundscapes and inventive production style, Fred again.. is an artist who defies categorisation. Fred is set to bring his unique blend of electronic and experimental music to the Grand Parade stage on the 26th August as our Saturday headliner.


Loyle Carner

Known for his introspective lyrics and smooth flow, Loyle Carner is a master storyteller. We can’t wait for his heartfelt and thought-provoking rhymes as our Grand Parade stage headliner on Sunday, 27th August.


Young Fathers

Prepare to be enchanted by the eclectic sounds of Young Fathers. This Scottish trio effortlessly blends hip-hop, pop, and experimental elements to create a unique sonic landscape. Their genre-bending music and infectious energy will captivate you as they take to the Grand Parade stage on Saturday, 26th August.



Raye, a rising star in the pop music scene, is set to mesmerise you with her soulful vocals and infectious melodies. Raye brings her chart-topping hits and undeniable talent to Connect on Sunday, 27th August.



Jockstrap, are ready to bring their energetic and catchy tunes to Connect Festival on Friday, 25th August. With a unique blend of electronic, pop, and experimental sounds, Jockstrap has emerged as a refreshing and boundary-breaking force in the music industry. Get ready to be swept away by their electrifying performances.


Olivia Dean

Olivia Dean, a British singer-songwriter whose soulful melodies and captivating vocals have been making waves in the music world. With her honest and relatable storytelling, Olivia Dean is carving her path to stardom. We can’t wait to see what she has in store for us at Connect on Saturday, 26th August.


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