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Connect 2022 Gets Ready To Welcome Jon Hopkins, The National and Little Simz to Edinburgh

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Edinburgh is preparing to welcome back a familiar name to the Scottish festival scene, when Connect Music Festival pitches up at the city’s Royal Highland Centre from August 26th to 28th. 

Jon Hopkins, photographed by Thomas Jackson

Jon Hopkins, photographed by Thomas Jackson

Headlined by Jon Hopkins, The Chemical Brothers and The National, and featuring a supporting cast including IDLES, Little Simz, Self Esteem and John Grant, the 15,000 capacity festival promises to be an eclectic affair packed with highlights throughout all three days. 

Self Esteem, photographed by Thomas Jackson

Self Esteem, photographed by Thomas Jackson

There’s plenty of Scottish talent on display at Connect, with soul sensation Joesef (who this writer saw tear the house down at SXSW in March), alt-rock legends Mogwai, and highly tipped TAAHLIAH all sure to bring their A-game to a home festival.

IDLES, photographed by Callum Robinson

IDLES, photographed by Callum Robinson

The festival will support mental health charity Tiny Changes, which was set up by the family of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison following his death by suicide in 2018, aged 36. Tiny Changes works improve the mental health of young people in Scotland, and takes its name from Frightened Rabbit’s ‘Heads Roll Off’, which includes the line “While I’m alive, I’ll make tiny changes to Earth”.

Little Simz, photographed by Thomas Jackson

Little Simz, photographed by Thomas Jackson

Words: Thomas Jackson

Header Image: Jessie Cowan