CONNECT Music Festival has announced that Idles will join the line-up at the debut Edinburgh festival.

The British-Irish rock band will headline the Grand Parade stage Friday 26 August, fresh from their set at this year’s Coachella festival which was named one of the top memorable moments by Rolling Stone magazine.

Taking place from August 26-28 at Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre Showground, the newest addition to Scotland’s festival calendar offers a “new festival experience that will unite some of the most influential and truly pioneering names in music from around the world with the very best of Scotland’s homegrown heroes” according to event organisers.

Acts including Jon Hopkins and Black Coffee plus Oscar-nominated Jessie Buckley and Bernard Butler join Idles at the festival. 

Home-grown sensation Joesef has also been announced to perform on Friday August 26. He is best known for his fan-favourite hit “The Sun is Up Forever” which has over 18.5 million streams on Spotify. The National: Home-grown sensation Joesef has also been announced to perform on Friday 26 August. Home-grown sensation Joesef has also been announced to perform on Friday 26 August. 

The Glaswegian singer-songwriter, who sold out Glasgow institution King Tut’s before he had released any music online, said: “Really buzzing to play Connect Festival. It's really cool being in amongst such an amazing line-up, many of whom have inspired me massively.

“Canny wait.”

The weekend’s festivities will take place across three stages. Other acts performing across the weekend include The National, Mogwai, Bombay Bicycle Club, Little Simz, Self Esteem, Black Country, New Road, and Rae Morris.

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