Scottish music festival 'taking a break' this summer, organisers confirm

The likes of Massive Attack and The Chemical Brothers have performed at the festival in previous years.

Edinburgh Connect Festival ‘taking a break’ in 2024, organisers confirm Connect Festival

A Scottish music festival is not going ahead this summer to ensure the next edition “flourishes”, according to organisers.

Connect Festival re-launched in 2022 at the new location of the Royal Highland Centre Showgrounds on the outskirts of Edinburgh after first launching at Inveraray Castle in 2007.

Organisers DF Concerts have now announced that they will be taking a “break” in 2024 with Edinburgh Summer Sessions being held at the site instead.

A statement read: “We’ve decided to take a break with Connect Music Festival in 2024 to take the time to build the next edition of the festival; to make sure it flourishes, evolves, and continues to offer wonderful experiences for all the fans.

“As the venue was so well received, is very accessible, and was a delight for those attending the two most recent editions of Connect – as well as for the stunning concerts with The Killers and Paolo Nutini – we will in the meantime continue hosting Edinburgh Summer Sessions at the same location on the Royal Highland Showgrounds.

“So far, Becky Hill and Catfish and the Bottlemen have been announced with supporting line-ups and more days to be-added soon.

“We hope to deliver a similar experience at these shows which, in the future, will sit alongside further editions of Connect Festival – utilising the grounds and excellent facilities that are quite unique for an outdoor event.”

Catfish and the Bottlemen announced on Thursday they will be joining pop star Becky Hill at the Summer Sessions event in the city in August.

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