Beasties, Primals and Bjork for Connect

Beastie Boys, Primal Scream, Bjork, CSS and a newly reformed Jesus And Mary Chain will be heading to Inverary Castle for Connect, on the weekend of Friday 31 August - Sunday 2 September.

Connect is the new festival from the T in the Park organisers. Headlining the Oyster Stage on Friday night are The Beastie Boys, followed by Primal Scream on Saturday night, with Bjork closing the festival on Sunday.

The Jesus and Mary Chain will be playing their first gig in Scotland in nearly 20 years along with CSS on the Friday.  Also appearing on the same stage will be recently reformed, legendary post-punk pioneers The Only Ones (Saturday) and LCD Soundsystem (Sunday). 

The Guitars & Other Machines tent will host amongst others Idlewild and Tilly and the Wall on Sunday with King Creosote on Friday.  Many more acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Part of Scotland's Highland 2007 celebrations, Connect will be set in the fairy-tale grounds of Inveraray Castle, situated on the banks of Loch Fyne, Inveraray in Argyll. 

Organisers promise an eclectic mix of bands, artists and DJs, a plethora of alternative entertainment, ranging from local food and drink offerings in the Circuses and Bread Field, to magical woodland walks, comedians, old school games mixed with a touch of the Highland Games, visual artists and installations, and the strange and unusual in performance in The Unknown Pleasures Tent

The Your Sound Bandstand will host 20 of the very best unsigned artists in Scotland. 

Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday 23rd March, available here on Virtual Festivals. Prices are: £125 (Weekend Camping), £105 (Weekend Only) and £45-£50 (day tickets).