Bloc Party to headline Hyrdo Connect

Bloc Party have been announced as the Saturday headliner for this year's Hydro Connect festival.

The boutique event takes place at Inveraray Castle, Loch Fyne, Argyll in Western Scotland from 29-30 August.

The art-rockers join the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Manic Street Preachers, Sigur Ros and Grinderman who were announced last week.

Speaking about the band, organiser Geoff Ellis said: "As a band that never rests on its laurels, Bloc Party is the perfect band to close the festival on Saturday night.

“They impress and surprise people with every new release and their Scottish shows were some of 2007's hottest tickets.  It is brilliant that we can now give music fans the chance to spend a weekend in the country with them."

Tickets for the festival are on sale now and cost £140 for a weekend camping pass. Click HERE to buy.