Hydro Connect announces first acts

Kasbian, Franz Ferdinand and Sigur Ros have been confirmed for this year's Hydro Connect, the festival formally known as Connect.

The newly christened festival site will remain at Inveraray Castle, Loch Fyne, Argyll in Western Scotland and return over 29-30 August.

Manic Street Preachers, Paolo Nuntini, Duffy, Goldfrapp and Grinderman will also be performing over the weekend as well as Elbow, Amy MacDonald, The Gossip and Spiritualized.

Other names announced today include Mercury Rev, The Roots, The Breeders, Sia, The Levellers, Camera Obscura and The Coral who will be performing an acoustic set.

The festival will have seven stages of entertainment as well as surprises happening in The Enchanted Forest. Scotland’s first boutique festival will also return with bespoke camping in tipis, yurts and Pod Pads and a fine selection of eateries.

Tickets for Hyrdo Connect will be available to buy from this website tomorrow (Friday 6 April) at 9am.