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Connect Music Festival

Connect Music Festival
Jarvis Cocker performing on the main stage of the inaugural Connect Music Festival held on the banks of Loch Fyne on the west coast of Scotland, UK
Genre Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock, Dance
Location(s) Inveraray Castle, Loch Fyne, Argyll, Scotland
Years active 2007, 2008

The Connect Music Festival was a Financial crisis of 2007–2010.


It is composed of five stages of music and two other areas:

  • The Oyster Stage - Main Stage hosting the headline acts and other bands
  • Guitars & Other Machines - More popular and less well known rock bands
  • Manicured Noise - Electronic and Dance acts
  • Unknown Pleasures - Ambient acts (playing through the night)
  • The Double Six Club - A drinking and social area
  • Circuses and Bread - Food and drink area
  • Your Sound Bandstand - Unsigned Scottish acts chosen by the Your Sound Network

2007 Festival

The festival was held between the 31st of August and the 2nd of September 2007. The festival damaged the Winterton shinty pitch, home of Inveraray Shinty Club, meaning that the pitch was unplayable for the rest of the 2007 season.[4]


Oyster Stage

Friday Saturday Sunday

Guitars & Other Machines

Friday Saturday Sunday

Manicured Noise

Friday Saturday Sunday

2008 Festival

In 2008, the festival changed its name to Hydro Connect due to sponsorship from Scottish Hydro Electric.[5] It was held between Friday 29 August and Sunday 31 August.


The artists that performed included Kasabian, Manic Street Preachers, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Amy MacDonald, Sigur Rós, Goldfrapp, Paolo Nutini, Glasvegas, Mercury Rev, Gossip, Elbow, Duffy, The Coral, Ladytron, The Roots, Sparks, Crystal Castles, Young Knives, Santigold and Joan As Police Woman, Gomez, Foy Vance, Noah and the Whale.


  1. ^ a b "BBC News Article". 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  2. ^ "BBC News Article". 2007-03-20. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  3. ^ "BBC News Article". 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  4. ^ "Wing Centre Shinty Blog". Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  5. ^ "Scottish Hydro Electric News Article". Retrieved 2009-03-10. 

External links

  • BBC Coverage
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