Connect Festival will return for its second year this weekend, running from Friday 25 August until Sunday 27 August.
Taking place at the Royal Highland Showgrounds at Ingliston just outside of Edinburgh, festival goers can look forward to music from Franz Ferdinand, Primal Scream, boygenuis, Fred Again and Young Fathers. There’s also camping available this year.
While excellent music is on offer, what’s available to eat and drink? Here’s a full list of vendors that’ll be there over the weekend, from artisan pizza to homebaking and whisky cocktails.
Street food is the main scran at Connect, and will be provided by the Neighbourgood Market, an alfresco food market usually located in Stockbridge.
The street food vendors are:
- DDs Fried Chicken
- Dough Man’s Land
- Hillface Coffee
- Luxford Burgers
- Mac Man
- Mana Poke
- Mimi’s Bakehouse
- Papa’s Loaded Fries
- Screaming Peacock
- Steam Bunny
- The Caravan of Courage
- The Falafel Shop
- Toastie Box
- Wanderer’s Kneaded
- Wild Dogs
Barry Bryson – Barry Fish and Fields
Private chef and event caterer Barry Bryson will also return to Connect with his Barry Fish pop-up, which this year also includes some meat dishes.
This ‘chefs table’ offering includes a four course fine dining experience with fish, seafood and meat on the menu, and was a sell-out success last year.
Dishes include: Barry Fish pastrami, venison carpaccio, langoustine tortellini, smoked free range chicken and torched lemon tart.
This tent of whisky cocktail and live DJs makes a welcome return to Connect Festival.
With views of the Grand Parade stage, visitors to the Glenmoragnie tent can grab a seat, order a cocktail and listen to some live music.
Drinks this year include include Highland Mist Slushie, a frozen drink with X by Glenmorangie, Irn Bru and stonefruit (£9.50), Ginger Zing, Glenmorangie Original and London Essence Delicate Ginger
Ale (£8.50), Peach Blush, X by Glenmorangie and London Essence Peach & Jasmine Soda (£8.50), and Pineapple Fizz Highball, X by Glenmorangie and London Essence Pineapple Soda (£8.50).
DJs playing at the Glenmorangie lounge include: Craig Smith of 6th Borough Project, Harri; DJ, producer and vocalist Nightwave, Billy Woods of legendary party Supermax and Polka Dot Disco Club resident Corran, and Hayley Zalassi.
Making its Scottish debut with Glenmorangie this year will be the Zen of Whisky: immersive sensory
tasting experiences curated by happysense.
These tasting meditation sessions will take place at 12.15pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 1pm on Sunday and can be booked online.
Festival-goers can also access free festival makeup in the lounge, from 4pm on Friday, 1pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday.
Nohrlund, the Danish premium pre-mixed and organic cocktail brand is another option for those seeking a refreshing cocktail at Connect.
The Nohrlund drinks include a range of pre-mixed organic cocktails including their Passion Martini, Mojito, Raspberry & Peach Collins and Gin & Mango Smash.