Hydro Connect 2008

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August 2008
Inveraray Castle, Loch Fyne, Argyll, Scotland, Scotland MAP
£140 for weekend ticket with camping, £120 without camping, £50 for day tickets
last updated: Fri 29th Aug 2008

After a first successful Connect in 2007, it will return on the weekend of Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August in 2008.

Organised by the same people as T in the Park, and renamed Hydro Connect, the festival takes place at the beautiful Inveraray Castle, Loch Fyne, Argyll (around 60 miles north of Glasgow), for around 20,000 people, and aimed at a more mature and affluent audience.

The acts which have been announced so far are Kasabian, Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros, Paulo Nutini, Sparks, Guillemots, Manic Street Preachers, Bloc Party, Glasvegas, Goldfrapp, Conor Oberst & The Magic Valley Band, The Gutter Twins, Duffy, Nick Cave's Grinderman, Amy MacDonald, Elbow, The Gossip, Spiritualized, Santogold, Howling Bells, Mercury Rev, The Coral (Acoustic), Roots, The Breeders, Levellers, and Camera Obscura, Sia and more. For the line-up details and stage splits as available please click here.

The Speakeasy Café will be a haven for fans of all things acoustic, spoken word and comedy. On the bill for the weekend will be Yellow Bentines, Pearl & The Puppets, Luva Anna, Grace Emilys, Twin Atlantic, Healthy Minds Collapse plus many more to be announced. Keeping festival goers laughing at The Speakeasy will be Phil Kay, Stuart Goldsmith, Matha McBrier and Phil Nichol.

There will also be an enchanted forest party and a chill out tree area and 'gourmet food' on offer, including Loch Fyne Oyster Bar and malt whiskys. The Speakeasy Café will offer coffee, culture, conversation and comedy. There will also be bespoke camping options and spa facilities on offer.

Ticket prices are as follows:
Weekend ticket with camping £140.00 (Child 5-11 £70.00)
Weekend camping package (With Bus) £162.00 - £175.00
Weekend ticket only £120.00 (Child 5-11 £60.00)
Day tickets £50 (Child 5-11 £25.00)
Weekend Package (With Bus) £163.00 - £195.50
Car park ticket £15.00

Tickets can be bought directly from the box office onsite across the weekend.

For the green-friendly option you can travel by coach. Special bus services, provided by Citylink are available from key cities across Scotland and England including London, Manchester, Preston, Birmingham, Newcastle, Wakefield, Sheffield and Scotch Corner - call 08705 505050 or log onto www.citylink.co.uk/connect08.html for more information.


Both the car parks and coach drop-off point are a fair walk from the campsite entrance, so make sure you don't take more than you can carry.

The entrance to the festival has changed. The entrance that you will use to enter the festival depends on the mode of transport you use to get there. If travelling by bus then you must enter at the Inveraray Entrance/Gate (close to the castle gates) - even if you have a camping ticket. If travelling by car you must enter via the Bridge Entrance - even if you do not have a camping pass.

More information will be here when available.

Connect 2007

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August 2008
Inveraray Castle, Loch Fyne, Argyll, Scotland, Scotland MAP
£140 for weekend ticket with camping, £120 without camping, £50 for day tickets
last updated: Fri 29th Aug 2008


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