Manic Street Preachers also on bill for Scottish music event

Franz Ferdinand and Kasabian will headline the second Hydro-Connect festival in Scotland.

Franz Ferdinand will play tracks from their highly anticipated third album, which they described to Rolling Stone as “more of a dance record than a rock record.”

Joining them will be the recently crowned ‘NME Godlike Geniuses’, Manic Street Preachers, a rare acoustic set by The Coral, Grinderman, The Breeders and Icelandic post-rock pioneers, Sigur Ros, who will also be playing at this year’s Uncut-sponsored Latitude Festival.

The festival will take place at Inveraray Castle in Argyll from August 29 to 31. Tickets for the bash go on sale this Friday (April 4) and start from £120 see www.connectmusicfestival.com for more information.