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21 - 23 June 2019


"The most laidback vibe of all Scotland’s Summer festivals"

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Scotland's Midsummer Festival of Arts and Ideas

Solas brings performers and thinkers together to entertain, surprise and delight; a rich Midsummer celebration of art and ideas. 

 47Soul are guaranteed to get your dancing the dabke...

47Soul are guaranteed to get your dancing the dabke...


Solas Festival 2018 will serve you a healthy slice of everything from Americana to Electro Loops, and a whole lot inbetween. Highlights include Palestinian/Jordanian Shamstep inventors 47Soul and Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert.

 Art from Norway: Lesley Riddoch's Nordic House Exhibition

Art from Norway: Lesley Riddoch's Nordic House Exhibition


Scottish Opera bringing their pop-up opera tour; Scotland meets Scandinavia in the pioneering Nordic House exhibition; Surge street performers roam the site and Africa in Motion host our cinema in the stables - complete with popcorn.

 Insights, ideas and ways of thinking: stir something new

Insights, ideas and ways of thinking: stir something new


We're not afraid to tackle the big stuff: politics, spirituality, health and modern culture. Challenge your normal with our top thinkers and do-ers, including Prof. John Curtice, Prof. Alison Phipps, Padraig O Tuama and Dave Randall.


Solas Festival is for everyone


Our programme is broad and inclusive; there really is something for all tastes and we’re determined to create a space where everyone will feel comfortable.

Regardless of age, ethnicity, sexuality, political stance, religious belief (or lack of), musical taste, dress sense or any of the other things which make human beings gloriously diverse, you are welcome.

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Solas news


ATTITUDE is Everything

Solas Festival is very proud to announce that we’ve attained the Bronze level of the Attitude is Everything Charter of best Practice. The Charter is a nationally-recognised standard for accessibility at live music events, demonstrating our commitment to make Solas an inclusive space for anyone with access needs.

Attitude is Everything is an independent charity that works with audiences, artists and the music industry to ensure that deaf and disabled people have fair and equal access to events.

If you have a disability, or you’re supporting a disabled person at Solas, take a look at our accessibility information.

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