News

New Sunday night headline act announced – In the Round with Ricky Ross

pjimageWe’re delighted to announce that an extra special one-off event,  In The Round with Ricky Ross, will headline our Sunday night programme. Organised by the Deacon Blue frontman and longtime friend of the festival, and featuring some of Scotland’s best songwriters –  country legend Rab Noakes, the magnificent Emma Pollock and rising star Rory Butler – this special performance is in aid of Glasgow charity Givin’ It Laldie, which organises free music lessons for communities throughout the Gorbals.

Solas Festival headliners announced

This year’s theme of ‘Home’, sees Solas back in the beautiful steadings and fields of The Bield at Blackruthven near Perth with a great line up and major international collaborations. Tickets are available here for just £95 for the weekend. Kids go free! Music The music programme is bigger, noisier and packed with exciting home-grown and… Read more »

Programming theme for 2017 announced

We are happy to announce our programming theme for 2017: “Home”.   For more information on what the theme of “Home” means to us, check out the theme section of the website. We’d love to hear your thoughts on what might mean too and look forward to building our own very special temporary home at… Read more »

Volunteer applications are open!

We are now accepting applications for volunteers at Solas Festival 2017: download the volunteer application form. Volunteering puts you right at the heart of the festival; it’s a great way to get involved, meet new people and become part of the community. There’s lots of different volunteer roles to everyone, whatever your age, skills or passions. If… Read more »

Looking forward to Solas 2017…

So, the dust has settled on another brilliant Solas Festival. Solas 2016 was magical in so many ways, and not least because of all the people who came and created a very special festival community. Some particular highlights for us: sitting in the sunny courtyard with Essie Stewart telling Gaelic stories to us and Sam… Read more »

Debbie Budenberg installation at Solas

We’re very excited to announce that Solas is hosting ‘I don’t know where you are’, an installation by the Wigan-based sculptor, Debbie Budenberg. Debbie’s striking work examines the nature of family, the influences and preconceptions that shape us as individuals, and the tension between the needs of others and the needs of the self, within a… Read more »

Call for visual arts submissions

This year Solas Festival is part of the Year of Architecture, Innovation and Design. We are inviting artists to showcase existing works or create new site-specific installations in response to the curatorial theme ‘Beyond Borders’. Our 2016 theme seeks to challenges the concept of boundaries, from freedom of movement and the physical borders experienced by… Read more »

Line-up latest

Discounted tickets on sale – only until the end of April!  Our Solas Festival 2016 line-up so far hosts luminaries of the alt-folk, world and roots scenes such as Skerryvore, Karine Polwart, Sam Lee & Friends, Blue Rose Code, Sultans of String, Zoë Bestel, Miss Irenie Rose, Roseanne Reid, MacGillivray, Hannah Fisher and Sorren MacLean. Add to the mix cinematic European folklore… Read more »

2016 line-up announcement

It’s here! Our 2016 line up is shaping up to be our most eclectic yet with the return of Solas favourites Stanley Odd and Blue Rose Code alongside the riotous energy of Skerryvore on the main stage. The field will host leading artists from the roots, folk and world scene including the multi award winning… Read more »

Volunteer at Solas 2016

Recruitment for volunteer positions at Solas 2016 is now open for applications!   Solas Festival takes place in The Bield at Blackruthven, Perthshire from the 17th-19th of June 2016. The festival aims to create a generous, hospitable space in Scotland where the arts can be performed and enjoyed by all. The programme also makes space… Read more »