Solas Festival aims to be open and inclusive to everyone.  In this section we have included as much access information as possible – however, if there’s something we’ve missed out, or if you would rather discuss in person – don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The following access information is also available as a printable PDF: download Solas Festival access information.

Contact

For all access related enquiries contact Debs Hahn.

We aim to respond to all queries within 5 working days.

Personal assistants’ (PA) tickets

Solas Festival offers one free ticket for people who require a personal assistant to enable them to enjoy the festival. In order to receive a free ticket, you will be required to present evidence to prove your eligibility for a PA ticket. If this applies, get in touch to discuss what will be suitable.

Site description

Solas Festival is held at the Bield – just outside of Perth. The site itself is mostly flat grassy fields. On the festival field there is an outside music stage, a bar tent and 3 large marquees which are used for speakers, films and workshops. The field is small and flat and is reached by a compacted dirt path and temporary tracking over grassy areas. There are also two inside venues in a large barn with a concrete floor and step free access, and an additional small venue on the hard standing surrounding the barn. The distance between the barn and the furthest away stage on the field is approximately 250 metres.

We do not have viewing platforms, but as we are a small, relaxed festival we are confident you will be able to find a spot which is just right for you to enjoy the music. We are happy to assist you with this.

Parking

Day parking and taxi drop-off point for festival guests with specific access requirements is a 20 metre walk from the Barn venues. The festival box office is on the hard standing next to the barn venues.

Camping

Accessible camping is situated 100 metres from the festival site. The field is flat and there is ample space for tents, vehicles and live-in vehicles. There is an accessible modular toilet in the accessible camping site. We are also happy to discuss camping on the festival field in certain situations.

Solas Festival is just a 12-minute drive from central Perth, where there are multiple accommodation options to suit all requirements – we welcome day guests and are happy to recommend accommodation in Perth.

Toilets

There are accessible modular toilets at the main festival field, the barn stages and the accessible campsite as well as indoor accessible toilets, the use of which can be negotiated.

There are no showers on site but if you specifically require a shower, let us know and we may be able to arrange this.

First Aid and welfare

St Andrew’s Ambulance provide First Aid in a dedicated indoor first aid space throughout the festival. We may be able to make fridge space available for medications; please ask us about this.

Access to performance

At present we do not have BSL interpretation, captioning or audio description – however, we’re working on it – watch this space!

Assistance dogs

We welcome registered assistance dogs onsite.

Strobe lighting

Solas Festival operates a strobe-free policy.