Early-bird tickets for 2018 are now on sale!

This year’s headliners:

Group photo of 47Soul members

47SOUL

London-based Jordanian/Palestinian shamstep masters 47Soul bring their scintillating electro-dabke beats to Solas.

RM Hubbert with Aidan Moffatt

RM Hubbert and Aidan Moffat

The legendary songwriters perform songs from their collaborative album, Here Lies The Body.

Members of Gnawa Trance Fusion

Music lineup also includes…

Protest singer Grace Petrie; acclaimed songwriter Roseanne Reid; electronic dance duo Bossy Love; Glasgow indie-rock powerhouse LUCIA; Withered Hand – described by King Creosote as the ‘UK’s best lyricist’; North African traditional music from Gnawa Trance Fusion (pictured above); joyous band ensemble Brass, Aye?; electronic pop producer Wuh Oh; community music makers Fife Ukulele Orchestra, and a special 10th anniversary showcase of the seminal Edinburgh music label Song, by Toad Records, featuring label artists Siobhan WilsonJonnie Common and Adam Stafford.

Performing arts

Poet and playwright Hannah Lavery explores her mixed heritage in The Drift; champion slam poet Harry Baker returns to Solas, and street theatre collective SURGE will bring a touch of the unexpected to site. Also, look out for Hearts and Minds’ Clowndoctors and the fabulous, veg-positive BarrowBand.

Talks and ideas

Political scientist Professor John Curtice on how Scotland votes; Professor Charles Forsdick on the legacy of colonialism; musician and activist Dave Randall on the political power of music, and Professor Alison Phipps on arts and integration.

There’s lots more to be revealed soon, so watch out for more programme details on the website here, or on our Facebook page.