Young people


Hey, young people! Solas Festival has something for all ages and that includes a dedicated space for you: The Den. As well as programmed sessions The Den is a great place to hang out, warm up and get away from it all.

This year the space will be hosted by Artesfera Collective, a bunch of creative folk from all over Scotland who've done everything from club nights to games nights, jam sessions to jam making.

Dom and the team will be running t-shirt printing sessions, as well as creating an art installation (with your help!) and a devil-stick making workshop. Expect impromptu jam sessions, games and discussions, too: get ready to become the new festival you!


On top of this we've handcrafted a selection of intimate "backchat" sessions with some fo the top festival contributors:

  • Champion slam poet and occasional rap battler Harry Baker - 'best performer on earth' according to Radio One's Scott Mills - will be beguiling you with his rhymes and great craic. 
  • Film buff Chris McKenzie will impart some cinematic wisdom  and a chance to discuss the previous night's late night film (check them out at 11 pm in the Wee Green Cinema).
  • There will be an opportunity to get creative making jewellery with the ladies of KP Couture.
  • Make sweet music with Gameli Tordzro
  • Expand your mind in discussion with Karen Wannell on women's and girl's rites.

And there'll also be theatre games with Sarah Rose Graber out on the field and a good stash of snacks, drinks and really big pillows. It's your own little slice of yurt-shaped paradise...

The Den is a young person's space so parents and wee ones aren't invited. #sorrynotsorry