Solas Festival

Solas Festival
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An age-free arts festival with music, literature and spoken word, visual art and crafts, film and theatre as well as a programme of talks and debates. Last year's line-up featured comedians Josie Long, Robin Ince, hip-hop giants Stanley Odd, social and political historian TM Devine, novelist James Robertson, journalist and presenter Lesley Riddoch and Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber.

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Solas, Scotland’s midsummer festival, is an all-age weekend-long celebration of the arts. Designed to entertain, inspire and challenge, artists and audiences come together to collaborate at the beautiful site of The Bield at Blackruthven, Tibbermore in rural Perthshire.

The theme of this year’s festival, Between The Lines, explores the best of culture from across Scotland and around the world, looking at the spaces between cultures, art forms and ideas where creativity flourishes.

Now in its sixth year, Solas’ innovative and eclectic new programme features performances and workshops in music, theatre, dance, literature, visual arts, talks and debates. This year’s lineup includes The Vaselines, Raghu Dixit, Liz Lochhead, Honeyblood, R M Hubbert & Emma Pollock, Janice Galloway, Alasdair Roberts, Denise Mina, Bill Wells‘ National Jazz Trio of Scotland, Blue Rose Code, TuffLove, Prehistoric Friends, Jonnie Common, Hector Bizerk and more to be announced.

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Performance times

The Bield, Tibbermore

Blackruthven, Tibbermore, Perth and Kinross, PH1 1PY

Fri 19 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 416 1650

Sat 20 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 416 1650

Sun 21 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 416 1650

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Best family-friendly festivals in Scotland

1 Apr 2015

Top five fests for all the family, including Solas, Kelburn Garden Party and Doune the Rabbit Hole

Think festivals aren’t the right place for kids? Think again. Several of Scotland’s best boutique festivals are welcoming kids and families in their droves. Here, we pick out five of the best for 2015. Solas Enjoying a range of family and kids-only…

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