Solas Festival

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Solas Festival
Genre Indie rock, folk
Dates Fourth weekend of June (3 days)
Location(s) Wiston, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, 2010-2012; The Bield, Blackruthven, Perthshire, 2013-present
Years active 2010-present

Solas Festival is an annual music festival, held in Scotland, since 2010. The festival also comprises elements of poetry, art, politics, dance, philosophy and literature.[1]

Described as a "wee Woodstock," the festival is associated with Creative Scotland, Scottish Refugee Week and Christian Aid.[2]

The first three festivals were held in the village of Wiston. From 2013 the festival has been held at the Bield at Blackruthven near Perth.



The festival's 2013 line-up includes: Karine Polwart, Liz Lochhead, We Were Promised Jetpacks, the National Theatre of Scotland, Breabach, and Margie Gillis.


The festival's 2012 musical acts included: Admiral Fallow, Roddy Woomble, Ricky Ross, Randolph's Leap and The Imagineers.


  1. ^ "Solas Festival (Wiston Lodge)". Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ricky Ross joins line-up for Lanarkshire festival". Retrieved 23 June 2012. 

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