Solas Festival launch 2015 theme and headliners


Solas, Scotland’s midsummer festival, has announced this year’s theme and line up.

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.

Now in its sixth year, Solas’ new programme features performances and workshops in music, theatre, dance, literature, visual arts, talks and debates.


Tuff Love are among this year’s headliners


The all-age weekend-long celebration of the arts will headlined by Tuff Love, RM Hubbert and Emma Pollock, Raghu Dixit, Hector Bizerk, Honeyblood and The Vaselines.

While the theme for the festival is Between The Lines, exploring the best of culture from across Scotland and around the world.

It will be explored by Janice Galloway, Bill Wells, Alasdair Roberts, Denise Mina Liz Lochhead, Jeane Freeman OBE, Iain Macwhirter and Libby Brooks.

Dot Reid, Head of Programme, said: “I’m really excited that this year’s Solas Festival will bring together legends of Scottish music like The Vaselines and Bill Wells, leading literary figures such as Janice Galloway and Liz Lochhead, and the very best up and coming artists such Hector Bizerk and Honeyblood, all in the same field.

“There’s not another festival in Scotland doing that.”