JUST CONFIRMED – YVONNE LYON, JO MANGO, KITTY THE LION, MONICA QUEEN & THRUM, CALAMATEUR, BRIAN MCGLYNN, RORY BUTLER, SUPLEX THE KID and THE RUSSIAN CHOIR
We’ve got rock, folk, gospel, jazz, blues, Americana, traditional Scots ballads, Gaelic waulking songs, post-rock,
indie, Russian liturgical music and more to come.
To keep up with the new acts as they’re confirmed, and to see links, videos, photos and reviews, follow us on
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NEXT TICKET DEADLINE
Please note that the date previously shown on the website was incorrect and discounted tickets will not be available in May.
However, starting in May, we will be selling day tickets for the festival.We need a clearer idea of numbers attending, so if you are hoping to come for the day help us plan (and avoid the queues) by buying your tickets in advance.
For those not brave enough to face the Solas camping field, we have a range of alternative accommodation
available to suit all budgets. Please email office [at] solasfestival [dot] co [dot] uk if you would like us to try and find you a bed or two, with details of your requirements and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Most of our rooms are available in the very reasonable priced Days Inn at Abington Services and we intend to run
a shuttle bus to and from the festival site. Rooms will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and payment will be required in advance of the festival.
SOLAS SHOWCASE GIG – FEATURING JO MANGO, OLD SOLAR, RORY BUTLER and ADAM STEARNS
Join us on Friday 16th April in the Kog Café, Glasgow for a night of music and merriment to whet your appetite for the festival.
Come along to see some old faces, make some new friends and hear some of the fabulous musicians we’ve got lined up for Solas – more info available here
SOLAS FUNDRAISING GIG – THE VICTORS, TOM MORTON & GRAEME DUFFIN and THE PASSION SINGERS
The Victors are Brian McGlynn, David McRoberts, Alex Smith, Paul Baird and Alan Cameron and 2010 marks 30 years since the Glasgow-based gospel-rockers got together. Come and see them – sounding better than ever – at their first public performance since their final gig in 1982.
They’re playing the ABC 2 in Glasgow on Saturday 8th May 2010 and all proceeds from the gig are being donated to Solas Festival.
Joining them for this one-off performance:Tom Morton & Graeme Duffin.
Tom, a well-known and widely travelled singer-songwriter in the late 70s/early 80s, is now one of Scotland’s best-known broadcasters, hosting the afternoon slot on BBC Radio Scotland. Graeme, of course, is the guitarist and producer from Wet Wet Wet.
The Passion Singers.The stunning choir from The Southside Passion – a community passion play staged in Glasgow’s south side a couple of years ago under the leadership of Ricky Ross.
VOLUNTEER APPEAL – LOOKING FOR DRIVERS AND STEWARDS
We’re still looking for people to help us make Solas a success and are especially keen to hear from potential drivers (or anyone who can lend us a minibus!?) and stewards.
We’re asking for a commitment of up to 6 hours a day. Volunteers will receive training, support and half-priced tickets to the festival.
This is a great chance to be part of Solas right from the beginning and part of the community that will be at the heart of the festival.
Help us to grow something out of the ordinary – email office [at] solasfestival [dot] co [dot] uk today.
click here to visit the Solas Saint webpage