Creative Dundee

Solas Festival

Solas Festival—a celebration of arts and ideas—returns to Perthshire in June, with a line-up that includes lots of familiar Dundee faces.

Solas Festival is excited to be back this midsummer weekend after a three year hiatus, with a bill that includes performances from the likes of Don Kipper, Kris Drever, Stanley Odd, Josie Long and Eliza Shaddad.

However, Solas is not just your average festival. The weekend serves as a creative retreat for the soul, offering a variety of talks, literature, wellbeing and creative workshops, storytelling, comedy, and much more. There are also exclusive chill out zones for those looking to really put their feet up.

This year’s festival also features talks and panels have been partly curated by Amps supporter Sam Gonçalves. He’s invited speakers from Dundee to take part, including Lynne Campbell (folk singer and storyteller), Gillian Easson (Director of Creative Dundee), Dr. Husam Al Waer (Urbanist and Reader in Architecture and Urban Planning), and Dave Close (Director of Hot Chocolate Trust and Creative Dundee Board Director).

With an overall theme of ‘What’s Next?’, the panels will also include perspectives from the likes of BAFTA-winning Chilean-Belgian filmmaker Felipe Bustos Sierra, writer Chris McQueer, investigative journalist Karin Goodwin, theatre director Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir and many more, talking about:

The festival will also welcome speakers like Richard MacLean Smith—host of Unexplained, described by the Guardian as the ‘spookiest podcast ever’—to discuss what our collective myths and unexplained phenomena say about us as a society. And Anupama Ranawana, from Christian Aid, who will discuss the vital importance of ‘rainbow coalitions’ in the climate justice movement.

Fri 17 – Sun 19 June 2022

Errol Park,

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