Solas Festival 2018 #5

As promised, here’s a quick photo-roundup from Solas last weekend. It’s stuck with me impressively over the last week, as I had such a good time and it really lifted my spirits. A weekend in the sun enjoying great music and company really was what I needed. 🙂

47Soul, Palestinian Shamstep band, on Friday night. Really different to the sort of stuff I normally see and hear!
Mainstage on Friday.
Stop The Rain on the small-but-perfectly-formed Fresh stage, hosting new upcoming acts. It was a little out of the way, which I hope the festival addresses on the new site, but it still got a fair bit of attention and was a nice venue.
Stones. A little detail from the beautiful site. The Bield, near Perth, is actually a religious retreat centre, but has been a great venue for Solas since 2013. Next year the festival is moving to Errol Park, between Perth and Dundee. The Bield is a tough act to follow, but I am looking forward to seeing the new venue.
From the Nordic Art exhibition, curated by Lesley Riddoch. Lesley is a Scottish independence supporter of the opinion that Scotland should be emulating Scandinavian nations, so she is keen to build links and show off ideas that Scotland might emulate.
Luke, a man with a manual typewriter who wrote stories on request – give him a theme, get a typed story. Nice bit of performance art. Captured on my Holga lens.
Tom McGuire and the Brassholes – final act of the festival on Sunday night. Awesome! Really great way to finish. 🙂

Hope that gives you a little flavour. Solas is a wonderful event and I am looking forward to next year already. Greenbelt coming up in August, though! Watch this space.

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