full line-up announced for Solfest, adding over 130 acts

The Coal Porters, The Talks, Paul Hartnoll, Acid Rockers, El-B, Zha, & Andy P

published: Wed 22nd Jul 2015

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Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August 2015
Tarnside Farm, Tarns, nr Aspatria, Cumbria, CA7 4NQ, England MAP
£110 for the weekend
daily capacity: 8000
last updated: Wed 22nd Jul 2015

The full line-up of acts has been announced for Solfest which returns after taking a year out in 2014 to Tarnside Farm, Tarns, nr Aspatria, in Cumbria.

The three day event will be held from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August 2015, August bank holiday, as a slightly smaller event but still retaining the key features that have made it so popular over the past 11 years.

Already confirmed are Peatbog Faeries, The Unthanks, Kathryn Tickell & The Side, The Skints, The Baghdaddies, Backyard Rhythm Orchestra, Pikey Beatz, Holy Moly & the Crackers, Emma and the Professor, Weirdstring Band, Ginger Snap and The Style Pile, Stooshie, The Coast Road, Moss Troopers, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, Sam Kelly, Bombskare, The Lancashire Hotpots, Annemarie Quinn, My Little Brother, Young Rebel Set, Samuel S. Parkes, Heartbreak Remedy, We Are Quasars, Popgun, The Exciles, Afterglow, The Borgias, No Thrills, Bombskare, No Coward Soul, and Banco de Gaia.

The latest addition include for the main Drystone Stage are The Coal Porters, Kevin Dempsey & Rosie Carson, The Fire Beneath the Sea, The After Hours Quintet, Elaine Davidson, Chapin-Wickwar, Scrogans Run, Ourselves And Us, Eabhal, Jack Mason and Meghan Avery, Kosoti, and Solfest Singing Picnic.

Following on the tradition of the Drystone 'Community Musical', this year it's the Solfest Singing Picnic bring a picnic and enjoy a singalong with some Solfest favourites, including Simon Kay's Solfest anthem, 'The Place Where You Earned Your Name'.

Orbital's Paul Hartnoll and 8:58 leads the latest acts for the Lost & Found Stage in the Electric Village with DJ Templehead, Room Full of Mirrors, Radioactive Man (live), Age Of Glass, Werkha, Silverclub, Gella, Projekt Dataline, Seventyfourpercent, Ska Ya Man, Where's North?, FlapSandwich, Deaf Eric, Dohnut, The Farmer, Mr Kipling, LSD-Licious, Cumfy & The Hobo, Heatpod, A Man About A Dog, Clumsy, Dicky Flower, Dave Shocon, Joss Jinx, Tim Toil, Dubwild, Nema Kuta (aka Ben Jamin), Bill Lloyd, Sol e Sombra, Jaz, and Mission to the Watchers

The Bar Stage will host The Talks, The Hoochie Coochie Moonshine Band, Kev Kendal, Stark, Wilf Stone, BlackMamba, The Honey Badgers, and Ivory Veins as well as those acts already anonunced.

Heading for The Love Shack  will be Paul Thompson, Pablo Mescalito, Iain Pattinson, Tim Atkinson, Dubbers, Peach, Lindsay, John Tree, Professor Les Wilkins, Marvin Wilkins, Kingtinny, Stu Miller, Jayney Mac, EJ the DJ, and Roc Vicar.

Stylus in the Electric Village will feature Acid Rockers, Gemma Furbank, Sam Pemberton, Adam Kellet, Ben Jones, Adam Broadly, Robin Walker, Josh, Ritchie Barrow, DJ Pod, Dirtbox DJs, The Whip, Sly & Shakey, and The Organic DJs.

While Unity Sessions in the Electric Village will be feeling the beat with El-B, Zha, La La & the Boo Ya, Dub Boy, PulseCode, Iller Instinct, Amen Shamen, Rezaloot, The Dutty Inspectors, Babylon Uprising Market Soundsystem ft. Boa Kusasa, Mincewa and Junior J, OmniRythm, Papa Shanti, Dr. Oscillator, Spoovoy, Schnez, Mr. Joon, Somah, Super Ape, King Cargo, Oh My Josh, BiG JiMStarr, Abarai, 1point5, Inari, Dom HZ, Zom-B, and Sonny Wharton.

Lastly Andy P, Blanty, Daisy, Baxter Rhodes, Eat Cake, Paul Thornton, Red Tin Dave, Psychosomasis (aka Instant Euphory), Guy Tat AKA Mr Shaky, John Tree, Samurai Breaks, Dead Horse Gang, Mr Scratch, The Farmer, Vinyl Junkie, Vez (Paul Verity), Paddy Rogan, Nema Kuta (aka Ben Jamin), Robbo, Fromage Flatley, Red Jay, Alan Matu, The Mutant Fairy, and Badger will appear in the The Loungevity Tent.

For the full line-up details see the Solfest line-up page.

The festival which offers seven stages of entertainment with something for everyone includes free camping, free parking (next to your tent), plenty of food from around the world, a licensed bar (or you can bring your own), sculptures, a healing area, adult workshops, craft stalls, walkabout performances and theatre, a baby area, fire performances, an acoustic music session tent, and more.

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Tickets are priced as follows:
Adult Standard - £110
Young People Standard (age 11-15) - £70 (Must be ordered with at least one adult ticket)
Child Tickets (age 6-10) - £10
Babies & Toddlers (age 0-5) – FREE but still need a ticket
Thursday Camping (per adult ticket) - £10



Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August 2015
Tarnside Farm, Tarns, nr Aspatria, Cumbria, CA7 4NQ, England MAP
£110 for the weekend
daily capacity: 8000
last updated: Wed 22nd Jul 2015


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