A non-commercial music and arts festival with a warm atmosphere set between the Solway Firth and the Lake District mountains in picturesque West Cumbria, as always it features a massive range of musical and cultural adventures.
Solfest returns after a year off to take place over August Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August, 2015 and offers something for everyone, with the Bar stage, Electric Village, second stage with many smaller acts, and a children's area with workshops to amaze, educate and enthral kids and adults throughout the day.
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, 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, Paul Hartnoll, DJ Templehead, No Coward Soul, Banco de Gaia, and many more.
For the full line-up details see the Solfest line-up page.
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
The festival policy is "to appeal to four generations of people, from the tiny babies through to the great-grannies and great-granddads (and everyone else in between) and have them all partying together at the same time - and lovin' it!"
Saturday is fancy dress day at Solfest, this year's theme has not yet been announced.
Solfest is expected to include free camping (quiet and noisy!); 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 where you can try things such as belly dancing and wood turning; craft stalls; walkabout performances and theatre; a baby area; fire performances; an acoustic music session tent, and friendly and helpful stewards.
The Solfest Workshop programme offers a wide range of activities to educate and inspire.
Solfest has an action packed kids area for children of all ages, from the Baby Chill-Out with facilities for feeding, changing and resting.
Plus fun things like painting drop-in sessions, circus skills, musical workshops, craft workshops, ultraviolet sandpit, wood lathes and green woodworking, facepainters, songs and stories, Hula Hooping workshops, water play, bubbles, and other toys and activities.
For older kids and teens expect the return of the Trailer Trash Games Emporium, a mobile youth club featuring activities like table football, table tennis and other games and activities.
Last year the 'Shoreside' field (Noisy Camping) was open for public access between the hours of 5pm and 10pm on Thursday evening. There was no access to the main festival field or any of the other camping fields until the Friday.
More information will be here when available.
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