Solfest 2021

Solfest 2021

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August 2021
North Lakes Country Park, Tarnside, Silloth, Cumbria, CA7 4NQ, England MAP
currently £119 for the weekend incl camping
Daily capacity: 5,000
Last updated: Wed 28th Jul 2021

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 over August Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August 2021 and offers something for everyone, with music as well as a children's area with workshops to amaze, educate and enthral kids and adults throughout the day.


Confirmed acts include headliners Maximo Park, Basement Jaxx (DJ set), and Razorlight, along with Echo and the Bunnymen, The Amazons, Henge, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, DJ Format, Ferocious Dog, Peatbog Faeries, Sunscreem, Howlin’ Ric and the Rocketeers, Goldie Lookin Chain, Sam and the Womp, Scumbrians, Oscar John & the Alchemists, Delagrave, Utah Saints, Tom Hingley, Age Of Glass, Too Many T's, Cut Capers, Bull, Redfish, Holy Moly & The Crackers, Jack Found, Mr Bruce, Bees In Blankets, Wearequasars, and more with more to be announced.

For the details, day and stage splits, as available please see the line-up page.


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Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend including camping: £119
young person (13-17) weekend including camping: £65
child (4-12) weekend including camping: £29
Babies & Toddlers (age 0-3): FREE but still need a ticket
Thursday early entry (per adult ticket): £25
Live-in vehicle: £35


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!"

Fancy dress

Saturday is fancy dress day at Solfest, this year's theme has not yet been announced.

On site

Solfest is expected to include free camping (quiet and noisy!); free parking; 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.

For kids

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.

Early entry

The 'Shoreside' field (Noisy Camping) is open for public arrivals between the hours of 5pm and 10pm on Thursday evening. There is 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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