Solfest 2024


buy tickets now > Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August 2024
North Lakes Country Park, Tarnside, Silloth, Cumbria, CA7 4NQ, England MAP
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currently £149.99 (plus fees) for the weekend incl camping (adult)
Daily capacity: 10,000
Last updated: Wed 24th Jan 2024

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 showcases a massive range of musical and cultural adventures over 10 stages.

Solfest returns for its 20th anniversary edition over the August Bank Holiday weekend from Friday the 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2024 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.

Thursday Add-on available for those who dom not want to miss a thing.


Among the headlining acts revealed in the initial lineup are New York Hip Hop Royalty De La Soul who unexpectedly had to pull out of last years edition, legendary reggae band The Wailers, Brit Pop Icons The Bluetones, Joy Division and New Order Bassist Peter Hook and the Light, along with electronic music pioneers Utah Saints and alternative rock sensation Republica.

Also confirmed are: N-Trance, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, The Amy Winehouse Band, Cut Capers, Smoove and Turrell, DJ Formatt, Shelf Lives, Bombskare, The Baghdaddies, Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5, TVAM, Fat Dads, Loonaloop, Wolfred, Beatles Dub Club, Old Time Sailors, Melanie Baker, Hardwicke Circus, Weirdstring Ceilidh, Mik Artistik's Ego Trip, The Gerry Cinnamon Experience, Mackie, Mylittlebrother, Cousin Kula, Meetwood Flac, Guest Singer, Drop Leg Steppas, Soul Junction, The Loose Cut, Wilswood Buoys, Acrylic, Thingumabob & The Thingumajigs, Galdorcraeft, Joe Solo, J.P.Worsfold and the Band of Gold, Anne Marie Sanderson.


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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!"


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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last updated: Wed 24th Jan 2024
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