The Blockheads, bring their rhythm stick to Solfest

plus Rosie Doonan, Emma and the Professor, Filska, and more

published: Thu 26th Feb 2009

The Blockheads

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August 2009
Tarnside Farm, Tarns, Silloth, nr Aspatria, Cumbria, England MAP
£85 adult weekend; young person aged 12-16 £60; child aged 6-11 £25
daily capacity: 8000
last updated: Mon 3rd Aug 2009

The Blockheads lead the latest acts heading for this year's Solfest.

The Blockheads
Playing on the main stage will be The Blockheads who are releasing a brand new studio album 'Staring Down The Barrel' to coincide with the 30th anniversary of their single, 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick'. It will be the group's second release since frontman Ian Dury passed away in 2000.

There are also more additions to the Drystone Stage hosted by Wizardmarra, these are Rosie Doonan & The Snap Dragons, Emma and the Professor, Bushplant, The Duplets, Mr & Mrs, Filska, Diddley Squat, Pikey Beatz, Laura James, Ethan Thomas, Lo Fi Lung, Rob Dunsford, and Anthony Battersby.

The acts confirmed so far include The Charlatans (who have said they are Sunday headliners) Nerina Pallot, Buzzcocks, The Beat, Shooglenifty, Dhol Foundation, Dub Colossus, The Lancashire Hotpots, Trickbaby, The Kabeedies, Ella Edmondson, The Resplendents, Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls, and Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Solfest offers something for everyone, with a main stage, dance tent, second stage with many smaller acts, and a children's area with workshops to amaze, educate and enthral kids and adults throughout the day.

The non-commercial music and arts festival has a warm atmosphere and is held at Tarnside Farm, Tarns, Silloth, nr Aspatria, West Cumbria between the Solway Firth and the Lake District mountains.

Solfest 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.

Tickets are on sale. The prices are confirmed as £85 adult weekend; young person aged 12-16 £60; child aged 6-11 £25; parking FREE. Solfest only sell tickets over the counter, available from branches of the Cumberland Building Society in Wigton, Aspatria and Silloth, and the Carnegie Theatre, Workington box Office tel. 01900 602122. For Solfest 2009 there will be a total of 6500 adult tickets available. There will also be a total of 750 children's tickets and 750 Young people's tickets.



Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August 2009
Tarnside Farm, Tarns, Silloth, nr Aspatria, Cumbria, England MAP
£85 adult weekend; young person aged 12-16 £60; child aged 6-11 £25
daily capacity: 8000
last updated: Mon 3rd Aug 2009


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