Solfest announce The Magic Numbers, Alabama 3, and The Wailers

plus From The Jam, New Young Pony Club, The Mummers, & more for Cumbrian festival

published: Thu 18th Mar 2010

The Magic Numbers

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August 2010
Tarnside Farm, Tarns, Silloth, nr Aspatria, Cumbria, England MAP
£89 adult weekend; young person aged 12-16 £62 ; child aged 6-11 £25
daily capacity: 8000
last updated: Wed 18th Aug 2010

The Magic Numbers, Alabama 3, and The Wailers are amongst the acts announced for the main stage at Solfest Festival in Cumbria.

The Magic Numbers
The acts confirmed today for the main stage line-up are The Magic Numbers, Alabama 3, The Wailers, From The Jam, New Young Pony Club, The Mummers, Russkaja, Orkestra Del sol, Astrid Williamson, Baka Beyond, Wallis Bird, The Destroyers, Patti Plinko and her Boy, Goldheart assembly, Amoric, Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six, Tastebuds, Haight Ashbury, The Lovely Eggs, John Fairhurst, Popgun, Becca Williams & The Broken Biscuits, and there are some special guests still to be confirmed.

The Drystone Stage headliners have been announced as Peatbog Faeries, with other additions including Celloman, Awale, Weirdstring Band, and Alejandro Toledo and The Magic Tombolinos.

The seventh Solfest takes place on August Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August 2010 and 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 set between the Solway Firth and the Lake District mountains in picturesque West Cumbria.

The acts already confirmed for Solfest include Pikey Beatz, Sean Taylor, Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell, This Frontier Needs Heroes, Dan Walsh, Mark Gwynne Jones & Psychicbread, The Cactus Room, Anthony Battersby, Will Taylor & The Dish Of Cheese, and Sid Wright. For the line-up details, and stage splits, as available please click here.

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!" Solfest will be hosting Cumbria's biggest fancy dress party (no theme) on the evening of Saturday 23rd August.

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 £89 adult weekend; young person aged 12-16 £62; child aged 6-11 £25; children aged 5 and under can attend for free (but still need a ticket), and parking is FREE. This year Solfest is offering advance camping tickets for the night of Thursday 26th August. These will be priced at £10 per vehicle and will allow access to the camping fields only. There will be no access to the main arena until 9.00am on Friday 27th August.

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.


Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August 2010
Tarnside Farm, Tarns, Silloth, nr Aspatria, Cumbria, England MAP
£89 adult weekend; young person aged 12-16 £62 ; child aged 6-11 £25
daily capacity: 8000
last updated: Wed 18th Aug 2010


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