more dance acts announced for Solfest

Subsource, Eat Static, The Japanese Popstars, and more

published: Thu 20th May 2010

The Japanese Popstars

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

Subsource, Eat Static, and The Japanese Popstars are amongst the latest acts announced for the Dance tents at Solfest Festival in Cumbria.

The Japanese Popstars
Joining the previously announced Adam Freeland, Far Too Loud, and Banco De Gaia on the Dance Stage bill are Subsource, Eat Static, The Japanese Popstars, Utah Saints, Digital.is, and Echaskech.

The Solfest Chill Out Tent returns again for 2010, with proceedings hosted by Planet Dog's very own legendary Michael Dog of the Megadog Organisation. Dogs In Space will once again be playing a late night range of chilled out and ambient sounds to perfectly compliment and contrast the euphoric frenzy of its bigger brother next door. Further artistes and DJs to be confirmed soon.

The main stage line-up includes James, 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, and more. Other acts confirmed for Solfest include Pikey Beatz, Sean Taylor, Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell, This Frontier Needs Heroes, Dan Walsh, and Mark Gwynne Jones & Psychicbread. For the line-up details, and stage splits, as available please click here.

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. Solfest will be hosting Cumbria's biggest fancy dress party (no theme) on the evening of Saturday 23rd August. The festival 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 The Carnegie Box Office, Finkle Street, Workington, Cumbria, or Carlisle, Wigton, Aspatria and Silloth branches of The Cumberland Building Society. Alternatively tickets can be purchased through the phoneline on 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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