The Damned and more announced for Solfest

including Thea Gilmore, Burn The Negative, Adsorb, and more

published: Mon 12th Jul 2010

The Damned

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 Damned, and Thea Gilmore lead the latest acts announced for Solfest Festival in Cumbria.

The Damned
'New rose' gothic punk legends The Damned will headline the Bar Stage, they will be joined on the line-up by Thea Gilmore, Burn The Negative, Gus MacGregor, Amy Smith, Eocene, and Jude Connelly.

There are also more acts confirmed for the Drystone Stage including The Indian Postal Service, Jaca, Rob Heron & The Two Man Orchestra, Sunday Driver, The Ventriloquists, Richard Barry, Red Tides, Orchestre DC Dansette, The Social Ignition, Little Sister, Righteous Bees, Late Draft, and Blue Jam.

Seventeen new Dance Stage additions have also been confirmed, they are Adsorb, Run Riot, Knob Jockeys, Gooseman, Deaf Eric, Ed Tangent (DJ), Techno Hippy, Onney, G Shock, Arwen Vada, Dave Shocon, Glover, Mark Worden, The Weaver & Sam P, Cumfy & The Hobo, DJM, and User Friendly
all added to the line-up.

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.
To buy tickets online click here.


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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