The Waterboys to headline Solfest

plus Saint Jude, Louis Barabbas, Yes Sir Boss, and others

published: Fri 27th Apr 2012

The Waterboys

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August 2012
Tarnside Farm, Tarns, Silloth, nr Aspatria, Cumbria, England MAP
£95 adult weekend
daily capacity: 8000
last updated: Mon 16th Jul 2012

The Waterboys will headline the main stage at the eighth Solfest takes place on August Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August 2012.

The Waterboys
The Waterboys were formed in 1983 by Mike Scott and became famous for their powerful live performances and majestic alternative rock albums such as 'A Pagan Place and This Is The Sea', which included biggest hit 'The Whole Of The Moon'. The band will headline a line-up that includes the newly announced Saint Jude, Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six, Yes Sir Boss, Tarras, Fiona Clayton, and Kitchie Wud.

They join Big Country, Adam Ant & The Good The Mad & The Lovely Posse, KT Tunstall, Billy Bragg, The South, The Duke Spirit, Transglobal Underground, and The Bootleg Beatles, Eat Static, System 7, Strangefruit, Nina Nesbitt, Larkin Poe, Emily barker and the Red Clay Halo, Pikey Beatz, The Talks, Davey Horne & The Golden Pipes, More From Jim, The BoobyTraps, Surfin' Turnips, Nikki Rous, Heidi Browne, Ford & The Shouts, Riff-X, House Of Three Hands, Jakarta Club, Eden's Daughter, The Manhattan Project, Emma Dockeray, PopGun, The 309s, Brewed Slowly, In Dynamics, Aberfeldy, The Baghdaddies, Belleruche, Bellevue Rendezvous, The Hut People, Man's Ruin, Roddy Woomble, This Is The Kit, Walsh and Pound, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, Dub Jazz Sound System, Juba do Leão, Matt Stalker and Fables, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, and Solway Sunset.

There will be seven stages of entertainment to be announced in total with a host of other folk, pop and rock bands appearing across the weekend. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Solfest is ran almost entirely by a group of volunteers whose aim has always been to create a festival where all generations of family can relax together, where young and old can find entertainment around every corner.

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.

The early bird offer has ended. An adult ticket is priced at £95 and a young persons (aged 12-16 years) ticket is priced at £65. A Thursday camping ticket is priced at £10, a child (aged 6-11 years) ticket is priced at £25, and a child under 5 ticket is free, but they still need a ticket.

To buy tickets, click here.


Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August 2012
Tarnside Farm, Tarns, Silloth, nr Aspatria, Cumbria, England MAP
£95 adult weekend
daily capacity: 8000
last updated: Mon 16th Jul 2012


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