Solfest 2011 update


This beautiful setting has been the host for the last seven years to an eclectic mix of both well-established and emerging artists from all over the world, as well as an interesting array of walkabout acts and local talent.
This year’s line-up will be announced in the spring, though previous acts to appear include punk, Britpop, dance and indie legends The Charlatans, James, The Wonderstuff, Supergrass, The Proclaimers, The Orb, Sham 69, The Bees, Buzzcocks, The Levellers, Utah Saints, The Magic Numbers and The Damned.
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. “We love it when grandparents bring their grandchildren along to the festival, there is always plenty of excitement for everyone” say the event’s organisers, “we devote a third of the festival site to the children’s area where workshops and entertainment are aimed at entertaining and occupying our young festival goers”. It’s a festival that a family can uncover together, or split off and have individual journeys in dance, discovery and playful drama.
In 2011, there will be a whole program of activities away from the music to keep people’s minds a million miles away from the normality of their day to days, and whether that be dropping into one of the many session tents around the site or visiting one of Solfest’s healers for a massage – there really is a way for everyone to escape.
“The relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere at Solfest is what the festival goers bring to the event”, say organisers. This summer Solfest would like to repay its audience by introducing some new elements to the four day gathering. “You’ll find an interesting and exciting mix of music and acts as well as some changes to the arena field, aiming to make your journey through the site like never before”.
General tickets for the festival will be on sale in the spring. Solfest have managed to keep ticket prices fixed at 2010 prices. At a time when everything seems to be increasing in price it was important to Solfest to keep their tickets at an affordable level, and now with the added incentive of the Early Bird tickets going on sale on the 1st of February, it really is affordable for all.
There is a variety of ways you can purchase tickets. Walk up ticket sales are available from all branches of the Cumberland Building Society and The Carnegie Theatre in Workington where tickets can be bought over the phone via 01900 602122. Tickets are also available via the all new website at
Further information will be released in the coming weeks regarding line-up and acts appearing at this year’s festival, along with where general tickets will be available from.
Ticket Info
Early Bird tickets are priced at £80
A young persons Early Bird ticket (12-16) is £55
A Childs ticket (6-11) is £25
5 and under tickets are free
No booking fee, P+P for internet sales apply
All tickets are subject to availability
Campsite opens Thursday 25th August
Thursday Camping £10
General tickets to be released soon
Tarnside Farm, Tarns, Silloth, West Cumbria CA74NQ
26th to 29th August 2011


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