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Solfest Festival

Tarnside Farm, Cumbria

Solfest is the UKs local summer music festival! Award winning Bank Holiday family friendly music festival in Cumbria.

Solfest 2018 will return on August 24th 2018 hosted at Tarnside Farm, situated on the beautiful Solway coast in the Northern Lake District, Cumbria.

Solfest welcomes all generations and we have always taken great pride in the family atmosphere and the mix of ages that participate in the festival.

Solfest is a music and arts festival that in 2018 will be celebrating its 13th year!  It is a completely independent family friendly event that is staffed by volunteers all of whom are dedicated to providing a friendly, happy, relaxed event - where all generations of people can come together to enjoy each other’s company, take in the beautiful surroundings and listen to some fantastic music from all around the world.

Solfest is a national festival with a local feel; we want to make sure that each act that performs for you at the festival gets the same wonderful lovely treatment and attention no matter how big or small they are. We enjoy bringing you some well known names, local artists, performers from around the world and those breaking through and striving to 'make it'.
We want you to enjoy the whole of the Solfest experience which is why we don't publish our programme of events prior to the festival starting. To get you excited in the build up to the festival we'll tell you who is performing but never when!


Solfest is a child and family friendly festival where young and old, often several generations of the same family can party and have fun together in the same place.

Family Friendly Activities for all Ages

We aim to provide something for everyone, from workshops and events in the Healing Garden to activities in the Children's Arena, and a vast array of music and performance spaces around the festival's site.

We want grans, granddads, brothers, sisters, mums, dads, aunts and uncles to join in the fun and have a brilliant time together.


Ever since the first Solfest in 2004, the Kid's Arena has been an essential part of what we do with its own special ‘festival within a festival' vibe. This year we're planning another another fantastic line-up of quality entertainment, activities and adventures which are certain to keep families happy all weekend.


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