Tarnside Farm

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Friday 24th - Sunday 26th August 2018

Tarnside Farm in Cumbria

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Review of Solfest

Overall rating: 5

Best small family festival around.

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Fantastic family event lots of fun....but WHY NO FAMILY CAMPING???? That ruined some peoples experience, and certainly dinted ours. WOuld only come back if we knew the was definitely family camping- it's not fair on families or the party animals who get woken up at 7am by noisy kids....

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 4.5

We have been to Solfest several times and love the non commercial, relaxing, friendly atmosphere it has. The general ska, reggae, folk and punk music very much suits our tastes.
A few of the stewards didn't seem aware of the different camp sites when we arrived so as a result we (a couple) were surrounded by families with very young children and noisy teenagers. This hasn't happened before so was a shame but by no means spoilt our weekend. The toilets unfortunately didn't seem as well maintained this year, they're normally outstanding for a festival.
Our highlight was definitely Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5, you can't see them and not leave without a smile.
Thanks again Solfest for another good festival.

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 5

Great family friendly festival with lots for everyone to do. Kids area was fantastic with the best sandpit ever & even had its own mini cinema to keep everyone entertained. Site was bright & colourful & had lots of interesting venues all decorated to a high standard. Good range of reasonably priced food venders for all tastes, we had an amazing veggie Sunday roast with all the trimmings, glass of wine with mood lighting in one of the "cafes" for 7:50!
Was a fantastic atmosphere this year, everyone said how friendly & relaxed it felt !
Roll on 2018 😊

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

My daughter's and I loved solfest! However, we we're told that camping was "all together" so we found a good pitch and camped. Turns out we we're in noisy camping! Didn't ruin our experience, sleep would have been nice though.

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 4.5

More civilised than beatherder, more going on than cloudspotting....

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Lovely venue, nice event but not too good a line-up this year. Seems to be getting worse each year.... also didn't seem as busy as previous years (I have been to every Solfest from the very first year).

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Wonderful, old school festival with very friendly vibe

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Friendly little festival - great music, lovely location, not a commercial money-pit, fabulous weekend.

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 5

Mind bendingly spectacular, no where else quite like Solfest can you ooze through a heaving mass of high energy, star struck and beautiful smiling faces so utterly encompassing in their love that it makes every inch of your body tingle. Biggest of respect to every MC, DJ and dirty dub wizard keeping the chunes filthy from Friday to the depths of Monday morning. JamBeater sound system you've been the wind in my sails from start to finish, big love to the Reggae tent, to the Unity Sessions crew, to Loungevity for delighting the eyeballs and resting my aching a**e muscles on a cornucopia of luscious seatery. And to the tutu toting mega babe who mangled the mind with dutty whispers of galactic cannibalism before slapping a Knob Head sticker on me tatas; f**k me what an experience. Count me seduced Madame, I'd happy take on an entire squadron of space age nasties Jim Kirk style to defend thy divine honor. To Pancake Man and the dutch pancake fam you beautiful Mauri warrior looking motherflipper, bless you for the Sunday boost of syrup and the double serving. We absolutely owe you more coin for the mind body and soul rejuvenation, you are incredible folks. To every deep and dirty skanker dominating the speakers all day and night, it's been a pleasure as always bouncing and weaving alongside to the most rotten of riddims. I've been deaf as a post and blind as a bat so if I missed any interaction with you beautiful souls know the love is still there and ever flowin', I'm just ever hungry for bass and easily distracted by the beats like a magpie and a silver bouillon spoon. To the Yes Kru and Tom Buckle you funky ball of tits from the infinite cosmos, to Rudonk Bash, Ste Hoole, Kel Dale and me lal Louie; bless up yaselves. A f**king pleasure as always and a truly twisted weekend, much needed heart reboot after a manky year. All my love int' universe truly, thank you once again Solfest for being what you are. Wouldn't change one bit.

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Probably my favourite festival, great people, fantastic vibe and everyone down to earth. We will be going next year

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Absolutely loved Solfest! Would highly recommend for people wanting a chilled-out, relaxed, family-friendly (but still great for people of all ages with no kids) weekend. Very much prefer the large variety of different musical venues, instead of the standard 2-stages approach - more opportunity to stumble upon bands/styles of music we'd not expected. Also really appreciate the low cost for a quality weekend - much better than paying loads for a few bands you've already heard of & a lot of corporate branding!

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 4

super festival - not too big and good music variety

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Enjoyed the weekend but having to pay a 4.25 booking fee per ticket seems a bit of a rip off - ended up paying 25 for booking and handling fees for my three tickets which I think is scandalous - not part of the Solfest philosophy that was. I did ask for an explanation (twice) at the time of booking but didn't get a reply.

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

I just love this festival. There is everything you could possibly want. Colour,diversity, space. Fantastic music and the atmosphere is just the best. There is room to enjoy and express yourself. Not too big but plenty big enough. Love it!!!

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 4

The site, set up are great but some of the headline acts in my opinion were be poor. I thought Longevity had a great clean feel and energy.

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Really good.

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Have been to Solfest for a number of years now, it is a fantastic venue and the festival has many great qualities. Sadly I think the loss of the bigger 'named' bands has been detrimental for the last two years and the low attendance numbers were evidence of that.
Having a number of stages/tents to wander into at all times of the day and night is fab, bar stage is 100% better, loads for the kids to do, always a place to sit and watch bands, food and drink a plenty, (generally) easy camping.
Sadly this year, on arrival gate staff seemed unaware of the registering procedure, wrist bands hadn't arrived half hr after gate opening time and many of us families were shown onto the noisy field to camp, BUT.. these were minor things compared to the pretty well organised and smoothly run event. Maybe consider at least one crowd puller per day or I fear this festival may not last.

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

It was my girls first music festival. They loved and so did I. Friendly people, amazing atmosphere, great dresding up. Next year I will make an effort to dress up to! Never felt it was crowded. Nice music.

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Review of Solfest 2017

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

wonderful weekend!

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Solfest, Cumbria
Friday 24th August 2018 - Sunday 26th August 2018 tickets:

Type of Ticket Price QuantityQty
Adults
Tier 1 - Adult
18+ Includes full weekend camping (Fri-Sun)
£83.94
(£79.00 + bf)
SOLD OUT
Tier 2 - Adult
18+ Includes full weekend camping (Fri-Sun)
£94.56
(£89.00 + bf)
Thursday entry
Upgrade to Thursday early-bird camping. 1 required per adult ticket
£10.75
(£10.00 + bf)
Young People
Tier 1 - Young person
Age 12-17 Includes full weekend camping (Fri-Sun)
£58.44
(£55.00 + bf)
Tier 2 - Young Person
Age 12-17 Includes full weekend camping (Fri-Sun)
£62.69
(£59.00 + bf)
NOT ON SALE
Children
Tier 1 - Child
3-11 years old. Includes full weekend camping (Fri-Sun)
£21.25
(£20.00 + bf)
Tier 2 - Child
3-11 years old. Includes full weekend camping (Fri-Sun)
£26.56
(£25.00 + bf)
NOT ON SALE
Baby
0-3 years old - required, although free! Includes full weekend camping (Fri-Sun)
£0.00
Family Ticket
Tier 1 - Family ticket
2 Adults and up to 2 under 18's - Must come together. Includes full weekend camping (Fri-Sun)
£212.50
(£200.00 + bf)
Live-in Vehicles
Live-in vehicle
1 required for every caravan, motorhome, trailer tent or modifed vehicle
£26.56
(£25.00 + bf)

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