Tickets for Solfest
Friday 24th August 2018 - Sunday 26th August 2018 tickets:
Skiddle guarantee that we have the lowest booking fees available for Solfest tickets. We are an official primary ticket outlet and all tickets are processed and dispatched by Skiddle direct to you. All our tickets are sold at face value and originate directly from the event organiser.
Terms & conditions
All tickets are for the full weekend. Day tickets are not available in advance, but weekend tickets may be purchased at the event subject to availability.
Anyone 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18, so if you would like to buy a Young Person ticket on its own these must be purchased at the same time as an adult ticket. Children three years old and under will get their tickets for FREE but you must still order them at the same time as the accompanying adult tickets.
Anyone under the age of 18 will not be issued with an adult wristband.
Persons under the age of 18 will not be permitted entry to the event without an adult over 18.
A Maximum of 4 persons under the age of 18 may accompany each paying adult.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday night camping is included in the standard ticket price.
A small fee must be charged for live-in vehicles, caravans, campervans and trailer tents. These can be purchased during the sales process online. This is to help keep the festival's carbon footprint down and maximise available camping space. Remember, a free shuttle bus from the local train station is offered throughout the weekend.
You may upgrade to Thursday early-bird camping for a small additional fee. This is applicable for EACH adult (18+) and one supplement must be purchased per adult.
No flares or fireworks.
No Chinese lanterns. Once they’ve landed they pose a significant risk to wildlife.
No campfires, barbecues or grills.
Management reserve the right to refuse admission.
What time does the festival start?
The campsites will open at 9am and close at 8pm on Thursday to those of you with a Thursday Camping Ticket. The campsites will reopen on Friday at 9am. The main festival arena opens at noon on Friday.
Can I pay on the gate?
Tickets will be available on the gate as long as it doesn’t sell out in advance.
Will there be a cash machine on the festival site?
No. But a free bus runs to Aspatria and Silloth over the weekend if you need to withdraw extra cash.
Is there an online program showing which acts are on when?
No. The organisers would like you to enjoy the whole of the Solfest experience which is why they don’t publish their programme of events prior to the festival starting. They will tell you who is performing but never when.
Will you have programs / timetables for the weekend?
Yes. Programmes will be available at the information area on site over the weekend. The festival doesn’t publish information in advance, mostly because we’d like people to come for the whole weekend, not just one-band. But, also, owing to the nature of the event, timings are subject to a bit of change, so the publishing is left to as late as possible.
What time is “my favourite band” playing?
Because Solfest prefer people to come and enjoy the whole festival experience and not just cherry pick one band, they do not release the times and days acts will perform until the start of the festival.
Can I arrive on Thursday?
Yes, but adults (18+) will need to purchase advance Thursday Camping tickets. This is a £10 supplement which must be purchased at the same time as your tickets. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket and thursday camping pass. You must get to the site between 9am and 8pm on Thursday because moving vehicles around the camping areas as it gets dark poses a significant safety risk. The gates will be closed at 8pm on Thursday and reopen on Friday at 9am. The main arenas will open at noon on Friday.
What time do I have to be off site at the end of the festival?
You must be off site by sunset on the Monday Bank Holiday.
Is there somewhere I can park so that I can leave site early?
If you need to get your car off site during the weekend, please explain to the stewards, you’ll need to leave your car in day parking, as the festival doesn’t allow any vehicle movements on the campsites over the weekend wherever possible.
Is the festival family friendly?
Yes. Solfest pride themselves on having 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 site. The festival would love grans, granddads, brothers, sisters, mums, dads, aunts and uncles to join in the fun and have a brilliant time together.
Can I bring my dog?
No. At the request of the landowner, pets are not permitted for safety reasons.
Solfest recommend a local boarding kennels, Grass Roots Kennels who offer a great service for our festival goers dogs.
Can I bring or buy alcohol?
Yes, but it’s exactly the same at Solfest as anywhere else. The festival organisers ask that you do not bring glass into the arena and that you use our recycling points when you’re finished. Under-age drinking is not permitted. Your adult ticket/wristband has nothing to do with the sale of alcohol or any other licensed products. The law is the law. If you are asked for ID and you do not have any, you will not be served alcohol.
Can I charge my mobile phone on site?
Yes. You can charge your phone in the Information Tent just inside the main entrance to the arena, ask a steward for directions.
I’d like to be a volunteer, how do I apply?
You can apply to help at Solfest via their website. Select your area of interest from the links on 'How to Apply' page.
How can I apply to be a steward?
Find out everything you need to know about Stewarding at Solfest then visit their website's 'How to Apply' page to complete their online application form. Please fill in all your details and upload a passport-style photo suitable for an ID badge. The festival will let you know, directly, if your application has been successful.
I’m disabled, what help is there?
There will be as much assistance as we can provide on a case-by-case basis. There is no concession for a disabled person but you may bring a carer free of charge. Please purchase the tickets you require (adult, young persons, children and Thursday camping) with the exception of the Carers’ ticket. Then when you arrive on site present your Middle Level Disability Living Allowance paperwork to the Solfest ticketing fairies and they will furnish you with your extra adult ticket. The festival can provide electric hook ups for powered wheelchairs but please contact them in advance to arrange this, or for more information.