Tickets for the 2006 Solfest festival at the Tarns, Near Silloth, Cumbria will go on sale on Monday 3rd April, and due to the incredible pre-sale demand The festival box office, based at The Carnegie Theatre in Workington has had to cancel all leave of it’s staff and employ another eight people to answer phones on the day!
Solfest Chairman, Simon Kay, commented “we have received interest from people all across this and other countries in Europe and further afield, who are anxious not to miss out. I know of a considerable number of people who will actually taken the day off work on Monday 3rd April so that they can phone up at 9.00am, as soon as the box office opens, to make sure that they get their tickets.”
In 2005, around a thousand people were hugely disappointed when they arrived at the festival expecting to be able to buy tickets on the gate, as they event had sold out several weeks before. Tickets for Solfest 2006 are certain to be even more in demand, especially since this year the huge Glastonbury Festival in Somerset is having a year off and many people are looking for alternative festivals to attend.
This will be the third year that Solfest has take place and the festival has grown from 1800 tickets sold in 2004 to 5000 sold in 2005. In an attempt to maintain the unique family friendly atmosphere of the event, and despite the increased demand, the organisers are keeping the numbers the same for 2006. “We are a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers” said Mr Kay, “as such, our objective is to cover our costs and run a great festival rather than to try and make money.” Solfest has already proven itself as a great festival. It is now the biggest live music event in Cumbria and has been listed in the prestigious Guardian Guide as one of the top five things to do in Britain on the Bank Holiday weekend. “We are particularly keen to ensure that local people do not miss out by leaving it too late to buy their tickets, it would be such a shame if people missed out on an event which is right on their doorsteps just because they don’t realise quite how popular it is”. Tickets for Solfest, which this year will feature The Wonder Stuff, The Proclaimers, Bellowhead, The Selecter, Simon Friend (of The Levellers), Cara Dillon, Dave Sharp (of The Alarm) and many many more artistes and events, will go on sale at the Carnegie Theatre Box Office, Workington (01900 602122) at 9.00am on Monday 3rd April. Full details are available on the Solfest website at www.solwayfestival.co.uk
Adult weekend Tickets are: first 2000 sold £42 remainder £49
Childrens weekend tickets: under 5s – free Children 5-12 £10.
Solfest operates a WYSIWYG policy on tickets. We have NO hidden charges, NO carriage fees, NO booking fee and NO credit card charges!
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