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Win Weekend Tickets to Solfest 2006!

Win a pair of tickets to Solfest! Only 180 tickets left to buy - these tickets will go fast - this event will sell out!

Chay Woodman

Date published: 11th Jul 2006




Another fest, another competition.  But no, this is just another fest, it's….Solfest!

Solway Festival - 25th –27th August 2006.

With only around 1000 tickets now left unsold for Solfest 2006, and around ten weeks to the start of west Cumbria’s premier music, arts (and more) festival the organisers are absolutely delighted with the response to date.

Promising to be the best and most extravagant festival to date, with people already traveling to Solfest from all corners of the UK and abroad including Canada, Germany, Holland, France and the United States, the economic input of the festival on the local economy is well documented, and is extremely welcome, though as festival chairman Simon Kay is keen to point out "We originally started Solfest to bring a world class festival to this most beautiful corner of the UK, that is too often overlooked by promoters, agents and major artistes. We wanted, and still do want, to attract as many people as possible from Cumbria and the surrounding area itself to an event that was created specifically for them."

Local people are reminded that Solfest 2006 will sell out and, as a growing number of people from this area can testify, the festival is one of the most memorable, impressive, diverse and family friendly events on the UK festival map. To avoid disappointment anyone interested in attending Solfest 2006 is recommended to purchase his or her tickets as soon as possible. Simon Kay adds, "At last years festival we sadly had to turn away over a thousand desperately disappointed people, and a lot of those were from the Cumbria area."

Those appearing at this years Solfest include The Proclaimers, The Wonderstuff, The Selecter, Simon Friend (of The Levellers), Dave Sharp (ex Alarm), Seth Lakeman, Bellowhead, Nick Harper, Cara Dillon, Dreadzone, Eat Static etc etc

Solfest prides itself in the fact that they defy categorization and actively try to programme as many different styles of music and arts as possible. Not only does this mean that the fest goer gets the chance to sample all sorts of new things that otherwise they may never experience, it also means that if what is on stage isn’t to their exact taste, wait for twenty minutes or so, there’ll be something totally different on, and if not, there are always another three stages, workshops, market, music sessions, cafés and much, much more to occupy them at Cumbria ’s largest and most vibrant live music and arts event.

Held annually at The Tarns Farm, Near Silloth, Cumbria on the Solway coast of the Irish Sea in north Cumbria, the Solfest site boasts the stunning backdrops of southern Scotland’s Galloway hills on one panorama and the north Lakeland fells on the other.

Tickets can be purchased via 01900 602122 or in person at The Carnegie Box Office, Finkle Street, Workington, Cumbria.

Adult weekend Tickets are £49 Children’s 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!

In the meantime check out the new improved Solfest website on

Remember, SOLFEST DOES SELL OUT. Last year there were a lot of disappointed people who didn’t manage to get tickets. There are only 5000 available for 2006, make sure you get yours as soon as possible!


You must be over 18 years of age and resident in the UK to enter.

Employees and Solfest and any company associated to the specific competition and their families are not eligible to enter the competition.

Only one entry per person is permitted.

The closing date is Saturday August 12st at 12pm. Any entries after that time will be disqualified.

The winner will be notified via email on Monday July 14th.

The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The prize may not be transferred to any other person.

Full details of the prize are 1 pair of weekend tickets.

No cash alternative or alternative prize is available. will not be liable for any damage, loss or disappointment suffered by any person taking part or not being able to take part in a competition.

Competition winners may be required to take part in or co-operate with publicity.

Competition winners agree to keep confidential any knowledge about and Solfest and its business and personnel received by them as a result of the competition.

Use of false name or address, eg name by which the entrant is not usually known, will disqualify them from receiving any prize. & Solfest reserves the right to oblige any potential winner to provide documentary proof of their identity and address as directed by before such person may claim their prize. In certain circumstances, shall, at its discretion, require any person to present themselves in person supported by such documentation for identification purposes prior to releasing the prize.

Contestants who are rude, abusive or deemed otherwise unsuitable by will be excluded from the competition.

We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time. Entry in the competition implies acceptance of these rules.

We will not pass on your details to any third parties, service providers or agents.

Why so many rules? Because it’s necessary and covers us and you.

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