Solfest Music Festival 2013 – full line-up announced…

Solfest Music Festival 2013 – full line-up announced…

Cumbria’s biggest, brightest and best music and arts festival, Solfest has now announced the headline bands for Solfest 2013. Solfest organisers have endeavoured to compile a richly varied and superb line-up that includes both the contemporary and the classic of the music world and runs that gamut from rock to roots and folk to dance.

Booked to appear on the Mainstage this year are Flogging Molly, Maximo Park, Afro Celt Sound System, Oysterband, New Model Army, Deaf School, The Joy Formidable, Twisted Wheel, ‘Very Special Guests’, Alabama 3, plus Jakarta Club, Ahab, Delhi 2 Dublin, N.U.M.B, By The Rivers and Victorian Trout Conspiracy.

Every festival has a Dance Tent…Solfest is no different and have confirmed to appear; Krafty Kuts, the multi-award winning DJ/producer and the undisputed King of breaks, The Correspondents who throw a history of dance music from Blues to Jazz, Electro to Dubstep to Drum’n’Bass, then back again into the mix and also Utah Saints and Eat Static both living legends on the dance scene and of course much more.

Also appearing throughout the weekend are Irish punk pioneers, The Undertones, the brass meets folk of Home Service fronted by John Tams (the actor who played Daniel Hagman alongside Sean Bean in ITV drama Sharpe), Solfest favourites Pikey Beatz plus DJ Yoda, The Jaywalkers, Bombskare, The Roughneck Riot, New Rope String Band and much more.

Solfest Music Festival 2013 – full line-up announced…

Tickets are on sale now – Details:

Since its inception in 2004, tickets for Solfest have sold out completely each year. We expect Solfest 2013 to do the same. We recommend getting your tickets early.

All tickets are for the full weekend. Day tickets are not available.

Young Person tickets can only be purchased with at least one Adult ticket. Children five years old and under will get their tickets for FREE but you must still order them.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday night camping is included in your ticket price and there’s no extra charge for live-in vehicles, caravans, campervans or trailer tents unless you intend to arrive on Thursday. If so, you will need to purchase one advance Thursday Camping Pass per vehicle (not per person). This is a £15 vehicle permit that applies for any vehicle with 2 or more axles. It does not apply to motorcycles.

Tickets for Solfest 2013 are priced as follows:

• Adult – £109
• Young People (age 12-16) – £70
• Child Tickets (age 6-11) – £30
• Babies & Toddlers (age 0-5) – FREE but still need a ticket.
• Thursday Camping (per vehicle) – £15

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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