Does the weekend ticket price include camping?
For Weekend tickets, yes, Friday – Monday Morning camping is included in the ticket price. You can arrive on Thursday if you add one Thursday Camping supplement per adult to your order and for the first time includes access to the Solway Bar Stage and Melodrome Theatre. For day tickets, no, but you are able to camp for the first time, the addition is £15 per person and must leave by 10.30am.
Can I pay on the gate?
You sure can – As long as we haven’t sold out!
Is there a family camping area?
Yes. we have a family campsite, close to the kids arena and designed for families.
Is there an online program showing when each act is playing?
No. We want you to enjoy the whole of the Solfest experience which is why we don’t publish our programme of events prior to the festival starting. We’ll release which act is playing which day online closer to the festival.
Is there a quiet camping area?
Yes. Townside (Quiet Camping) is the place to go if you want to sleep when you return to your camp, but remember wherever you are camped, it is unreasonable to expect absolute silence all night – it is a music festival after all!
Can I bring my campervan / caravan / trailer tent?
Yes. We do allow live-in vehicles, vans, caravans, campervans, motor-homes and trailer tents. There’s a small extra charge for your live-in vehicle, van, caravan, campervan, motor-home or trailer tent. We would always encourage you to share transport where possible (for the environment’s sake), arrive early to get a decent spot and travel in convoy to help reduce traffic disruption in the local area. We can’t guarantee a level pitch and we do not provide electric hook ups. If you intend to arrive on Thursday, you will need one additional Thursday camping ticket for each adult, as well as the vehicle pass.
Does it cost more for a campervan / caravan / trailer tent?
Yes, live in vehicle tickets can be bought with your weekend tickets here, the price also includes a car if you are bringing a caravan so no need to pay for the car park.
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 we don’t allow any vehicle movements on the campsites over the weekend wherever possible.
Is the festival family friendly?
Yes. We pride ourselves 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. We want grans, granddads, brothers, sisters, mums, dads, aunts and uncles to join in the fun and have a brilliant time together.
Can I camp with my friends?
Yes, but we cannot guarantee it, so it’s best to arrive early and as a group. We do not allow people to reserve, hold, mark, cordon off or otherwise claim a specific camping space so please all arrive together to avoid disappointment.
Can I have a campfire?
Unfortunately, due to significant damage to the land during 2013, there are NO CAMPFIRES within camping areas. We are planning to have a large communal campfire in each camping field.
Can I park where I camp?
Due to changes in licensing regulations all vehicles must be parked separately from tents. We aim to keep camping and parking as convenient as possible while still complying with out license. This condition has been added to the license for your safety and we hope you will help by following the new directions when on site.
Will there be showers and washing facilities?
A limited number of hot showers will be available operating just outside the entrance to the festival site next to disabled camping and close to family camping. Showers are limited in number and are token operated for a small fee. Taps are located at regular intervals around the perimeter of the camping fields.