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Solfest announce first line-up for 2020

Basement Jaxx

Today the new organisers of Solfest have revealed the first of the acts to perform on the main stage at Solfest 2020.

The 16th Edition of the annual family music festival will be once again held at North Lakes Country Park, West Cumbria on August bank Holiday 28th-30th 2020 with and expected crowd of 6000. As well as music Solfest has the largest kids area for a festival in Cumbria and any of its size, with a range of workshops, activities, storytelling and cinema. 2020 event also will be adding Comedy, interactive artwork and theatre Performances throughout the arena and camping areas.

Line Up:

Basement Jaxx (DJ Set)

With 3 million album sales, 2 Brit awards and a grammy, Basement Jaxx will perform a headline DJ Set. Having Sold over 3 million Albums including 2005s Double Platinum “The Singles Album”. Basement Jaxx have headlined Glastonbury Main Stage and The Hollywood Bowl and have a long running Ibiza residency ‘Glitterbox which is argubly the best night on the Island. The Audience is sure to get infected by their dance hits including ‘Wheres your head at?’ ‘Good Luck’ and ‘Red Alert’. With a Light Show Provided By Fluid Productions it’s sure to be a highlight of the Weekend.

Big Country

Big Country

80s Legendary Scottish rock band return to Solfest for the 2020 Event. With 17 UK top 30 singles and 5 top ten Albums Including UK number 1 Steeltown, Big Country have become a festival favourite nationwide. With Over 5 million Album Sales we’re sure to get some good sing-alongs!

Ferocious Dog

Last headlined Solfest Bar stage in 2017, 2020 sees them perform their infectious Folk Punk on the Main Stage for the first time. Selling out venues up and down the country. Expect to have a rip-roaring Time.

Both Peatbog Fairies and The Baghdaddies have not performed at Solfest since 2015 and it makes a welcome return for both bands who have great followings in Cumbria, Peatbogs with their Blend of Scottish Folk Instruments blended together with heavy basslines and a Dance beat and The Baghdaddie’s balken and ska influences are sure to get your feet moving!

Sam Johnston, Director said: “In 2019 Utah Saints performed the first DJ Set to headline the main stage at Solfest, along with a fantastic Light Show provided by our team at Fluid Productions, it ended up being the highlight of the weekend for many people attending.

“So it was exciting to get the confirmation that Basement Jaxx had agreed to perform based on that performance. They are sure to get the crowds going. Solfest at its heart is about the people that attend, many of the traders, staff and attendees come because of its welcoming and safe atmosphere. We try and offer as big a range of music and entertainment to keep babies through to grannies entertained!”

Tickets and more info can be found at

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