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Monday, 20 October 2014

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Record sales for Cumbrian music festival

Organisers of Solfest have reported record early ticket sales for the August festival.

All 1,000 of ‘early bird’ tickets for the festival at Tarns near Aspatria have sold out in record time.

All Solfest adult weekend tickets now revert to £95, while young people’s weekend tickets can be bought for £65.

Gerard Irving, who handles booking for all the main stage music, said: “This year’s festival has an impressive line-up, even by Solfest’s own high standards, but I’m absolutely delighted and not a little surprised at the huge demand for early bird tickets.

“I was thrilled to discover today that they’ve now all sold”.

Adam Ant, KT Tunstall and Billy Bragg are among the headliners for this year’s event, along with Big Country, The South, Seth Lakeman and cult dance favourites Transglobal Underground.

Solfest 2012 is on August 24, 25, and 26.

Tickets are available to purchase via www.solfest.org.uk

Or you can phone – or visit in person – Carnegie Theatre, Finkle Street, Workington, on 01900 602 122.

They can also be bought from the offices of our sister paper the Times & Star on Oxford Street in Workington; from News & Star, Newspaper House on Dalston Road, Carlisle; and from sister paper The Whitehaven News on Queen Street. Three-quarters of the event’s early bird tickets had sold within 24 hours of them going on sale.

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