A POPULAR Cumbrian music festival will return this year- with the line up said to be the "most ambitious and exciting yet".

Solfest Festival is unique in having a 12am mainstage curfew, and a 24 hour licenced arena.

This year the line-up includes big names such as The Charlatans and Pendulum DJ set as well as some popular Cumbrian favourites.

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Tickets are on sale now and are once again expected to sell out its 10,000 Capacity.

Here is the first line up announcement:

The Charlatans
Pendulum DJ Set
Seasick Steve
The Zutons
Sugarhill Gang (USA)
Fruit Bats (USA)
BC Camplight
Dutty Moonshine Big Band
Gentlemans Dub Club

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Performing Live:
Smoove & Turrell
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Jah Wobble
Peatbog Faeries
Melt Yourself Down
Future Humans
Jerimiah Ferrari
Me & My Friends
Funke and the Two Tone Baby
The Blue Stones (Canada)
Man & the Echo
Buffalo Nichols (USA)
Falling Red

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Sam Johnston, Festival Director at Solfest, said: “This is our most ambitious and exciting event in the history of Solfest.

“With the success of 2021 and the help that the Cultural Recovery fund provided, we have been able to expand our artistic offering many times over, we still have over 100 acts still to announce in the coming months, we are also able to confirm we have a brand new main stage to increase the audience’s enjoyment of the performances with increased production, bigger screens and outdoor lasers!” “No one can truly explain the feeling of true joy it was seeing so many happy dancing people come together after the Covid 19 pandemic especially after so much uncertainty that lead up to it.”