Solfest is in full preparation mode ahead of this year's festival which will mark the event's milestone 20th anniversary. 

Last year at the North Lakes Country Park in Silloth, the festival had the pleasure of welcoming big-name acts including the triumphant return of The Libertines. 

This year's festival is set to take place on August 22 - 25. 

As part of the announcement, Solfest revealed that the first poster for the 2024 edition will go live on Wednesday (January 24), accompanied by the launch of a revamped website. 

Who's been announced so far?

Alabama 3

Making a triumphant return to Solfest after their last performance in 2013, Alabama 3 is set to captivate audiences once again.

Known as the legendary acid house country band from Brixton, Alabama 3 gained fame with their track 'Woke Up This Morning,' which served as the title track for 'The Sopranos.

They are stated to warm up the main stage as the lead-in to the Sunday headliner. 

Cut Capers

Following their incredible set in 2021 that closed the main stage, Cut Capers is making a comeback to Solfest in 2024.

The electro-swing band with a mix of brass and bass will take the stage on Friday night as they set the tone for the headlining act.

Funke and the Two Tone Baby

A Solfest regular, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, the one-man mechanical blues band, will return to the Solway Bar stage for an evening show.


Adding a nostalgic touch to the festival, the 90s techno pop punk band Republica is set to close the Bar stage on Saturday night, promising a party-filled performance.

Dutty Moonshine Big Band

Following memorable performances in previous years, Dutty Moonshine Big Band is claimed to have found its rightful home at Solfest's Sunday night closing act for the 20th anniversary.

Peter Hook & The Light

Confirmed as the Thursday headliner for Solfest 2024, Peter Hook & The Light is making a return after a setback in 2023. Having had to cancel due to health issues, the legendary post-punk bass player is set to deliver an epic Joy Division and New Order greatest hits set.

De La Soul

After pulling out in 2023, it seems as though the hip-hop group is getting ready to uphold their promise with a performance at this year's festival. Last year it was stated they would be holding court in the Saturday night headliner spot of 2024. 

Constant updates and applications for artists wanting to perform are also moving along. 

Solfest will be opening applications for those ambitious musicians looking to perform at the event in due course.

Early bird tickets are currently on sale. To view ticket options, visit

Festival organisers have also opened applications for volunteers and traders.