Where is Solfest?

Solfest music festival is in Cumbria, nestled between the beautiful Solway coast and the dramatic fells of the northern Lake District.


If you are traveling by car or campervan head for Aspatria in Cumbria on the A596. Once there you need to turn onto the B5301 heading towards Silloth. Solfest is located approximately 4 miles up this road. There will be loads of our handmade signs to guide you in!

Local Amenities

The Solfest site is halfway between the local market town of Aspatria and the coastal resort of Silloth. Both of these little towns have a host of local amenities; banks, guest houses and general stores as well as camping and specialist shops that you might find both interesting and useful to visit to stock up on your festival essentials.

Shuttle Bus Service

We want to make your journey to us as easy as possible and encourage you to use public transport. To assist you in this we operate a shuttle bus service that runs from the Thursday through to the Monday between Aspatria train station and the Solfest site. On Saturday and Sunday there are also shopping trips to Aspatria and Silloth and back again. The bus runs all weekend so if you find you’ve forgotten something or just want to see the local area why not jump on and enjoy the short journey into either town to see what they have to offer!


There are several local taxi firms that will pick you up and drop you off at the festival site, we’d recommend Thomson Travel on 01697 321549.

Lift Sharing

We’re deep in rural Cumbria and know that you may have to travel a fair distance to get to us. Why not find someone travelling your way to save yourself some money, do your bit for the environment and meet other Solfesters. Make contact via our Facebook page or why not register on the following lift sharing sites and get planning now:


We want your Solfest experience to be as easy and relaxed as possible. Please follow our traffic stewards who will direct you to the correct parking areas. Once parked we request that you do not move your vehicle except in emergency. If you think you will need to leave the site in your vehicle during the festival, we recommend that you set up camp then park your car in the “day parking” area, located near the main gate.

Safe Driving

As mentioned above, we wish to keep on-site driving to a minimum during the festival. If you need to move your vehicle in an emergency, please maintain a walking speed whilst on site and have your hazard/4-way flashers operating. Preferably find a steward to guide you before you move your vehicle. Anyone considered to be driving in a manner that puts others at risk will be asked to park their vehicle in the day parking area or even, in extreme circumstances, to leave the site.

Other than authorised site vehicles, no agricultural vehicles will be allowed on site.