The countdown to Bestival 2016 begins at Red Funnel

31-08-2016  With just over a week to go until Bestival returns to the Isle of Wight (8 – 11 September), there’s still time for music fans to book for their festival fix. Red Funnel offers a one-stop-shop for all things Bestival including tickets and discounted ferry travel.

Travel options include a special flexi foot-passenger ferry ticket from just £10 return and a £12 return shuttle bus ticket from Red Funnel Cowes terminals to the Bestival site.  Alternatively, those travelling with their car can take advantage of 15% discount on ferry travel over the Bestival weekend, valid for a car and up to 7 passengers.

Due to increased demand over Bestival weekend Red Funnel is operating additional sailings on both its Hi-Speed Red Jet foot passenger service between Southampton and West Cowes and its car and passenger ferry service between Southampton and East Cowes. The Red Jet service takes less than 25 minutes and will run every 30 minutes at peak times whilst Red Funnel’s car ferry service will operate every hour at peak times and takes 55 minutes.

Red Funnel has also partnered with Red Bull TV and Bestival to keep festival goers entertained at Southampton Terminal 1 on Thursday 8th September including DJs provided by Bestival and Red Bull TV screens.

Rob da Bank’s multi-award winning Bestival will close the summer season with characteristic fun and flair. This year’s festival theme is ‘The Future’ and as well as headline acts such as The Cure, Major Lazer, Sean Paul, Wiz Khalifa, Hot Chip, Bastille, Carl Cox and Fatboy Slim, the line-up promises to showcase the freshest sounds of tomorrow.


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