Jack Up The Summer is a superb family friendly festival which continues to go from strength to strength. On the Island there's a real passion for reliving the good times of 'Frankie Says' and 'Choose Life' t-shirts, florescent headbands, leg warmers, legendary blockbuster movies and of course fantastic music!


The biggest Summer party & most fun festival in the South is back!

Party people rejoice! Jack Up The Summer is back, for the 8th year running, returning as always in its usual slot on the second weekend in August.

 Jack Up is a fun-filled, family-friendly retro music festival and one of the South’s most popular events.

 Next year’s hotly anticipated festival takes place between 7-9 August 2020 at North Fairlee Farm in Newport.

 Centred around party hits and feel-good music from the 80s and 90s, attendees are guaranteed to be uplifted by the upbeat, hand-clapping music of yesteryear. The event provides a first-class weekend of entertainment from household chart name acts, great food, real ale bar, kids attractions and stalls.

 Jack Up is fast making a name for itself as the most fun festival on the South Coast. Situated in a central location, on a main bus route with great transport connections, it boasts an unrivalled atmosphere and is completely safe, inclusive and affordable for all.

 Over the years the festival has raised thousands of pounds for good causes and local charities. 

 Tickets remain exceptional value ensuring families of all sizes can enjoy the festival experience, plus the earlier you buy the more you save! Kids aged 12 and under go FREE! Teen tickets are also available.

 So, if you’re tempted by the idea of rolling back the years to dance the weekend away in the sunshine, this happy, bright, celebratory event is the one for you!

 For the latest line-up info, check out the Jack Up The Summer website.

Ferry travel discounts:
Don't forget to also book your ferry travel on this page to get 20% discount. See below...

2020 Line Up 

With some great names in the mix, this year promses to really get the party started! 

Friday 7th August

Doctor and the Medics

Black Lace

Jive Bunny

Saturday 8th August

Big Country


From the Jam

Sunday 9th August

Heather Small

Heaven 17

Hugh Cornwell




Tickets are exceptional value ensuring families of all sizes can enjoy the festival experience, plus the earlier you buy the more you save! Kids aged 12 and under go FREE! Teen tickets are also available.

Tickets available online at https://jackupthesummer.co.uk

Simply select Southampton from the drop-down list of departure ports to receive a link to our Express Booking Engine where you will then receive 20% off vehicle ferry travel, or alternatively, you may complete your booking below.


Getting to Jack-Up The Summer is pretty easy from Southampton

On foot - Catch th Red Jet to Cowes. The route 1 bus will take you straight to Newport Bus station where you can catch the route 5 bus along Fairlee Road where the Jack Up The Summer site is situated. Services run up to every 10 / 30 minutes and a temporary bus stop will be provided at the entrance to the festival site throughout Friday evening and during the day/evening on the Saturday and  Sunday. Regular fares will be charged.The site is located just 7 minutes outside of Newport town centre. Buses from/to all major Island towns connect here.

Taxis - are also available outside the East & West Cowes terminals. For car hire, we recommend Enterprise - they will pick you-up from either terminal if you tell them your arrival time.

By car - catch the ferry to East Cowes and then head straight onto A302, follow the road straight out of East Cowes and at the roundbout take the first exit into Whippingham. Follow the road on the A3021. At the second roundabout take the second exit onto the Raceourse/A3054 and follow until you reach the Jack up The Summer site on the right. 


Save 20% off car fares to Jack Up The Summer when travelling from Southampton with Red Funnel. The offer is valid for return travel between 5 and 12 August 2020.

Applies to a standard size car (up to 2m high x 5.5m long) and up to 7 people. New bookings only. Online bookings must be made using the red express booking form on this page. For telephone bookings a £5 handling fee will apply and the 20% off Jack Up The Summer offer must be quoted at the time of making your booking. Offer is subject to availability and offer fare allocations will vary by date and time of day. Offer not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount, including standard Travel Card holder discounts. Standard terms of carriage apply. Red Funnel reserves the right to withdraw this offer without prior notice.

Save 20% off vehicle travel

Please select outward & return travel dates between 5-12 August 2020 for these discounts to apply.

Ferry Travel


No. travelling - 1 adult