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!


Jack Up the Summer - 6-8 August 2021

After postponing in 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation, Jack Up the Summer will return 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.

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.

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 vehicle travel

Please select outward & return travel dates between 5-9 August 2021 for these discounts to apply.

Ferry Travel


No. travelling - 1 adult