LocationHow to get to the Jack Up The 80s site
We have moved site!
Our new home is Smallbrook Stadium, located along Ashey Road just outside of Ryde on the Isle of Wight.
Postcode for sat nav: PO33 4BH
Smallbrook is located nearby all major transport routes meaning it is easily accessible to all.
There is FREE parking available on site.
Ample parking can be found to the rear of the main arena. Enter via the main gate and marshalls will direct you through.
Southern Vectis will be operating special Jack Up The 80s shuttle buses to transport festival-goers from Ryde Bus Station directly to/from the festival site throughout the day/evening on the Saturday & Sunday. This is a short 10 minute ride. Buses from/to all major Island towns connect here.
Visit the Southern Vectis website or call 01983 827000 for more information.
Ryde Taxis are based at Smallbrook and will be providing a service throughout the duration of the weekend to anyone who wishes to be transported to and from the festival site. They have the largest fleet of vehicles on the Isle of Wight and offer in-car payment machines. Please contact Ryde Taxis on 01983 811111.
For more details please view the Ryde Taxis website.
TRAVELLING FROM THE MAINLAND
With up to 350 ferry crossings a day, it’s simple to travel to the Isle of Wight and once you’re here, it’s even easier to get around.
TRAVELLING TO JACK UP THE 80S AS A FOOT PASSENGER
The Isle of Wight is easier to get to than you may think – it can be reached in just over 10 minutes when using one of the three dedicated passenger ferry services.
All the services connect with corresponding train and bus services, so getting to the Jack Up The 80s site at Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde couldn’t be simpler!
Southampton to Cowes
The “Red Jet” high-speed foot passenger service is operated by Red Funnel and runs from Southampton Docks to West Cowes.
This crossing takes approximately 25 minutes and operates every 30 minutes during peak times and every hour off-peak. Once in West Cowes there is a bus service that collects outside the “Red Jet” terminal.
Portsmouth to Ryde
The “Fast Cat” catamaran foot passenger service runs from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pierhead and is operated by Wightlink.
This crossing takes approximately 22 minutes and is directly linked at Portsmouth Harbour by both rail network services and National Express coaches.
Once the Fast Cat arrives at Ryde Pierhead you will find Ryde Bus Station situated at the end of the pier, which will be serviced by regular Jack Up The 80s shuttle buses which will take you directly to the Jack Up The 80s site.
Southsea (Portsmouth) to Ryde
The hovercraft runs from Southsea in Portsmouth to Ryde Esplanade and is operated by Hovertravel.
This crossing is the fastest service to the Isle of Wight, taking just 10 minutes. It is linked at Southsea to both Portsmouth Harbour train station and “The Hard” bus station by the regular Hoverbus service.
The Ryde hovercraft terminal adjoins Ryde Bus Station, with regular shuttle bus connections to directly to the Jack Up The 80s site.
Travelling to Jack Up The 80s by vehicle ferry
If you are thinking of bringing your car across to Jack Up The 80s there are three different ports from which you can travel from:
Portsmouth to Fishbourne
This vehicle and passenger service is operated by Wightlink.
Taking approximately 45 minutes, the ferry departs from Portsmouth Harbour and docks at Fishbourne on the North of the Island. From there it is a 9-minute drive to the Jack Up The 80s site.
Southampton to East Cowes
The other main car ferry service to the Isle of Wight is run by Red Funnel and operates between Southampton and East Cowes.
This service takes 1 hour and departs from Southampton hourly. Once you arrive at East Cowes the Jack Up The 80s site is a 20-minute drive away.
Lymington to Yarmouth
The quickest vehicle ferry service runs from Lymington in the New Forest to Yarmouth in the West Wight and is operated by Wightlink.
This crossing takes 30 minutes and docks in the small town of Yarmouth, from there it is a 35-minute drive to the Jack Up The 80s site.
All of the above vehicle ferry services enable foot passenger travel and offer good bus links to the festival site from their respective Island ports.
TIMETABLES & PRICES
Please check with the relative ferry operators for the latest timetable and pricing information.