How to get to the Jack Up The 80s site


We’re super easy to find!

Our home is Smallbrook Stadium, located along Ashey Road just outside of Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

Smallbrook Stadium, Ryde Isle of Wight


Postcode for sat nav: PO33 4BH                       Smallbrook is located nearby all major transport routes meaning it is easily accessible to all.


Limited parking can be found to the rear of the main arena. Enter via the main gate and marshals will direct you through. Ryde School have kindly allowed us to use their land at Smallbrook and will be requesting a small charge per day, all proceeds will go to their chosen charities.

With a dedicated taxi rank on site and frequent shuttle buses running directly to Ryde Bus Station we do encourage drivers to leave their cars behind and take public transport.


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.

Prices & timetable will be available nearer the time of the event. Alternatively you may visit the Southern Vectis website or call
01983 827000.


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 to book in advance.

Special flat rate fares will be available in the lead up to the event. In the meantime please visit the Ryde Taxis website.

Ryde Isle of Wight, the new home of Jack Up The 80s


The Isle of Wight is a beautiful Island off the South Coast of England, so unless you have a helicopter you’re going to need to catch a ferry across the Solent as part of your journey here!

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.

Jack Up The 80s has partnered with cross-Solent ferry providers Wightlink and Red Funnel to bring mainland visitors a selection of exclusive discounts when purchasing your festival tickets via this website!

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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.

Catch the route 1 bus to Newport bus station and then change for the route 9 to Ryde. Alight at Ryde Bus Station for one of the Jack Up The 80s shuttle buses.

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.

Hovercraft from Southsea to Ryde
Wightlink Fast Cat from Portsmouth to Ryde
Red Funnel Red Jet from Southampton to West Cowes

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.

Wightlink Car Ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne
Wightlink Car Ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth
Red Funnel Car Ferry from Southampton to East Cowes


Please check with the relative ferry operators for the latest timetable information.
Please see our Ferry Discounts page for combined ticket and travel offers.

For more information about getting to and around the Isle of Wight; the UK’s holiday Island, go to visitisleofwight.co.uk