Bestival Student Offer With Free Ferry Travel


Bestival has just launched a ticket offer for students in association with Red Funnel. The offer includes a discounted festival ticket and free ferry travel (foot passenger) from Southampton to East Cowes (Isle of Wight) and back again via Red Funnel’s Vehicle Ferry service.

The standard festival price including all booking fees is £206.00 and the standard fee for a return ferry crossing for one foot passenger — at the time of writing — is £17.40, including all fees. The discounted student price is £190.95 providing a saving of a little over £32, which approximates to a 15% discount.

The offer must be claimed by June 1st.


The ferry travel included can be used for outward journeys on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th September and returns on Sunday 7th or Mon 8th September 2014.

The offer is open to all full time students with a valid NUS/ISIC/Union card which means students at the University of Southampton and at other universities whose unions are not NUS-affiliated are able to claim the offer. More information and the full terms and conditions are available via Red Funnel.

Bestival 2014 is set to take place in early September at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight. The festival runs from Thursday 4th until Sunday 7th September. Headline acts include OutKast, Foals, Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Beck, Disclosure, Major Lazer, Busta Rhymes, Paloma Faith, Basement Jaxx, London Grammar, Sam Smith, Candi Staton, Wild Beasts, Clean Bandit, Bonobo, Caribou, SBTRKT, and many more.

“The Port” will see world-renowned DJs Sven Väth, Annie Mac, Chase & Status, Andy C, and MK gracing the stage across the weekend and the new Reggae Roots stage will be headlined by Dub Phizix & Strategy.

The Red Bull Music Academy Stage will be returning for 2014, this time headlined by the likes of Diplo, DJ Harvey, Jackmaster, and Oneman.

There are quite literally hundreds of artists performing across the weekend at Bestival 2014, and that’s just part of the story: There will be countless art installations, market stools, pop-up restaurants and bars, circus and theatre attractions, and much more. Here’s a quick snapshot of the big names, some of the stage lineups, and a taster of the non-music attractions:




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