Festival season is upon us and whether you’re going to Glastonbury, Wireless, Secret Garden Party, Manchester Jazz Festival or Reading, we’re rounding up the best way to get you there on a budget via gopili.co.uk.
WHILE AWAY YOUR TIME IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 8-11 JUNE
Hop on a bus to Portsmouth the nearest port to the festival where you can get a ferry to the Isle of Wight. Return journeys cost around £40 and ferry costs for foot passengers are additional. Booking is recommended:
Hop on a bus for £12 return to Portsmouth or a train for £20 there and back before getting on the ferry from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight.
Get a bus from Birmingham coach station to Portsmouth for £30 return there and back before getting on the ferry from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight.
GET YOUR GROVE ON AT GLASTONBURY – 21 – 25 JUNE
Set in stunning Somerset is Europe’s biggest festival in the world. With over 700 artists performing including Ed Sheeran and Radio Head you will need to plan your weekend well, from picking the stage you stand by to the train, plane or bus to get you there.
Located near Bristol the best route for you to travel is to fly using EasyJet travelling from £80 return excluding luggage.
Opt for the bus from just £12 return per person travelling on 21st June returning on 25th June.
The best route for you to travel is by bus with return journeys for £11 and if you prefer the train then tickets can be booked for £75 return.
WORK IT AT WIRELESS – 7-9 JULY
Taking place in London and with the increase security of late Wireless festival goers will be looking to get in early in order to make sure they don’t miss out on headline acts such as The Weeknd and Skepta.
Located in North London’s Finsbury Park the best way to travel to Wireless is via bus with return journeys £24 return via bus from Glasgow Buchanan bus station to London Victoria.
Hop on the tube to Finsbury park.
The best way to travel to Wireless is via bus with tickets starting from £5 return and if you prefer the train, bookings can be made for £6 return.
ESCAPE THE RAT RACE AT THE SECRET GARDEN PARTY – 20 – 23 JULY
The Secret Garden party has a bohemian difference. Challenging the traditional set-up of bands in a field since it launched in 2004, SGP proudly bills itself as a “professional party” for its wild hedonism, creativity, and immersive audiences in fancy dress.
The Secret Garden Party is 70 miles out of central London in the East Anglia countryside near Huntingdon.
Travel from Glasgow Queen Street via train for £72 return per person and book.
This short journey is best made by train with return tickets starting from £22 which can be booked.
Hop on the train and arrive with plenty of time to spare with return tickets on sale for just £45.
JACK IT ALL IN AND HEAD TO THE MANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL 28 JULY – 6 AUGUST
Taking place for 10 whole days and appealing to families and singletons alike this dynamic jazz festival will play host to over 70 acts including international stars such as Atlas and the New York Brass Band as well as local gems showcasing newly-commissioned music.
Based on a weekend visit travelling on 29th July and returning on 31st the most cost-effective way to travel is by bus from Glasgow Buchannan bus station to Manchester costing £13.
Based on a weekend visit travelling on 29th July and returning on 31st the most cost-effective way to travel is by bus with return tickets starting at £3 return.
Travel on the 29th July and return on 31st July and take the bus for just £5 return. Trains are also quite reasonable with prices for a return starting at £25:
ROCKING READING FESTIVAL – 25-27 AUGUST 2017
If you’re heading to rocking Reading Festival to see the likes of headliners Muse and Kasabian over August bank holiday then you need to plan ahead. This event which attracts over 90,000 people is bound to be effected by the usual rail strikes and traffic jams as Brits look to travel the country and make the most of the national holiday.
The best way to travel is via coach with return journeys direct from Glasgow International with RyanAir f for £51 return to Stansted Aiport direct without luggage.
This short journey is best taken by train. Tickets cost £33 return if booked in advance:
The best way to travel is via coach with return journeys direct from Birmingham Hill Street for £10 return.