Isle of Wight What's On Guide: 2023 Events OnTheWight

Jack Up The Summer - 80s Day

Saturday 1011.00amAugust


North Fairlee Farm

Fairlee Road
PO30 2JU

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Jack Up The Summer - 80s Day


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Returning as ‘Jack Up The Summer’ in its traditional slot this August, this much loved two-day family friendly throwback festival will continue to celebrate the upbeat, hand-clapping music of yesteryear, centred around party hits and feel-good music from the 80s & 90s.

Audiences can enjoy a wider variety of acts however the 80s spirit remains very much at the heart of Jack Up The Summer as Saturday 10th August guarantees 100% 80s chart acts!

Now in its seventh year, Jack Up provides a first-class weekend of retro musical entertainment, great food, real ale bar, kids attractions and stalls.


  • NICK HEYWARD - one of the hottest and most popular artists from the 80s and front man of teen-pop sensations Haircut 100, which had four UK Top 10 hit singles.

  • HEAVEN 17 - hugely iconic 80s electro-pop band. Their debut 1981 album 'Penthouse And Pavement', was, and remains, a highly acclaimed classic.

  • ASWAD - arguably Britain's most successful reggae band after two decades on the music scene and with fifteen albums under their belts. Formed in the late 70s, Aswad, along with UB40, quickly became one of the most important reggae artists to ever emerge from the UK.

  • HUGH CORNWELL - the frontman, the guitarist and songwriter behind British rock band The Stranglers will be performing all of their iconic hits. The Stranglers enjoyed massive UK and European success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles.

  • BLACK LACE - best known for their novelty party anthems they spent 86 weeks in the UK charts in the 1980s. Their biggest hit 'Agadoo' reached number 2 in June 1984.

  • JIVE BUNNY & THE MASTERMIXERS - English novelty pop music act will be mixing up the hits when they perform. The act had eleven entries in the UK singles chart between 1989 and 1991.

  • DOCTOR & THE MEDICS - British glam rock band are famed for their 2.4 million selling Number 1 hit in 18 countries 'Spirit in the Sky'.


Tickets are 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.

Tickets can be purchased either online (via the 'BOOK TICKETS button above) or over the counter at:
* The County Press Office, Pyle Street, Newport IW
* Osbornes Menswear, High Street, Ryde IW

Island visitors can save 20% off of Wightlink and Red Funnel ferry travel when purchasing their festival tickets via the Jack Up The Summer website.


• Britain’s most reasonably priced greatest hits festival
• Top name chart bands
• Licensed bar - no beer tokens required
• Family friendly atmosphere
• Central location
• Picturesque riverside location
• Ample parking
• On site pick up / drop off point
• On main a bus route
• Kids aged 12 or under go FREE!
• Teen tickets also available
• Raising valuable funds for charities & local good causes

The event 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 offers an unbeatable atmosphere and is completely safe, inclusive and affordable for all. In excess of £20,000 has been raised in the past 2 years for local charities and good causes.

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