Free Bus Travel for Reggae and Riddim Festival in Newport

By Ivan PetrenkoJun 25, 2024 15:02 PMNews
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Festival-goer embraces reggae culture at Tredegar House. Source: unsplash

Visitors to Newport for the Reggae and Riddim festival in July 2024 can look forward to free zero-emission bus travel, courtesy of Newport Bus. This offer will be available during the three days of the festival, from July 26 to 28, making it easier for attendees to travel sustainably.

The initiative was announced by Urban Circle, a prominent youth arts and advocacy charity in Newport, on their social media platforms. The charity is organizing the festival in collaboration with the Rastafari Indigenous Village from Montego Bay.

The Reggae and Riddim festival will be held at the historic Tredegar House, a venue known for hosting a variety of cultural events. The festival promises a vibrant celebration of reggae music, attracting visitors from near and far to Newport.

To avail of the free bus rides, festival-goers simply need to show their valid festival tickets to the bus driver on any Newport Bus route heading to and from the event. This convenient transportation option not only facilitates easy access to the festival but also supports eco-friendly travel practices.

The zero-emission buses offered by Newport Bus are part of a broader initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of large-scale events. This move is expected to improve the overall festival experience by providing reliable and sustainable transportation.

Beyond the transport convenience, the festival itself will feature a variety of performances, workshops, and cultural activities. It aims to offer a rich experience for all attendees, whether they are reggae enthusiasts or simply looking to enjoy a weekend of music and culture.

This collaborative effort between local and international partners underscores Newport's growing reputation as a destination for cultural and musical events. The free travel initiative is a significant step towards promoting sustainable travel and making the festival accessible to a larger audience.

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