Your Ionafest 2020 questions answered

When is the headliner and full lineup going to be announced?

We will be revealing Ionafest 2020’s headliner and full lineup early next year, so watch this space for big announcements.

Where does Ionafest sail to?

You'll depart Southampton towards Olden, cruise through Innvikfjorden and Nordfjord, visit Hellesylt, Geiranger, sail through Geirangerfjord, Sunnylvsfjorden and Storfjorden, with a final stop in Bergen before heading back to Southampton.

Will all Ionafest events be free of charge?

Yes! All headline acts and Ionafest events are included in the price of your holiday.

Will I need to book tickets for certain acts?

You don’t need to book tickets for any headline acts or Ionafest events in advance. Entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Will I be able to see every act?

As with any festival experience, a number of events will be taking place at the same time across different venues, so you’ll need to decide which performances and celebrations you wish to attend. While we can’t guarantee you will see every chosen act and event, we can promise a once-in-a-lifetime festival experience.

What will happen on each day?

Day one of Ionafest is kick-starting with Iona’s naming celebration – filled with incredible headline acts, street-food-style pop-ups, our famous bottle smash and after-party. You’ll then sail bright and early on day two for more exciting festival events amidst Norway’s jaw-dropping landscape.

Is this going to be an annual event?

Ionafest 2020 is set to be an exclusive and one-time-only event. We’re celebrating our new ship in style, so you’ll need to snap up your seven-night Ionafest package before they’re all gone!