Aussie festival-goers have just been gifted with a new transport option that’s likely to be a game changer for some Melburnians.
Banana Bus Festival Transport launched this week, and it’s spruiking itself as “the only suburban based pick-up and drop-off festival shuttle service” for Melbourne. It’s also completely app-based.
Banana Bus lets punter book tickets and receive updates on the go through the company’s iOS and Android apps, and it’s hoping to ease the stresses of festival transport by offering something that’s convenient, and can help get the party started before you’ve even reached your main event.
Banana Bus Director Dougie Harvey says he decided to create the service in order to make things easier for festival-goers.
“There’s no hiding that drugs and alcohol are a part of festival culture, and Banana Bus offers a safe, reliable, and fucking rad way to get you there and back without the concern of putting anyone’s life in danger on the roads,” he says.
2017 will see Banana Bus travel to major and boutique music festivals throughout the year, leaving and returning to a number of suburban locations like Preston, Caulfield, Narre Warren and St. Albans. What’s more, passengers will supposedly receive complimentary “festival survival packs” upon arriving at their festival of choice, as well as “recovery kits” when they get back to civilisation.
The first Banana Bus trips will be to and from this year’s Rainbow Serpent Festival later this month, before it takes punters to events like Golden Plains, The Hills Are Alive and Groovin The Moo.