The Island’s favourite free music event Ticket to Ryde, made a triumphant return to Ryde beachfront over the late May Bank Holiday weekend.

Organised by Jack Up Events, the feel-good extravaganza laid on a weekend of live music, local traders, food stalls, kids’ arts and crafts, and all-round fun..

An impressive line-up of acts included Scooted & Booted Sound System, The Redcatz, Wight Hot Pipes, Funk Soup, Charlene Duncan, Greg Barnes Music, Bethan John, Amy Jolliffe and Lucy Baker.

Now its ninth year, Ticket to Ryde offers Island residents an enjoyable entertainment event right on their doorstep, as well as supporting local charities and vendors. Jack Up Events’ Charity of the Year for 2023 is MS Society Isle of Wight. 

The event provides a platform for Island acts to showcase their talent and is an opportunity for locals and visitors to come together, celebrate, and enjoy the vibrant spirit of Ryde. Ticket to Ryde returns 26-27 August.

Photos by Sarah Moss, Sarah Preston & Alex Dyke