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Dean Friedman adds IW date to UK tour

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The Island’s newest American Airstream glamping site has been asked to host a rare performance by one of the finest American song-writers of his generation!

Taking place on the evening of Friday, May 20, as part of his 2022 UK and Ireland Tour, singer-songwriter Dean Friedman will be stopping off at Retro Staycations in Ryde to perform an up-close and personal 95-minute extended set including chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia McDonald’s Girl and more. The intimate performance will take place on Jack Up Event’s shiny new silver bullet Airstream stage, as seen at recent Ticket to Ryde events over both the Easter and May bank holiday weekends.

A consummate entertainer, Friedman will be performing songs from throughout his four-decade career, including familiar, radio hits and fan favourites drawn from his eight studio albums. Invite family and friends and join Friedman for an evening of powerful, poignant and hilarious songs about the ordinary and extraordinary lives we share.

The concert will take place in the open air, in a pretty meadow on a small working farm, overlooking Brading Downs. With a Real Ale bar, courtesy of Island Ales, and freshly-cooked local produce prepared on site by Hazelgrove Farm kitchen, it’s the perfect way to step into summer!

Tickets are priced at £26 plus agent booking fee. Gates open 7pm; show starts at 8pm.

Free parking is available on site. The event is unseated so attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to sit on. Posh toilet facilities provided.

See for more details.