Isle of Wight music

The Isle of Wight has a wealth of musical talent which we believe deserves to be celebrated. Find out about up-and-coming bands and musicians, whether they be popular or classical, as well as those already established.

Read about upcoming gigs and concerts and make sure you don’t miss out.

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra introduce new season of concerts

Sasha - IWSO

If you've never been to one of the IWSO concerts before this would be a good one to try – it is full of good tunes and plenty going on within the very large orchestra. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday, 6th October, 2015 6:00pm

By Tim Isard

Camerata Choir to perform Mozart’s Requiem with guest soloists

Camerata choir

This spectacular mass will be pulling out all the stops and Camerata Choir promises it will be a wonderful evening of great music, with drama and colour you won't forget.

Monday, 5th October, 2015 11:21am

By Sally Perry

Can you spot yourself in these Bestival 2015 HD photos?

Victor Frankowski - The Commune -

Looking through the dozens of photos and watching the Channel 4 footage clearly illustrates that Bestival has still got it! Over four days, they manage to transform a small part of the Isle of Wight into an artistically creative, hedonistic paradise.

Friday, 25th September, 2015 9:28am

By Sally Perry

Paul Armfield’s Friendly Society: Have you signed up yet?

Paul Armfield

If you haven't signed up to Paul Armfield's Friendly Society yet, you're missing out on access to exclusive songs not available anywhere else.

Saturday, 19th September, 2015 8:56am

By Sally Perry

Bestival 2015: The Zombie Love In takes to the Sugar Skulls Stage

zombie love in

Guaranteed to give you the ‘Ghoulies’, the Zombie Love In crew are ready knock your socks off at Bestival on Saturday night.

Tuesday, 8th September, 2015 2:23pm

By Sally Perry

Be the first to see Doug from Plastic Mermaids’ new video

douglas richards and james halsey at St Catherines

Sit back and enjoy eight minutes of musical beauty, composed and performed by Isle of Wight musician, Doug Richards from Plastic Mermaids.

Monday, 31st August, 2015 8:16pm

By Sally Perry

Listen to how some of the messages left on the Dreamline have been interpreted

UAC dreams banner image

Your dreams are being used in some brilliantly creative ways by members of the Undecided Art Collective.

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 8:49am

By Sally Perry

Hear Tuuligan talk about her work and perform live online tonight


This Isle of Wight based musician and composer will be talking about her work and performing live tonight from 7pm on The Island Radio.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 4:38pm

By Sally Perry

Chorderize slots available for new writing talent

John Armstrong:

Are you a writer keen to share your work with other like-minded individuals on a public platform? Why not book yourself a ten minute slot at one of the upcoming Chorderize events?

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 1:49pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss visiting Ohio Professor in Music with a passion for Bach

Christine Rutledge

Christine will be performing Bach solos in an intimate and informal setting, ahead of her appearances at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival.

Thursday, 16th July, 2015 5:32pm

By Sally Perry

Call or text the Dreamline and your dreams could become part of art show

Dreamline image

Powered by OnTheWight, the Dreamline is a dedicated answerphone service where you can share your dreams, however far-out, bizarre or boring, any time of the day or night for an upcoming art show.

Tuesday, 14th July, 2015 7:21pm

By Sally Perry

Greg Foat’s latest album brings you ‘Dancers at the Edge of Time’

Greg Foat Group Dancers at the Edge of Time

This highly talented and well-regarded pianist and composer hails from the Isle of Wight. His latest album brings together some of the most gifted musicians to create a piece of work that oozes style, sophistication and innovation.

Wednesday, 8th July, 2015 11:50am

By Sally Perry