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.

IWSO Review: Sell out audience thrilled by concert

Conductor and cellist

Last week's audience for the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert were treated to two guest conductors and a guest cellist. Make sure you book now for the March concert which is sure to be another sell-out.

Sunday, 31st January, 2016 12:18pm

By Tim Isard

Bestival 2016: First two headliners announced

the cure

A return to Bestival for both these headliners (one of which had to be dragged off stage after a three hour set), but we're sure that won't bother their fans.

Friday, 29th January, 2016 9:31am

By Aidan Byrne with one comment

Sebotage showcases new Isle of Wight musical talent

seb clark by A.S.M. Photography

The Learn - Jam - Perform night provided a great opportunity for aspiring musicians to perform live in a friendly and nurturing environment with the support of more recognised and accomplished artists.

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 9:56am

By Rachel Rocks

David Bowie’s first EVER performance was on the Isle of Wight – as a scout

david bowie at scout camp on the isle of wight in 1958 -

David Bowie gave both his first and last UK performance on the Isle of Wight and also spent time in Ventnor in the mid-60s playing at the Ventnor Winter Gardens.

Tuesday, 12th January, 2016 11:59am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Find out how to be part of the Acoustic Isle Festival

Acoustic Isle image

There's no cost to be listed as part of the Acoustic Isle music festival that takes place between 24th February to 6th March 2016.

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2015 5:40pm

By Sue Emmerson

Isle of Wight singer/songwriter attracts music industry attention

Lauran Hibberd

Another Isle of Wight singer/songwriter to add to the list of talented young things from the Island. Well done Lauran Hibberd.

Friday, 18th December, 2015 4:29pm

By Donna Thompson with 18 readers' comments

Last Chance City launch latest EP. See them play this weekend

LCC A New Beginning Album Art LARGE

Join the band on Saturday night in Cowes to celebrate the launch of their latest EP.

Friday, 18th December, 2015 10:59am

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight singer songwriter performs for Robert Elms on BBC Radio

paul armfield and robert elms - All About Promotions

You can listen again through the BBC iPlayer, or even better see Paul perform live on the Isle of Wight in Niton on 18th December.

Wednesday, 2nd December, 2015 1:55pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Plastic Mermaids premiere their latest single, Painted Lady

plastic mermaids in the solent

More musical beautifulness from Isle of Wight five piece, Plastic Mermaids. Their latest track is premiered on music site, GoldFakePaint.

Thursday, 26th November, 2015 1:23pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

IWSO Review: Beautiful Bruch and Magnificent Mahler

IWSO - November

"The Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s new season burst upon us with a concert of bravado and energy and sublime playing," so says Jonathan Dodd in his latest review.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 4:14pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Hentai Babies launch new single at start of Japanese tour

hentai babies june 2015

Isle of Wight pop rockers, Hentai Babies have launched a new track at the start of their two week tour of Japan.

Wednesday, 4th November, 2015 11:50am

By Richard Heaven

Book now to see innovative Jig Doll event on the Isle of Wight

Hannah James

If you like folk music and dance, this event with adventurous artist Hannah James is for you. It also features a performance from Island band Little Lemon.

Tuesday, 3rd November, 2015 2:56pm

By Maxine Soars with 2 readers' comments

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