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.

New EP and video from Isle of Wight artist

Doug Alldred

Isle of Wight singer/songwriter, Doug Alldred launches new EP and music video ahead of autumn series of gigs.

Thursday, 25th August, 2016 9:50am

By Feature Writer

Some tickets still available for Summertime Jazz and Blues Picnic

Grab your tickets for this Sunday's event taking place at the picturesque East Dene in Bonchurch. World-class jazz singer, Aydenne Simone joins the Island's Unity Stompers for an afternoon of jazz and blues.

Wednesday, 24th August, 2016 3:36pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Festival exhibition heads across the Solent (updated)

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Ray Foulk, one of the organisers of the original Isle of Wight Festival will be opening a new exhibition about the Festival at Portsmouth Guildhall on 18th September. It coincides with the release of special edition memoirs about the early Festivals.

Wednesday, 24th August, 2016 11:34am

By Sally Perry

The Lion and the Wolf: Next album to be released with Xtra Mile Recordings

tom george = the lion and the wolf

Hailing from the Isle of Wight, Tom George, aka The Lion and the Wolf has been described as "one of the UK’s most promising singer-songwriters". He releases his second album in early October. You can pre-order your copy now.

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016 2:58pm

By Sally Perry

Bestival 2016: The Future is very nearly here

Kid Canaveral

Now in its 13th year, Bestival - the festival that is not all about the headliners - returns to Robin Hill between 8-11th September. Find out the latest acts to be confirmed.

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016 1:15pm

By Aidan Byrne

Best of British head to the 2016 Isle of Wight Scooter Rally

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Best of British present a weekend of quality live music and DJs for the world famous Isle of Wight Scooter Rally on August bank holiday weekend.

Monday, 15th August, 2016 6:58pm

By Feature Writer

It was no trouble for The Rubble Club to please music lovers

nakamarra singer

Tuesday night saw the very first Rubble Club event - organised by Chalkpit Records and opening the Ventnor Fringe Festival - take place at a secret venue. It went down a storm and more are planned for later in the year.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 5:07pm

By Sally Perry

Dirty Blondes play the Winter Gardens as part of Ventnor Fringe

dirty blondes

This young, all-female indie rock band from Camden, London, has a punk royalty connection. They'll be performing their own work at the Winter Gardens on Thursday afternoon at 4pm.

Thursday, 11th August, 2016 1:05pm

By Sally Perry

Dizraeli returns to the Isle of Wight for the Ventnor Fringe Festival


We loved Dizraeli's performance when he was last in Ventnor in 2011, so have high hopes for his solo set on Sunday at Ventnor Fringe Festival, supported by Toby Thompson.

Tuesday, 9th August, 2016 7:24pm

By Sally Perry

Are you going ‘Birdwatching in Madtown’ at Ventnor Fringe?

birdwatching in madtown

We love the sound of this 'all ages welcome' event on Saturday afternoon at Ventnor Fringe Festival. Birdwatching in Madtown is a kooky mix of songs, stories and rhymes revealing all that Madtown has to offer.

Monday, 8th August, 2016 6:55pm

By Sally Perry

The Blind Mole’s Ball with Boogie Belgique returns to Ventnor Fringe

boogie belgique

The Blind Mole's Ball was one of our highlights from Ventnor Fringe last year. We've been listening to Belgian electro-swing outfit, Boogie Belgique, ever since and love their uplifting positive vibe. Highly recommended!

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 6:46pm

By Sally Perry

Parkside Comedy: Two nights of giggling, guffawing and snorting

parkside comedy header

Head to Ventnor Park next week on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and the comedians and musical talents on show will have you giggling, guffawing and snorting through sets, skits and songs.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 3:21pm

By Sally Perry