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.

Are you going to be part of Ventnor Day tomorrow?

ventnor day

BBC South and BBC Radio Solent will be broadcasting live from Ventnor on Wednesday for a series about community spirit. Pop along between 2-7pm to be part of the action and you might even end up on TV or the radio.

Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016 3:30pm

By Sally Perry

Inspirational Music Movement to host Blues and Rock night

blues guitarist

Three Isle of Wight bands will be performing at this fundraising gig for the Aspire Inspirational Music Movement on 6th May.

Wednesday, 27th April, 2016 12:11pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

A night of mischief, mayhem and rock in Ryde

Night of mayhem

Rachel Rocks has been out on the town again, hitting not one venue but two on Friday night. Check out her review of two events in Ryde.

Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 11:47am

By Rachel Rocks

Ryde Rocks across four venues showcasing young musical talent

the orders

Four events across four venues, all raising money for charity and showcasing young Isle of Wight talent.

Monday, 25th April, 2016 5:28pm

By Sally Perry

Head to Ventnor Exchange for Record Store Day 2016


From 9am running all day into the evening, there will be lots of music related activities taking place at Ventnor Exchange on Saturday, not to mention RSD editions of classic vinyl and live music from Isle of Wight artists.

Friday, 15th April, 2016 6:06pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Chalkpit Records present best new Indie artists at showcase night

XOCHKA - Frankie Backer, Ben Jones, James Pinfield-Wells, Ellis Durand

Don't miss out on this highly anticipated Chalkpit Records night of Original Independent Music.

Wednesday, 13th April, 2016 9:53am

By Silas Gregory

Wight Noize competition opens to young Isle of Wight musicians

wight noize logo collage

You have until the end of April to get your entry into the 2016 Wight Noize music competition for your chance to play at this year's Isle of Wight Festival.

Thursday, 7th April, 2016 3:11pm

By Dave Pontin

Rocket Fuel mag: Youth, arts, music, culture and fashion magazine coming soon!

rocket fuel

Next month sees the launch of a new hub for youth, arts, music, photography, culture and fashion. It's called ROCKET FUEL and it's going to be explosive!

Thursday, 31st March, 2016 8:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight pupils give their all in Rock Challenge Showcase

rock challenge ryde academy - Nick Scott

Pupils from Ryde Academy picked up several awards at the Rock Challenge Showcase, including Spirit of Rock Challenge Award.

Wednesday, 23rd March, 2016 6:59am

By Sally Perry with one comment

March of the Mods: 12 hours of music in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

march of the mods poster

A full day of Mod fun in Ryde this Friday in Ryde, all in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Live music, DJ sets and a brilliant raffle.

Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016 3:47pm

By Sally Perry

IWSO Review: A fantastic Suk-cess

Jane Streeton and IWSO

One of the wonderful things about the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concerts is that they introduce you to music you might never have heard before. Such a thing happened at last week's concert. Find out what Jonathan Dodd thought of it.

Wednesday, 16th March, 2016 4:15pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Kashmir Fringe offers quality live music for free this weekend

signals at kashmir tent

Head to Kashmir Fringe at Quay Arts in Newport for quality live music on Saturday night and all day Sunday. It'll be just the ticket to pull you out of winter hibernation and free to enter.

Thursday, 10th March, 2016 7:57pm

By Sally Perry