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.

Review: It came from the Devil’s Isle

A great evening was had by all and over £100 raised for the Isle of Wight Youth Trust at this Devil's Isle event.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 8:20am

By Rachel Rocks

Rhythmtree Festival now in full swing. What are you waiting for?

plastic mermaids at rhythmtree 2016

Day tickets available for those who want to dip in on Saturday or Sunday. It really is one of our favourite festivals.

Saturday, 16th July, 2016 9:46am

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Cow Co Presents: Summer Sunset Shindigs

At the Cow Co Summer Sunset Shindigs you get great outdoor food, incredible sunsets, a range of family entertainment and an eclectic mix of Isle of Wight bands performing live every Thursday evening throughout the summer.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 4:34pm

By Feature Writer

What do you do during a zombie apocalypse? Watch Burlesque of course

ASM Photography Sugar the Rim

Not for the faint-hearted, the Lunar Hex marked a zombie apocalypse last Saturday night in Ryde. Survivors were treated to an evening of Gorelesque Burlesque, live music, spoken word, drag and lots of glitter.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 9:40am

By Rachel Rocks

The Lion and the Wolf now represented by same music agency as Bon Iver

tom george

Hailing from Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, Tom George aka The Lion and the Wolf, is now being represented by the Coda music agency. Many congrats Tom!

Thursday, 14th July, 2016 1:57pm

By Sally Perry

Sign up now to be part of The Big Sing

Hannah Brear

Sign up now to take part in the Big Sing workshop with nationally-acclaimed music director and choirmaster, Hannah Brear. The culmination of the workshop will be a performance to visitors of the Barton Manor Open Garden day.

Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 8:52am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Jazz Suite. Sweet

iwso july 2016

The Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra outdid themselves in the final concert of the season. Jonathan Dodd is still on a high from the experience and tells us why.

Tuesday, 5th July, 2016 1:25pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Gay Men’s Chorus host ‘Life’s a Drag!’ fundraiser

Miss Jason

Tickets are selling fast for this special evening of Cabaret and song being hosted by Isle of Wight Gay Men’s Chorus and raising money for the Breakout Youth Project, which provides an invaluable service to LGBTQ young people.

Tuesday, 5th July, 2016 10:55am

By Matthew Bundy with 11 readers' comments

Eclectic Electrics: Free live music at Quay Arts on Monday night

hester chambers

Why not start the week with an evening of free live music at Quay Arts Centre in Newport? It's a great venue with a warm welcome. (And the beer's not bad either!)

Saturday, 2nd July, 2016 11:34am

By Sally Perry

Ryde Arts Festival presents an evening of live jazz

Quay Arts jam

Tickets are just £5 for this evening of live music by some of the leading lights in jazz on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 30th June, 2016 8:41pm

By Jim Thorn

People in the Basement: An evening of delicious live music

people in the basement

That feeling when you love someone so much you want to bite their cheeks. The music you'll hear at People in the Basement is just like that.

Wednesday, 29th June, 2016 6:50pm

By Sally Perry

Tim Arnold raising cash for WellChildUK at Ventnor Fringe

tim arnold

Tim Arnold has been compared to David Bowie by another rock legend, Iggy Pop. That's quite an accolade, so why not book your tickets now to see whether you agree. All profits from the gig will go to WellChildUK.

Monday, 27th June, 2016 7:00pm

By Luke Richards