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.

OnTheWight proud to sponsor CHAMPS at Isle of Arts Festival


OnTheWight are super-chuffed to be headline sponsors for CHAMPS at the 2015 Isle of Arts Festival on 1st May. Tickets are expected to be snapped up pretty quickly so make sure you don't miss out.

Friday, 27th February, 2015 7:58pm

By Sally Perry

Go behind the scenes with this Plastic Mermaids video

plastic mermaids - shimmery

We love the level of detail that Plastic Mermaids go to in order to achieve creative perfection. This behind the scenes video gives you a flavour of their dedication to the cause!

Tuesday, 24th February, 2015 4:48pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

High praise for new CHAMPS album, VAMALA

Champs -

Four out of five stars is a pretty darn good rating for this Isle of Wight band's second album, which has been described as a 'melodic triumph'.

Friday, 20th February, 2015 10:08am

By Sally Perry

Bestival announce first wave of acts for 2015 festival

Future Islands

The first wave of acts announced include a UK festival exclusive, as well as a return for the electronic duo who were a massive hit with Bestival-goers in 2008.

Thursday, 12th February, 2015 9:59am

By Aidan Byrne

Acoustic Isle: All set for ten days of quality live music

Rick Stanbridge -

It’s nearly here – the Island’s Acoustic Isle takes place 26th February to 8th March and all across the Island, pubs and other venues will throw open their doors to welcome visitors and locals alike.

Wednesday, 11th February, 2015 12:06pm

By Sue Emmerson

IWSO Review: Wasps, Violas and Elgar

Lorena Canto Wolteche

The Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert held their second concert of the season last weekend and it was a cracker. Don't miss out on the next one in March.

Friday, 30th January, 2015 2:44pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Watch the latest Plastic Mermaids music video, Playing In Your Mind

Plastic Mermaids - band during playing in my mind

If you've had enough of hearing about politics or cuts to public services sit back and lose yourself in the latest music video from Isle of Wight band Plastic Mermaids.

Friday, 30th January, 2015 9:09am

By Sally Perry

IW Symphony Orchestra bring you ‘A Celebration of English Music’

Loreno Canto Wolteche

Don't miss this chance to see up to 70 musicians performing on stage at Medina Theatre. Always a fabulous experience and well worth checking out.

Friday, 9th January, 2015 3:03pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Arts Festival announces its first headline acts for 2015

Isle of Arts signs :

Hear the anecdotes of a former Government Whip, sit back and enjoy a performance by one of UK’s best-loved cellists and hit the dance floor for a night of world-class Chicago Blues. Just some of the acts announced for this year's Isle of Arts Festival

Thursday, 8th January, 2015 9:00am

By Janneke Oxley with 3 readers' comments

Latest music video from Isle of Wight band, Plastic Mermaids

Saturn - plastic mermaids video

This music video really suits the choral sopranos, interstellar synths, indie-pop, calypso and thumb-thumping funky bass of Plastic Mermaids' latest single, Saturn.

Monday, 15th December, 2014 6:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island produced album up for prestigious Grammy music award (Updated)

bernhoft - grammy nominated musician :

Two more reasons to be proud of the Isle of Wight as an album recorded and produced on the Island is nominated for a prestigious Grammy music award.

Friday, 12th December, 2014 8:38am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Your vote can help Island band CHAMPS make the Rebel Playlist


Your vote for this track could result in an Isle of Wight band getting primetime play on Steve Lamacq's 6Music Rebel Playlist.

Thursday, 4th December, 2014 10:34am

By Sally Perry