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.

Ventnor Exchange brings Record Store Day celebrations to the Isle of Wight

Record Store Day logo 2015

If you haven't checked out Ventnor Exchange yet, why not pop down on Saturday. There'll be hosting free live music, talks & film screenings throughout the day from 10am on into the evening.

Friday, 17th April, 2015 9:27am

By Jack Whitewood

IW band, Waves, launch their second EP in Ryde this week

Waves - IW Band -

This coming Friday sees the launch of Isle of Wight alternative rock band's second EP. Join them at the free event at The Blacksheep Bar in Ryde, with support from Polar Maps and Lewis Shepperd.

Tuesday, 7th April, 2015 9:13am

By Sally Perry

IWSO Review: A Champagne Flute at the IWSO

Siobhan Cosgrove

The Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert held their third concert of the season last weekend, and it was fantastic. Don’t miss out on the penultimate concert of the season in May.

Friday, 27th March, 2015 10:17am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Don’t miss the FREE Kashmir Fringe this weekend at the Quay

Puzzle Muteson playing guitar

There's free music all weekend at Quay Arts, as well as the opening of two new brilliant exhibitions. Why not gather some friends and hang out at the Quay this weekend.

Thursday, 26th March, 2015 10:36am

By Sally Perry

Over million plays on Spotify for new CHAMPS album: See them at Winter Gardens

Champs -

Find out what everyone is talking about and book your tickets now to see CHAMPS play the Ventnor Winter Gardens on Friday 1st May.

Friday, 20th March, 2015 4:25pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the best in music and spoken word at Wight Words

Julian Winslow

John Armstrong has managed to pull together a fantastic line-up for Friday's Wight Words being held at Quay Arts.

Thursday, 12th March, 2015 9:46am

By Sally Perry

Plastic Mermaids: Tickets for Quay Arts gig sold out

plastic mermaids - shimmery

It's a bumper day for Plastic Mermaids fans. Not only can you purchase their latest EP, but you can also book tickets to see them perform at Quay Arts next month.

Monday, 9th March, 2015 10:29am

By Sally Perry

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