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.

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

Voices of the Isle of Wight open Ryde Arts Festival

Voices of the Isle of Wight

Singers with the Voices of the Isle of Wight choir put on a great performance on Friday evening for the opening event of the Ryde Arts Festival. Read on to see impression they left on Jonathan Dodd.

Monday, 27th June, 2016 4:19pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Ryde Arts Festival 2016 in full swing – what will you see?

Ryde Arts Festival

Today (Saturday) offers a great range of events taking place as part of the 2016 Ryde Arts Festival.

Saturday, 25th June, 2016 10:34am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Rhythmtree Festival returns to the Isle of Wight

Rhythmtree tickets

With a reputation for bringing together a diverse, rich mix of high quality music and family entertainment, now in its seventh year, Rhythmtree Festival 2016 promises to be the best yet.

Wednesday, 15th June, 2016 11:10am

By Feature Writer

Ryde Arts Festival 2016: Ten days of art, poetry, music and much more

Pier at night

The 2016 Ryde Arts Festival (23rd June to 3rd July) promises ten days of wonderful art, live music, poetry, comedy, puppetry and much, much more. Make sure you check out what's on with our handy guide.

Thursday, 9th June, 2016 9:44pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert promises to be end of season party

IWSO Trombone players

Book now to experience the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra perform their end of season concert at Medina Theatre on 2nd July.

Tuesday, 7th June, 2016 8:10pm

By Tim Isard

Bestival 2016: Head to The Amphitheatre for off-the-wall entertainment

Bestival Amphitheatre

The Amphitheatre is one of our favourite places at Bestival. There's always such a great variety of spoken word, comedy, theatre and downright silliness, all neatly tucked away under the canopy of the luscious forest.

Friday, 3rd June, 2016 3:10pm

By Aidan Byrne with one comment

The Creating Waves radio competition returns for a second year


If you can make a 30-second radio ad script that wows the judges, you could end up with a placement at media and entertainment group, Global, as well as bolstering your portfolio.

Friday, 3rd June, 2016 9:49am

By Corrine Card

Isle of Wight band DRONGO premiered on Clash Music


Isle of Wight duo, DRONGO, not only signed to Organ Records this month, but also had their first single premiered on Clash Music as Track of the Day.

Friday, 27th May, 2016 8:43pm

By Sally Perry

Bestival 2016: Leftfield (and a whole lot more) join the lineup

leftfield neil barnes

Kings of electronic dance music, Leftfield, will be heading to the Isle of Wight this September, when they play live at Bestival. Full details and more acts revealed.

Thursday, 26th May, 2016 7:00pm

By Aidan Byrne