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.

Don’t miss the Isle of Wight Harp Festival


There is a fantastic range of harp related events taking place today (Friday) and over the next three days on the Isle of Wight. See the events listings for full details and make sure you don't miss out.

Friday, 20th October, 2017 6:17pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the Kathkali performance this Sunday


Unforgettable Kathakali performances by top international performers, superb singers, rhythmic drummers and highly skilled make-up artists. Don't miss it.

Friday, 29th September, 2017 1:29pm

By Tayla Smith

Quay Arts is ‘the’ place to be this Friday night

quay arts on friday night

There's something for everyone at Quay Arts tonight (Friday). Two exhibition openings, live music from an incredibly talented folk/classical guitarist and the LBGT+ meet-up.

Friday, 29th September, 2017 10:01am

By Sally Perry

Shimmering Musicians: Clean Bandit skater launches new exhibition

nick martin and shimmering artists

Nick Martin’s exhibition ‘Shimmering Musicians’ opens this Friday, 29th September at Quay Arts. All are welcome to the preview event between 6-8pm.

Wednesday, 27th September, 2017 11:20am

By Nick Martin

Isle of Wight Foodbank and Quay Arts host Blues event

foodbank blues

All proceeds raised will go directly to the Foodbank, to help support and secure their work in the local community.

Tuesday, 29th August, 2017 10:36am

By Sarah Collier

Saturday Rock School: Build confidence and self esteem through music. Register now

saturday rock school

Saturday Rock School offers a brilliant and fun opportunity for 12 to 16 year olds to develop self-confidence, communication skills, self esteem, team work and musical creativity. Sign up now!

Wednesday, 16th August, 2017 5:35pm

By Feature Writer

Head to Quay Arts for the ‘Foodbank Blues’

foodbank blues

The Foodbank helped nearly 5,000 local people in the year 2016-2017. This event is a great way to show your support and you get a great night out too.

Tuesday, 15th August, 2017 11:40am

By Sarah Collier

Last chance to grab your tickets for Ventnor International Festival

bad sounds

Just £30 gets you into a whopping seventeen gigs today at the Ventnor International Festival. Across three venues in the sun-kissed seaside town, with musical genres spanning rock, garage, electronic, hip hop and jazz.

Friday, 11th August, 2017 11:02am

By Sally Perry

Book now for ‘A Heathening With Dominic Robertson’ aka Ergo Phizmiz

dominic robertson

Dominic Robertson, aka Ergo Phizmiz, the one-man musical genius, returns to the Isle of Wight - after a three year hiatus from performance - with this new live show.

Thursday, 3rd August, 2017 5:42pm

By Tayla Smith

Here’s why you need to book 11th August off work and head to Ventnor

girl ray by a fountain

Book your tickets now before they sell out - £30 buys you a ticket for the entire Ventnor International Festival programme - a full day and night with some of the hottest up-and-coming acts on the music scene.

Sunday, 30th July, 2017 3:07pm

By Sally Perry

Plastic Mermaids and Rhain: Tickets going fast for Strings gig

plastic mermaids fire fingers

The Isle of Wight's very own Plastic Mermaids will be playing a gig in Newport at the end of the month, with support from the sensational Rhain. Tickets are going fast, so don't delay.

Monday, 17th July, 2017 1:38pm

By Feature Writer

Ventnor International Festival: Hottest up-and-coming music heading to town

bad sounds

Book the day off work and head to Ventnor on Friday 11th August for the Ventnor International Festival - a day-long curated programme of the some of the hottest music acts around at the moment - all for just £30.

Thursday, 13th July, 2017 12:57pm

By Sally Perry