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 Fringe Festival is back for 2021: Dates now announced

Ventnor Fringe 2019 - dance

It's the news that many have been waiting for - the return of Ventnor Fringe Festival

Thursday, 4th March, 2021 5:52pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Cautious welcome from council leader for Isle of Wight Festival news

The big wheel at Isle of Wight festival

Council leader Dave Stewart said, "We have come too far to throw away all our hard earned efforts over the past 12 months to keep the Island safe during the Covid pandemic"

Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 5:16pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival 2021 is on – But moving to September

Giant letters at Isle of Wight festival

The ‘Will they they, won’t they’ is over. Isle of Wight Festival have confirmed that it will be on in 2021, but they’re moving it to later in the year.

Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 1:09pm

By Katie Baptie with 7 readers' comments

Quay Arts Folk Club returns with another online concert this Sunday

Keith Newnham standing in his kitchen

Don't miss this online folk concert in aid of the Quay Arts Centre taking place this coming Sunday (28th Feb). Details within

Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 10:56am

By John Bentley

Sophie’s song for a sustainable future

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Singer and songwriter Sophie Simonds from Seaview believes there is so much potential for positive impact and change and hopes her new song will make help raise awareness

Saturday, 20th February, 2021 12:51pm

By Sally Perry

‘Proper’ Festival planned with the help of rapid Covid testing

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The plans are now in place to carry out rapid testing at the entrance to the Toogether event to create a safe, proper festival

Thursday, 11th February, 2021 5:51pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Good mental health and wellbeing a priority for Platform One

illustration of people in windows playing instruments

Students at Platform One College of Music have been using a new bespoke virtual learning environment this lockdown, part of which is dedicated to wellbeing

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 3:34pm

By Dave Pontin

Calling all musicians: Join Acoustic Originals and support the Quay

girl on floor playing guitar

Quay Arts are looking for musicians wanting to take part in 'Acoustic Originals' and 'Songs in the Quay of ...' both of which they intend to start again next month, albeit virtually

Friday, 15th January, 2021 5:39pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe announce dates for 2021: Now extended to a socially distanced ten days

Ventnor Fringe act on stage

After having to cancel the 2020 festival, for this year the Ventnor Fringe team have designed it with social distancing in mind. See the details within

Thursday, 7th January, 2021 5:01pm

By Jack Whitewood with one comment

School staff perform ‘Christmas Spectacular’ as a thank you to students

iwef xmas video - singer outside with inflatable snowman

We could all do with something uplifting to sing along to or put a smile on our faces, so why not check out this video by staff at Isle of Wight Education Federation staff?

Monday, 21st December, 2020 9:59am

By Sally Perry

Big day for Operation Geranium with Community Award and live music event

People holding their geraniums

The live music event features acclaimed artist, Steve Young, and takes place in the Waverley's new marquee

Friday, 18th December, 2020 10:55am

By Sally Perry

Watch midwinter sunrise and planets form bright star with live music from the Isle of Wight

frosty sunrise

Andy says this year is special because of the conjunction of planets Jupiter and Saturn, which converge to form one bright star around the same time

Tuesday, 15th December, 2020 12:36pm

By Andy Roberts