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.

Event celebrating the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival postponed until 2021 due to Coronavirus

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Organisers of the event have reluctantly accepted that Covid-19 restrictions made this September’s Festival impossible to stage

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 12:39pm

By Sally Perry

Government announce £1.57bn rescue package for The Arts (updated)

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Isle of Wight museums, theatres, live music venues, and those who work in those sectors, will be breathing a sigh of relief as a £1.57bn rescue package is announced

Monday, 6th July, 2020 6:57am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight music students release charity song to thank key workers

David Pontin Platform One

The Wightlink in the Community project is a collaboration between Platform One students, Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, Fusion Arts Academy and others. All proceeds will benefit the Island's NHS charity

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 10:36am

By Karen Woods with one comment

Latest video for Abbey Records’ artist is an eight-minute piece of beauty

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The track was recorded at Isle of Wight's Abbey Records and features several Isle of Wight musicians

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 4:15pm

By Sally Perry

King Kuna release new album, composed and recorded during lockdown

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90 per cent of the tracks on this new album by Isle of Wight alternative rock band, King Kuna, were composed and recorded during lockdown

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 3:29pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council say Great Wonderfest does not meet Government Covid-19 guidelines for mass gatherings

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Great Wonderfest organisers come under fire on social media as they announce their plans to go ahead this summer. Isle of Wight council say proposals do not meet the Government safety guidelines for Covid-19

Monday, 29th June, 2020 12:16pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Paul Armfield’s first single from seventh album resonates with current lockdown times

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"I'm not here" is described as an upbeat song with Paul Armfield’s trademark lyrical panache bringing a light touch to its heavy subtext

Friday, 26th June, 2020 9:27am

By Sally Perry

Cancer charity online gig raises £1,200. Still time to help them reach £2k target

Mark King

There's still time to watch the concert and donate to help Wessex Cancer Trust reach their £2,000 target

Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 10:11am

By Sally Perry

Quay Arts Folk Club folk nights to be streamed live from this weekend

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The Isolation Row Festival raised over £1,000 for Quay Arts last month and is now followed by the Quay Arts Folk Club with monthly online music nights. Details within

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 11:24am

By John Bentley

Cancer charity secures long list of stars for Facebook Live gig

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A long list of stars and community groups have recorded a song for the fundraising event which will premiere live on the Wessex Cancer Trust Facebook page this weekend

Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 3:56pm

By Lorraine White

Track by Isle of Wight band – signed by producer with reported mafia connection – is re-released by New York record label

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The re-release of this 1980s track by Isle of Wight band, Cassie, was sparked after the owner of a New York record label heard it and spent the following years trying to track it down

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 1:47pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss Isolation Row online Folk Festival this weekend and help raise money for Quay Arts

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Isolation Row Folk Festival features some of the finest local performers, as well as mainland guests. Don't miss it this weekend

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 10:57am

By Sally Perry