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.

Fat Earthers, Luna Tear and Wet Leg to raise the roof at The Rose

Fat Earthers performing on stage

Fat Earthers are back at The Rose on Saturday night and it's going to be a good one, with support from Luna Tear and Wet Leg, as well as DJs.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 6:41pm

By Sally Perry

Platform One College of Music reveal ‘incredible results for the 19th year’

platform one guitar close up

Well done to all those involved in yet another year of fantastic results for students at Platform One College of Music.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 11:15am

By Dave Pontin

Discover the power of music at Mountbatten’s foot-tapping folk night

Mountbatten folk night

Mountbatten music concerts are for everyone and anyone to attend. They hope as many people as possible find out the hospice is a warm and inviting place where memories can be made.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 8:40am

By Emma Topping

Bob Dylan releases previously unheard composition at Million Dollar Bash on the Isle of Wight

Bob Dylan performing on stage in 1969

Fifty years after Bob Dylan made his now-legendary appearance at the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival, he's made an incredible gesture to a new festival about to honour the anniversary.

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 8:52am

By Bill Bradshaw

Ventnor Fringe Festival smashes box office records on tenth anniversary: Dates for 2020 announced

Barney Artist performing at Ventnor Fringe

The Box Office records were smashed with almost 6,500 tickets for Ventnor Fringe Festival being sold. It's no wonder those performing fall in love with this town and want to return.

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 7:13pm

By Sally Perry

Head to Ventnor this weekend and join in celebrations for the tenth Ventnor Fringe Festival

ventnor fringe in harbourside tent

There truly is something for everyone this weekend at the tenth Ventnor Fringe Festival. Head to Ventnor this weekend and we're sure you'll find plenty to entertain and enrich your soul.

Saturday, 27th July, 2019 11:03am

By Sally Perry

Post Animal head to Ventnor Fringe all the way from Chicago

the band post animal

Think Tame Impala meets King Gizzard in a gig you don’t want to miss! Book now to secure your tickets.

Friday, 26th July, 2019 12:07pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe Festival shows starting to sell out. Don’t miss out, book now

Gerard Harris on stage

There are 150 performances of over 90 shows to choose from at this year’s Ventnor Fringe Festival, many are selling out, so snap yours up quickly to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 8:56am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Scooter Rally promises world-class live music lineup

Scooters

Another bunch of top quality Mod, Soul and R&B acts have been booked to play live at the world-famous Isle of Wight Scooter Rally over the August bank holiday weekend in Ryde.

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 6:50pm

By Feature Writer

Hallam honoured with first Ryde Arts Award for original music composition

hallam saunders

Well done to 14-year-old Hallam, who was approached to compose an original piece of music for a marching band to perform at Ryde’s two Carnivals this year.

Monday, 22nd July, 2019 3:12pm

By Liz Allen

Call for permanent Isle of Wight Festival visitor centre to rival Woodstock’s

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Why does the Isle of Wight not have a permanent centre to rival Woodstock? asks those behind the Million Dollar Bash.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 5:19pm

By Bill Bradshaw with one comment

Don’t miss the many brilliant shows at next week’s Ventnor Fringe Festival

Hound of the Baskervilles poster image

There are 150 performances of over 90 shows to choose from at this year's Ventnor fringe festival, so we've shared a few highlights that are selling fast to help you choose.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 4:21pm

By Sally Perry