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.

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Hot Firebird

January 2020 Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert

Find out why last weekend's Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert was Jonathan Dodd's most enjoyable since he first started reviewing them in 2013

Friday, 24th January, 2020 5:12pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Isle of Wight theatre company and female punk band joins forces for Southampton production


The Horsebox Theatre Company will have underscore music provided by The Pill for their latest production in Southampton

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 6:04pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight bands ‘Rock for Good’ to raise money for WightAid

Rock for Good gig

Rock for Good has established itself as a highlight on the Isle of Wight's musical calendar. Rachel Rocks reports back from the most recent fundraising event

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 11:08am

By Rachel Rocks

Sea shanty lovers form new Isle of Wight crew

The Ferrymen singers

Depending on when you travel, if you're lucky you might hear The Ferryman singing sea shanties at Fishbourne this year

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 12:02pm

By Andy Schofield

Bobbin and the Babymakers rock the Balcony

Bobbin Dixon and Seb Clark

Music reviewer Rachel Rocks believes the new manager of The Balcony has put the venue "back on the map for good night out"

Monday, 30th December, 2019 8:37am

By Rachel Rocks

Grab the last few tickets for Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s next concert

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Concert by Allan Marsh

The incredibly impressive Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra returns to Medina Theatre in January. There are a handful of tickets still available, so act now to secure yours

Monday, 30th December, 2019 8:12am

By Tim Isard

Jazzy Heath releases debut album, ‘World Of My Own’

Jazzy heath

The songs include themes about Jazzy's fundamental personality, love, struggle, songs she had fun making, as well as some you may have heard her play live

Saturday, 28th December, 2019 10:01am

By Sally Perry

Burlesque, blue hair and the blues made for a belter of a night

Dan Smith with his guitar

Wondering what Nick Painless’ Black Cat and Top Hat events are like? Read Rachel Rocks' latest review

Friday, 6th December, 2019 5:40pm

By Rachel Rocks

Want to perform at Ventnor Fringe Festival in 2020? Applications now open

artist performing on stage

If you'd like to perform at Ventnor Fringe next year, register as early as possible to be in with the best change of obtaining the slots you’d like

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 11:30am

By Jack Whitewood

Need a fix of Christmas music? Vernon Square welcomes all this Saturday

the Rug Band

Head to Vernon Square, Ryde this Saturday (5th December) for live music, refreshments and entertainment

Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 3:13pm

By Peter Gruner

Did you know The Balcony in Ryde has reopened?

person with papier mache head on in nightclub

It's been through many versions over the years, but The Balcony is back and now under new management with some cracking live music this weekend

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 6:35pm

By Rachel Rocks with one comment

Company B duet to perform vintage Christmas concert at Mountbatten

Company B singers

All are welcome at this Thursday's Christmas concert at the John Cheverton Centre in Newport

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 1:22pm

By Matt White