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 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

Summer Shindigs return to Tapnell Farm

Shindig poster

Put these dates in your diary and tell all your family and friends that the Summer Shindigs are returning to The Cow Co. at Tapnell Farm, from 27th July.

Tuesday, 11th July, 2017 6:45pm

By Kirsten Morris

Ventnor Fringe announce their entire programme on World Fringe Day

Ventnor Fringe

It's World Fringe Day so the folks over at Ventnor Fringe Festival have chosen today to announce their entire programme for the 2017 Festival - taking place between 8th and 13th August.

Tuesday, 11th July, 2017 2:32pm

By Jack Whitewood

Classic Isle Festival: Last remaining tickets available

Barton manor - Classic Isle

Last chance to grab tickets for this weekend's Classic Isle Festival. World-class musicians will perform with one of England’s finest Jacobean Mansion houses as the backdrop.

Thursday, 6th July, 2017 6:05pm

By Feature Writer

IWSO Review: Pirates, Wreckers and Impressionists

carnival of the sea

Jonathan shares this review of the final Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the season.

Thursday, 6th July, 2017 12:59pm

By Jonathan Dodd