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.

IWSO Review: Rampaging Recorders

Miriam Nervall by Allan Marsh

Find out just why Jonathan Dodd was so enthralled with last weekend's Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert by reading his review of the event. We agree with every word! Bravo to the orchestra and soloist, Miriam Nerval.

Wednesday, 24th May, 2017 1:46pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Scottish Cellist to play with Sally Halsey at Ventnor Tea Concert

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Proceeds from this Sunday afternoon tea concert at St Catherine's Church in Ventnor next month will be supporting St Catherine’s School in Tamale, Ghana. Book now to secure your seats.

Wednesday, 24th May, 2017 7:58am

By Helen Foster

Ryde Arts Festival present the Four Quartets this Friday

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Ryde Arts Festival presents the first performance of Four Quartets written by composers working from poems celebrating the Island written by members of Isle of Wight Stanza Poetry group.

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 10:32am

By Feature Writer

Kashmir Cafe announce their Isle of Wight Festival line-up


The Kashmir Cafe at Isle of Wight Festival is vital to the keeping their doors open. This year the lineup is as a good as ever, with some extra special bits too.

Saturday, 13th May, 2017 11:19am

By Doug Alldred

Ventnor International Festival: Childhood, Dead Pretties and Champs join the line-up


One of the most exciting new bands, Childhood, will be performing with a full nine piece band at this year's Ventnor International festival, alongside Dead Pretties, CHAMPS and more.

Friday, 12th May, 2017 8:59am

By Jack Whitewood

Fairweather Festival aims to ‘squash the mental health stigma’

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A one-day not-for-profit family music festival is planned for Saturday 2nd September, organised to raise awareness and funds for mental health charity, Mind. Tickets go on sale next month.

Thursday, 11th May, 2017 6:46am

By Callum Fairweather

The legendary Monochrome Set head to Quay Arts this Friday

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The Monochrome Set were highly regarded and hugely influential in the post punk era of the late 70s and 80s. See them play live at Quay Arts this Friday night, with support from The Orders.

Tuesday, 9th May, 2017 12:17pm

By Tayla Smith

Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair returns this weekend

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Now in its seventh year, the popular annual event returns to Shorwell on Saturday with some great live acts and continues to raise money for Leukaemia research and Brighstone school.

Tuesday, 9th May, 2017 11:01am

By Tim Hollis

Inspiring sonatas feature in first of a series of concerts with Sally Halsey

Joshua Lynch

The first in a series of concerts takes place on Sunday 7th May at St Catherine's church in Ventnor. The inspiring programme includes cello and piano sonatas by Saint-Saens and Prokofiev and the Adagio and Allegro by Schumann.

Monday, 1st May, 2017 12:36pm

By Helen Foster

Let food be the love of music: Non-perishables gain you entry to Foodbank fundraiser

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There are two opportunities to see No Exit play live this month, both gig are fundraisers for Isle of Wight Foodbank and entry is via donations of non-perishable goods for the Foodbank supplies.

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 3:47pm

By Feature Writer

Ventnor International Festival: The Parrots, Moses Boyd and Cosmo Pyke join the lineup

Cosmo Pyke

Ventnor International Festival will be living up to its name this August when garage punk band, The Parrots head across Europe to perform on the Isle of Wight. Book now.

Thursday, 13th April, 2017 9:33am

By Jack Whitewood

CHAMPS release long-awaited first track from third album


We love the new CHAMPS track, we love the artwork and we can't wait to see the music video which was shot in Berlin.

Wednesday, 12th April, 2017 5:50pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments