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.

Plastic Mermaids and Rhain: Tickets going fast for Strings gig

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Final summer concert features comic opera with up and coming singers

Bertie Watson

This will be the final in in Sally Halsey’s summer series of concerts and takes place on Sunday 2nd July at St Catherine’s church in Ventnor.

Thursday, 29th June, 2017 12:53pm

By Helen Foster

Ryde Arts Festival have a very special launch event planned

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The launch event of the 2017 Ryde Arts Festival features the private view of an exhibition, a performance from dancer, Sophie Wintersgill, alongside live music from a string quartet, as well as the re-creation of the ‘Smashing Performance’ shown at the Saatchi Gallery by Sue Pareskeva.

Wednesday, 28th June, 2017 6:26pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight band rock the Torquay festival crowd

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Isle of Wight band, Something from Nothing, headlined the Occombe Beer Festival near Torquay last Saturday night in front of over 3,500 people.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 8:12am

By Malc Attrill

Club Zooom! New club night for lovers of sixties style comes to the Isle of Wight

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Club Zooom should appeal to anyone wanting a great night out with something different from chart cheese. The opening night features sixties inspired DJs and Go-Go dancers.

Monday, 19th June, 2017 6:25pm

By Feature Writer

Sally and Jessica Return to St Catherine’s for Sunday afternoon recital

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

Monday, 12th June, 2017 5:24pm

By Helen Foster

Classic Isle returns to the Isle of Wight – new venue, new format and renewed vigour

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World-class musicians and local talented prodigies will perform with one of England’s finest Jacobean Mansion houses as the backdrop to the intimate and exclusive Classical Music Festival. Tickets are limited, so book now.

Friday, 2nd June, 2017 6:51pm

By Feature Writer