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.

Ryde Arts – Stitching the town together in 2018

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Over the summer and into the autumn, as part of Ryde Arts, you’ll be able to enjoy unique music events, art installations, theatre and poetry, as well as workshops, carnivals, films and more.

Friday, 15th June, 2018 5:30pm

By Feature Writer

Wight Proms hosts open-air picnic concerts featuring Musicals, Classical and Comedy

Wight Proms 2018

A brand-new annual festival of open-air picnic concerts celebrating the Isle of Wight's music, food, people and red squirrels comes to Northwood House this August. Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 6:03pm

By Feature Writer

Triumphant final concert of 25th year for Orpheus Singers

Leading Isle of Wight chamber choir, Orpheus Singers, were joined by renowned composer and conductor Jonathan Willcocks as conductor for their final concert of their 25th Anniversary Year.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 8:04am

By Lesley Ann Bryant

Dimbola to host evening of live music, film, theatre and photography

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This evening promises a treat for the soul, both musically and visually. There'll be performances by visual artist Sunara Begum and world-renowned composer Tunde Jegede, as well as exhibition of the images by Dunstan Perera.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 12:55pm

By Elissa Blizzard

Silver screen classics for final Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert


The final concert of the season is already proving very popular with only 31 tickets left, so book now to avoid being disappointed.

Thursday, 31st May, 2018 1:17pm

By Tim Isard

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius Sunset

IWSO May 2018

Jonathan shares his delight at the penultimate concert of the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra. Find out why he loved it so much.

Monday, 28th May, 2018 9:48am

By Jonathan Dodd

Isle of Wight Lambretta Day 2018 returns with bonus events


All types of scooters are welcome to the annual Isle of Wight Lambretta Day on Sunday 27th May - Ride Out from Newport Quay at noon with 12 hours of music on Ryde seafront.

Tuesday, 15th May, 2018 8:51pm

By Feature Writer

The Ohmz share Positivity with the Isle of Wight and beyond

The Ohmz

The long-awaited album from Isle of Wight Reggae band, The Ohmz, will be released in June. You can pre-order your copy now.

Wednesday, 9th May, 2018 12:32pm

By Sally Perry

Eurovision winner Conchita to headline Isle of Wight Pride – UKPride 2018

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The Drag queen Conchita, who won Eurovision in 2014 for Austria with her song ‘Rise Like A Pheonix’, is heading to the Isle of Wight in July to headline at IW and UK Pride 2018.

Friday, 4th May, 2018 12:03am

By Matthew Bundy with 2 readers' comments

Friday Quay Arts show for the band on today’s R4 Woman’s Hour

Anna and Elizabeth

The female duo, Anna & Elizabeth, on Radio 4 Woman's Hour today, are playing Quay Arts on Friday. Their highly-acclaimed folk show sounds fascinating, as does the support from Moog-playing, Benjamin Lazar Davis.

Thursday, 3rd May, 2018 10:34am

By Sally Perry

Anna & Elizabeth bring Appalachian music, Moogs and Mellotrons

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Let’s pack the theatre full with Islanders to welcome these very special visitors from the USA.

Friday, 27th April, 2018 11:29am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight band, Nakamarra, in final three of nationwide emerging music prize


Best of luck to Isle of Wight indie-electro band, Nakamarra, who will be battling it out against two other finalists on 10th May in London, hoping to come home with the nationwide emerging music prize.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 1:34pm

By Silas Gregory with one comment