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.

Don’t miss the sensational RHAIN when she plays live in Ventnor

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This event is expected to sell out fast so book tickets now to secure your seats. Two fantastic artists performing in this wonderful venue.

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 12:33pm

By Feature Writer

Ventnor International Festival: Emerging artists revealed on exciting 2017 line-up

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Ventnor International Festival, a pioneering urban festival on the Isle of Wight returns this August with a great line-up of emerging bands and musicians from around the country.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 12:36pm

By Jack Whitewood

The King Lud Folk Festival returns next weekend

The Crew

The two day Folk Festival returns to the King Lud on Ryde Esplanade this coming weekend. Two days of free live music with donations to charity.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 10:43am

By Suzanne Mackay

Isle of Wight singer songwriter releases new music video

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Ventnorian singer songwriter, Greg Barnes, releases his latest music video, Polaroids. Shot around the Island it shows the Isle of Wight off beautifully.

Friday, 17th February, 2017 4:25pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra present The French Connection

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The third Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the present season features music from or connected to France. Tickets selling fast so don't miss out.

Monday, 13th February, 2017 6:48pm

By Tim Isard

Indie folk duo, Worry Dolls, to perform live on the Isle of Wight

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Described by Bob Harris as “a warm and infectious sound”, Worry Dolls’ music is packed full of sublime harmonies, atop a plethora of varied instruments. You can see them play live on 4th March on the Isle of Wight.

Saturday, 4th February, 2017 12:20pm

By Feature Writer

Kingz of Vocals’ latest track: So catchy you’ll struggle to get it out of your head (video)

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The latest track from Isle of Wight hip hop collaborative, Kingz of Vocals, featuring Jamaican singer Terro Melody, has been released this month and features a music video shot on the Island by the talented film maker, Mike Gripz.

Saturday, 28th January, 2017 7:09pm

By Sally Perry

IWSO Review: A concert can also be an event

The orchestra

By the time you reach the end of Jonathan's review of last Saturday's Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert, you'll be reaching for the phone to book tickets for the next one.

Wednesday, 25th January, 2017 3:57pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Pride announce committee and launch event

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Isle of Wight now has a formal committee and have planned a launch event for 10th February in Ryde. All are welcome to join the party and find out more about how they can help with the main event in July.

Thursday, 12th January, 2017 8:41am

By Matthew Bundy with 3 readers' comments

Founding member of Noah and the Whale to play intimate gig

Noah and the Whale,

Matt Owens from platinum-selling, indie-folk band, Noah and the Whale, will be playing an intimate show at the Ventnor Exchange next month. Book now before tickets sell out.

Thursday, 5th January, 2017 3:00pm

By Luke Joynes

Beat the post-Christmas blues with the Symphony Orchestra

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You'll need to hurry and book your tickets if you want to beat the post-Christmas blues with a concert by the Isle of Wight Symphony concert.

Wednesday, 4th January, 2017 11:24am

By Tim Isard

Bestival deserts the Isle of Wight for Dorset

Bestival crowd

The music festival has taken place at Robin Hill Country Park for the last 13 years, but in 2017 organisers plan to move to the site of Lulworth Castle in Dorset. The response has been very mixed.

Thursday, 15th December, 2016 7:55am

By Sally Perry with 40 readers' comments