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 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

Review: A night of decadence with the Gothic Circus

Gothic Circus by Roger Lowe

The Gothic Circus Big Top promised a feast for the senses on Friday 13th, with an array of jugglers, aerial hoops, sideshows, fire performers and freak show acts performing alongside the bands and burlesque stars.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 2:58pm

By Rachel Rocks

Want to play at Isle of Wight Festival? Wight Noize comp returns

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Wight Noize is an initiative that offers young Island musicians the opportunity to be involved in a professional music industry showcase and get constructive feedback from industry professionals.

Friday, 6th April, 2018 5:39pm

By Dave Pontin

Music degree students get taste of being on tour

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This will be the twelfth year Platform One students have taken to the road in order to experience what it is like to go on a professional European tour.

Friday, 6th April, 2018 12:34pm

By Dave Pontin

Isle of Wight Festival tickets up for grabs for good local causes

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Twenty pairs of Isle of Wight Festival tickets are available for local charities or community organisations for helping to raise awareness and money for good causes.

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 11:41am

By Dulcie MacKechnie

A bank holiday weekend bursting at the seams

Giblin, Grimshaw and Tweed

Whatever you are up to this weekend, why not try to fit a visit to our favourite arts centre in. There is so much going on, it's hard to turn it down.

Thursday, 29th March, 2018 7:51pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Musicians Against Homelessness gigs coming to Isle of Wight, supporting Bus Shelter

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Are you an Isle of Wight musician? Musicians Against Homelessness are looking to launch a series of gigs on the Island to support the Bus Shelter - Come, chip in and get involved.

Tuesday, 27th March, 2018 12:58pm

By Sally Perry

Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair returns for an eighth year to Shorwell

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The successful sell-out Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair returns for an eight year to the stunning grounds of Wolverton Manor, Shorwell.

Monday, 26th March, 2018 11:55am

By Tim Hollis with one comment

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Gorgeous Grieg

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Find out why Jonathan Dodd enjoyed last weekend's Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert and why he's looking forward to the next one.

Friday, 23rd March, 2018 5:19pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Foo Fighters tribute act rock Newport

something for nothing

Something From Nothing offer the full caboodle, music, vocals, lights and smoke to give the full Foo Fighters experience. Rachel Rocks shares her latest review.

Friday, 23rd March, 2018 3:51pm

By Rachel Rocks

Isle of Wight Festival 2018: More acts added to the bill

T.Rextasy Danielz

Festival HQ announce more acts for the 50th anniversary of the first ever Isle of Isle of Wight with T.Rextasy, Travis, The Wombats, Rak-Su, Sigrid, Hot Dub Time Machine and The Pretty Things being added to the bill.

Wednesday, 21st March, 2018 8:38pm

By Sally Perry

March of the Mods 2018: Full day of Mod fun in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

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March of the Mods returns to Ryde on Good Friday, 30th March, for a full day of live bands and DJs in several venues across Ryde.

Wednesday, 21st March, 2018 3:56pm

By Steve Robson