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.

Independent Arts launch online sessions to continue support for Isle of Wight communities

Hanna taking the music group session

Independent Arts will be running virtual Anxiety Cafe sessions via Zoom, and are planning to start virtual SingAbout next week and virtual DanceMakers sessions very soon

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 11:42am

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment

‘Kezi’s Kindness Isolation Has Talent’ closes midday tomorrow

little girl playing guitar on the street

Don't miss the chance for your children to take part in this virtual talent contest, with £65 worth of Amazon vouchers up for grabs

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 12:11pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Festival announces 2021 date

The audience at Isle of Wight Festival 2019

Last week organisers announced the Festival would not take place in 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak

Monday, 30th March, 2020 4:52pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd’s Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: From Russia With Love

March IWSO Concert by Allan Marsh

The next Symphony Orchestra concert is cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but you can read how last weekend's enthralled the audience

Sunday, 22nd March, 2020 10:57am

By Jonathan Dodd

Cancelled: Award-winning bluesman heading to Wolverton for the annual Folk and Blues Fair

Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair 2020

Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair offers top live music and great festival food, set against the backdrop of beautiful West Wight scenery

Thursday, 12th March, 2020 5:32pm

By Tim Hollis

Watch: Isle of Wight musician and artist, Paul Armfield, launches Crowdfunder for seventh album

paul armfield album

There are a number of great incentives as part of the Crowdfunder appeal for Paul Armfield's seventh album

Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 4:03pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe Festival announce their first confirmed acts for 2020


Ventnor Fringe Festival returns this July and brings with it a great variety of live music, comedy, theatre, fun for the kids and loads more. Check out the first round of announcements

Friday, 6th March, 2020 6:34pm

By Jack Whitewood

Major upgrade for Events OnTheWight listings site making it easier to find and publicise Isle of Wight events

New version of Events OnTheWight site launched

Our event listing site has had a huge upgrade and is bursting with upcoming events. Over the last decade it has remained Google’s highest-placed dedicated What’s on guide on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 6th March, 2020 4:51pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

One of most electrifying hip-hop artists to emerge from UK, Black Josh, coming to Ryde this April

Black Josh

Considered by many to be one of the most electrifying hip-hop artists to emerge from the UK, Black Josh heads across the Solent in April and will be joined by a whole host of hip hop artists and DJs

Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 4:57pm

By Sally Perry

Watch Paul Knight’s latest short film follows Isle of Wight folk band, Millicent’s Favourite

millicents favourite

Turn your speakers on, sit back for five minutes and enjoy this delightful short film from Paul Knights

Monday, 2nd March, 2020 7:13pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Symphony Orchestra brings Russia to the Isle of Wight

Viv the pianist

The Bohemian Caprice by Rachmaninov, pianist Viv Mclean performing first Piano Concerto by Tchaikovsky and Symphony No.1 by Balikirev all feature at the next concert

Tuesday, 25th February, 2020 4:20pm

By Sally Perry

Revamp Festival tickets selling well. Grab yours before they all go

revamp festival 2020 logo

Last year the event raised over £3,000 for Isle of Wight charities. Tickets are selling fast (£10 /£5) so grab yours now for a great day out this summer

Monday, 24th February, 2020 5:49pm

By Sally Perry