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.

Outstanding results for Platform One students

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Ahead of A-Level results day, students at Platform One College of Music find out their results and for the 18th year students have achieved outstanding results.

Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 3:15pm

By Dave Pontin

Ventnor Fringe Festival: Moves to new dates for 2019


The new dates will ensure that Ventnor Fringe Festival does not clash with any other festivals taking place at the same time and will mean that performers going to Edinburgh can preview their shows on the Island beforehand.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 5:07pm

By Sally Perry

Bully Bones, Isle of Wight band, features on O’Neill surfing video

Jordy Smith - Beyond the Tour - ONeill

Isle of Wight garage punk band, Bully Bones, have had an old track of their used in a new video by surf brand, O'Neill. Watch that and the band's latest music video.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 12:02pm

By Sally Perry

Vectian present a unique Island sound at charity concert

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This charity concert in aid of the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary will be the only chance to hear Vectian perform live this summer.

Monday, 13th August, 2018 5:56pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe Festival 2018: A peek at what not to miss and more

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Enrich your soul this week and head to Ventnor for the Fringe Festival for a week of theatre, live music, comedy, talks, art workshops, exhibitions and more - you won't be disappointed. There's so much to see and do, you'll never want to leave.

Sunday, 5th August, 2018 9:25am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra announces new season’s programmes

Peter Moore

Season tickets for the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra are on sale now. Secure your seat for the season before tickets go on general release.

Friday, 3rd August, 2018 2:54pm

By Tim Isard with 3 readers' comments

Stellar Portal: Opening Ventnor Fringe, evening of songs, words, sounds

Alessi's Ark

To launch the opening night of this year's Ventnor Fringe Festival, Alessi will be joined by Charlotte Carpenter, Aaron Ross and Solomon Adams to create Stellar Portal, an evening of songs, words, sounds and collaboration - at a secret venue! Book now to avoid disappointment.

Friday, 27th July, 2018 5:33pm

By Feature Writer

Camerata Choir form unique partnership with City of London Choir

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End your working week with some culture! This exciting partnership is sure to be popular, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 25th July, 2018 6:16pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe 2018: What will you discover?

Ventnor Carnival Tobias Penner

The Ventnor Fringe Festival is undoubtedly one of our favourite festivals of the year. Set in a wide variety of unusual venues across this creative and quirky town there are 70 shows to choose from this year. Providing something for everyone!

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 6:59pm

By Jack Whitewood

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Too Hot to Handel

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Jonathan shares his review of the last Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the season. Find out why he went home happy and filled with wonder.

Sunday, 8th July, 2018 1:18pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Rosalie Deighton and Edwina Hayes with support by Kindred Spirit duo at Ventnor Fringe

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Get ready for a sublime evening packed full of acoustic live folk from Rosalie Deighton and Edwina Hayes with support by Elaine Samuels and Martin Ash from prog rock folk band Kindred Spirit.

Thursday, 5th July, 2018 2:58pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight Scooter Rally welcomes world-class line-up for 2018

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Another bunch of top quality Mod, Soul and R&B acts have been booked to play live at the world-famous Isle of Wight Scooter Rally over the August bank holiday weekend in Ryde.

Wednesday, 4th July, 2018 8:23pm

By Feature Writer