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.

Jazzy Heath launches new pop single, Talk About Nothin

Jazzy heath album cover

'Talk About Nothin' is a happy-go-lucky pop love song, written in a beautiful meadow on a British summer day with the help of Jazzy's partner, experimental Japanese songwriter and producer, Koji Yamamoto.

Saturday, 20th April, 2019 10:07am

By Feature Writer

Book now for ‘Uzima in our Hands’ benefit concert

uzima in our hands

Go home with a spring in your step and a warm glow in your heart from this benefit concert raising money for orphans in Kenya.

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 5:52pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Gothic Circus Festival: Two days and nights of mind bending fun!

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This family-run Isle of Wight festival offers two days of fun, with family-friendly circus shows, workshops, live music, mechanical monsters, knights with flaming swords, an over 18s burlesque cabaret show and more! Book now to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 3:51pm

By Feature Writer

Don’t miss Record Store Day at Ventnor Exchange

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Get to the Exchange early to ensure you secure one of those limited edition RSD vinyl releases and hang around for the day to listen to live music from Island talent.

Friday, 12th April, 2019 10:56am

By Sally Perry

Opportunity for bands and artists to play at Isle of Wight Festival

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Wight Noize allows young musicians the opportunity to be involved in a professional music industry showcase and get constructive feedback from industry professionals. Find out how to take part.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 1:03pm

By Sally Perry

Platform One students to tour Holland: Isle of Wight warm-up gig this Thursday

platform one students playing live on stage

You can show your support for the Platform One degree students who are about to go on tour in Holland, by heading to Strings in Newport on Thursday for their warm-up gig.

Tuesday, 9th April, 2019 11:08am

By Dave Pontin

Book now for Symphony Orchestra concert


There are less than 60 tickets left for the May concert and less than 50 for the final concert in July.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 5:21pm

By Tim Isard

50 years on from Dylan’s ’69 show find Peace and Love at Isle of Wight Fest

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Festival-goers at this year's The Isle of Wight Festival are encouraged to don their finest ‘60s attire to experience the theme of Summer of ‘69 – Peace and Love.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 11:19am

By Lisa Birch

Bursaries awarded to talented young Isle of Wight musicians

Nathan Stubbings

Applications for financial help with buying instruments, paying for exams, or travelling to lessons, were invited from musicians aged between 11 and 18.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 2:49pm

By Judith Hunt

Join Goodvibes House Party and help raise money for youth project

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Fancy "having a giggle with friends and throwing some dodgy shapes on the dance floor to some top quality dance music whilst raising money for a youth project? Good Vibes is for you.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 2:28pm

By Ian Dore

Kindred Spirit, Uncle Rust and Doozer McDooze all play Ventnor Fringe

Kindred Spirits

The Isle of Wight Venue Campaign has a special treat for folk and rock lovers on Saturday 27th July at Ventnor Fringe Festival. Book now for Kindred Spirit, Uncle Rust and Doozer McDooze!

Saturday, 30th March, 2019 1:38pm

By Feature Writer

Review: Triumphant performance for latest Cantata Choir concert

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The latest Cantata Choir concert was thoroughly enjoyed by choir and audience. Read on for review of the concert.

Friday, 29th March, 2019 9:22am

By Heather Bentley