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.

Latest music video by Alessi’s Ark shot on the Undercliff

alessis ark

This music video by Alessi's Ark takes you on a delightful sun-dappled journey through the Ventnor Undercliff and down to St Catherine's Lighthouse.

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 10:32am

By Sally Perry

Share your 1968 Isle of Wight Festival memories

jefferson airplane

Did you go to the first Isle of Wight Festival in Godshill in 1968? Share your memories of the Festival with organisers of the current Isle of Wight Festival and you could be rewarded.

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 1:31pm

By Dulcie MacKechnie

IWSO Review: Epic Elgar

Charlie Lovell-Jones

The weather may have been horrendous on the night of the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, but the music was anything but, as Jonathan Dodd explains in his latest concert review.

Monday, 29th January, 2018 4:57pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Isle of Wight Festival launch 2018 ‘New Blood’ band competition

Isle of wight festival

The Isle of Wight Festival 2018 launches their competition for new acts to perform at this year’s festival.

Friday, 12th January, 2018 5:47pm

By Dulcie MacKechnie

Twitter boost for Isle of Wight CHAMPS


Boom! Isle of Wight band gets a Twitter boost from comedian, actor and writer, Robin Ince, over the weekend. Bringing with it a chance to check out some of their great tracks and videos.

Monday, 11th December, 2017 12:57pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Festival 2018: Van Morrison, The Killers, Kasabian and more


John Giddings said this is a special year as it celebrates 50 years since the festival’s first incarnation and they'll be celebrating with returning artists as well as some appearing for the first time.

Monday, 4th December, 2017 5:10pm

By Dulcie MacKechnie

Isle of Wight singer and dancer features in latest Chicane track

Hannah Robinson in chicane video

An Island singer and dancer features on lead vocals and headlines video for electronica producer's latest track.

Thursday, 30th November, 2017 5:08pm

By Sally Perry

IWSO Review: Rousing Russians

russian iow symphony orchestra - allan marsh

The first Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the season took place last weekend and according to Jonathan Dodd it was a cracker! Read on to find out why.

Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 4:49pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Don’t miss the Isle of Wight Harp Festival


There is a fantastic range of harp related events taking place today (Friday) and over the next three days on the Isle of Wight. See the events listings for full details and make sure you don't miss out.

Friday, 20th October, 2017 6:17pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the Kathkali performance this Sunday


Unforgettable Kathakali performances by top international performers, superb singers, rhythmic drummers and highly skilled make-up artists. Don't miss it.

Friday, 29th September, 2017 1:29pm

By Tayla Smith

Quay Arts is ‘the’ place to be this Friday night

quay arts on friday night

There's something for everyone at Quay Arts tonight (Friday). Two exhibition openings, live music from an incredibly talented folk/classical guitarist and the LBGT+ meet-up.

Friday, 29th September, 2017 10:01am

By Sally Perry

Shimmering Musicians: Clean Bandit skater launches new exhibition

nick martin and shimmering artists

Nick Martin’s exhibition ‘Shimmering Musicians’ opens this Friday, 29th September at Quay Arts. All are welcome to the preview event between 6-8pm.

Wednesday, 27th September, 2017 11:20am

By Nick Martin