Live Music on the Isle of Wight 2015
Isle of Wight Blog by Ben Farrelly
The music scene on the Isle of Wight has always brought significant pride to the locals, as well as the famed festivals that have stacked up the big names of rock, folk and pop over the years, the local talent has also made its impact. From the various tiny fishermen’s pubs to the hotels, theatres, parks, venues and fields during the summer months, it is almost impossible to not stumble across some form of ear candy of some type.
Back in the day the fishermen would sing their shanties in the local pubs next to an open fire with a local ale perched temptingly in front of them, this is a tradition that we can happily say has not gone away. On the flipside of that coin, huge rock stars such as The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam and many, many more played to thousands upon thousands of people at the Isle of Wight Music Festival.
Here are some notable bands from the island.
Level 42 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt7mtdLha-c
The Bees (A.K.A A Band of Bees) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq7ASMbOpmo (Preview)
Get Shakes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLQbGpARwk4 (Preview)
The Operators https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grBS6KRYZgM (Preview)
Jackson Analougue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeLF21l-O-E
The coming of the 2015 summer isn’t just about the Isle of Wight Festival; there is a lot in store for the visitors to the island as well as the residents, here is a list of notable dates:
Friday 1st May Isle of Arts Festival
Saturday 16th May Wolverton Blues and Folk Fair
Thursday 11th June Isle of Wight Festival
Sunday 19th July V Dub Festival
Saturday 8th August Jack up the 80’s
Tuesday 11 August Ventnor Fringe Festival
Thursday 10th September Bestival
If you are heading over to one of our great island events and need accommodation take a look at our Isle of Wight Holiday Offers.