Mon. May 16th, 2022

Isle of Wight Observer News

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Could you play at the Isle of Wight Festival?

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Platform One College of Music will be giving a young Island band, artist or musician the opportunity to play on the main stage at the iconic Isle of Wight Music Festival on June 19.

Since 1999, Platform One College of Music has worked to develop opportunities for their students and others wanting to take their next steps in the music industry. Wight Noize, the organisation set up by the college to support all young Island musicians, will this year choose either an individual artist or band to perform their original music at this major global music festival. They are now inviting submissions from young Islanders aged between 16 and 24.

Platform One director, David Pontin, said: “We are excited to see the return of the live music showcase for the short-listed winners this year.

“Short-listed artists and bands will be invited to play a live showcase at Strings Bar & Venue on Saturday, May 14 to a panel of industry guests. One artist or band will then be selected to open the Sunday of this year’s festival on the main stage, with the runners-up offered a performance slot on the Platform One Stage in the main arena. This is such a unique opportunity for Island bands to get involved with, and we are excited to see what new music the 2022 Wight Noize applications bring us.”

John Giddings, MD of Solo, the company which organises and runs the festival, added: “I am very proud to be a patron of Platform One. I think they do an incredible job of preparing young musicians for the reality of the music industry. I like helping people and my work with Platform One feels the right thing to do – they have integrity, and they are good at what they do.”

You can find full details of the opportunity and the application form at platformone.org.