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Isn’t it incredible that there is a major festival on our doorstep hosting the likes of the iconic Fleetwood Mac and what is more, isn’t it incredible that young musicians resident on the island can get to play on the same stage? Well that is what Wight Noize is all about!The Wight Noize initiative was conceived by Platform One College of Music, who has continuously strived

The Wight Noize initiative was conceived by Platform One College of Music, who has continuously strived to develop opportunities for young bands resident on the island since 1999. Wight Noize is a mechanism to support all young musicians on the Island and not just students who study at the college. The initiative allows young musicians the opportunity to be involved in a professional music industry showcase and get constructive feedback from industry professionals.

The concept is far removed from the traditional ‘Battle of the Bands’ contests that exist around the UK. Platform One wants young musicians to be ambitious, to have aspirations, to become professionals and to realise how competitive the music industry is. Wight Noize has always been about this from day one.

“This is not a battle of the bands but an opportunity to take part in a professional showcase and get some constructive feedback on your band, your songs and your performance. Playing at the festival is a privilege and bands must work hard for this opportunity and take it seriously’.

David Pontin – Director, Platform One

Platform One College of Music has been involved in the festival since its rebirth in 2002. Opportunities for young musicians at the festival have evolved each year thanks to the commitment of John Giddings, who is one of the patrons of Platform One.

Solo, the organisers of the festival are seriously committed to supporting young musicians on the Island. It is important to note that they have no obligation to do so and many festivals neglect the local community – not the Isle of Wight Festival, thanks to Solo.

‘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.’

John Giddings, Managing Director, Solo (Isle of Wight Festival)

These unique opportunities for young musicians on the Island confirm the ongoing support of Solo, the festival organisers.

‘Solo is extremely supportive of the ethos and work of Platform One. It is an amazing opportunity for young musicians to be involved in such a prestigious and successful festival’

David Pontin – Director, Platform One


So if you want to get involved in Wight Noize 2016, here is how:


1. All acts must submit a demo containing two tracks only. This demo will be used to select acts of an acceptable standard of musicianship to perform at the Wight Noize music industry showcase

2. Selected acts must be able to perform at least a 30 minute set of original songs

3. All acts must be able to demonstrate that they actively promote themselves online

4. Musicians may only register and perform in one act as part of Wight Noize

5. All musicians must be resident on the Isle of Wight (proof of residence may be asked for)

6. All musicians must be aged 16 to 24 years old (proof of date of birth may be asked for)

7. The PA, back line amplifiers and drum kit will be supplied by Platform One for the showcase event

8. Final closing date for registrations is strictly Friday 29 April 2016 at 5.00pm

9. The Wight Noize music industry showcase will take place at Quay Arts, Newport on Saturday 07 May 2016 All artists/bands must be available between 10.00am and 4.00pm on this day.

Bands and artists are to complete and email this form with your demo MP3 to:

or alternatively


Bands and artists are to complete and post/deliver this form with your demo CD to:

Platform One, 48a Dodnor Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5XD

Platform One will confirm receipt of your entry by email


Download the registration form below:





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