The all new Cabaret Club is the place to be, and seen to be, to enjoy a taste of the unusual, risqué fun, frivolity, music & dance and exquisite cocktails with a touch of theatre, of course, in sumptuous surroundings.
Be treated like a queen by a queen in the best possible taste. Table service by day for all those with the desire to be pampered by our glamorous over-the-top hostesses. Showcasing Comedy, Dance, The Cream Tease Burlesque Cabaret Show, Tim Burgess with his now renowned Tim Peaks Diner experience, Spoken Word, Quizzes, and one of the best Drag Acts out of London with The Globe Girls, and much, much more with lashings of fun. Then, as the dark approaches, get your dancing shoes on and finish the party in style with the best alternative music on site. The perfect festival 'experience'!
'The Bandstand' is back at the Isle of Wight Festival and once again will be run and programmed by Platform One College of Music. Platform One has been involved with the Festival since its rebirth in 2002 and specialises in the delivery of commercial music education on the Isle of Wight.
These opportunities for young musicians have evolved each year, something that Platform One director, David Pontin puts down to the personal commitment of Festival promoter John Giddings and his team at Solo, "John is determined to give back to the Isle of Wight by investing even more time, energy and, let's face facts, money to support our work with young, up-and-coming local bands. It is amazing to get The Bandstand concept back at the Festival. This dedicated stage will enable Platform One to showcase the incredible music talent of young people who live here on the Island".
Festival organisers, Solo have also committed to the opening mainstage slot on the Sunday for Platform One's Wight Noize initiative. Wight Noize will be launched again in February and aims to support young bands that are looking to establish a career in the music industry. David explained, "This is certainly not a Battle of the Bands. John has already committed to being on this year's industry panel and has promised to bring an industry figurehead as one of his personal guests."
Through Platform One, the Isle of Wight Festival has been able to do much to enrich the aspirations of young people on the Island, which goes beyond opportunities to perform. Students have also benefited from work placements, which have included artist liaison, runners, technical and stagehands. There are so many potential career paths within the music industry and Platform One has been instrumental in opening doors through its partnership with the Festival.
John Giddings responded, "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 our work with Platform One feels the right thing to do. They have integrity, are good at what they do and underline that it's the Isle of Wight Festival of music."
For more information about the work of Platform One or to find our how you could get involved visit www.platformone.org
THE INTOXICATED TEA ROOMS
Enjoy fabulous intoxicating cocktails served in vintage crockery, or a simple cup of tea or coffee with and yummy cakes and fresh lemonade in this vintage style tea rooms accompanied by DJ's playing retro beats and swing music. With everything from the fabulous 50's or swinging 60's including our own 'jive bunnies' and rock 'n' rollers entertaining the crowds and doing their thing on the dance floor this makes it definitely time for tea and the place for a perfect girlie break from the madness outside. A touch titillating and we're not sure the WI would approve!
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Enjoy a wander and escape to this beautiful woodland down by the river and discover a magical, eccentric place, enchanted with mystifying performances and captivating art. Sprawl on the ground rugs, swing in the hammocks and lose yourself in the setting of our new Bohemian Woods. The stage is set to host an eclectic mix of music from around the world played by some of the most talented musicians, the Bohemian Woods is the place to escape the hustle of the rest of the festival.
Musical styles to enjoy include gypsy swing, afrobeat, skiffle, bluegrass, acid jazz, dub, ska, funk, cumbia, brass and much much more. Big horn sections, sweet vocals and some incredbile dj talent await you in the Woods!
Cool refreshing unusual offerings from the bar make The Bohemian Woods the place for all free and creative kindred spirits. By day, saunter through the woods, take a seat and enjoy the sunshine on your face, by night plot your way through the paths and trees lit by glowing fireballs and lanterns. Lay back, look up and sigh - there's no better place!
The Bohemian Woods is..........what you want it to be!
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Life's a Beach
Bringing the great British seaside to a great British festival, the beach is the sunniest place to be...whatever the weather! With beach fun by day and beach parties by night with live bands, DJ's and some extra special performances to get you groovin'. If it's a true party vibe you're after then here it is. Don't forget your flip flops, best limbo dancing gear and get ready for fun in the sand and join the ultimate beach party with cooling cocktails, and pumping beats. A couple of surprise guests will grace our stage shack too - prepare to be amazed!
The grooviest venue on site. Filled with vintage sounds from some awesome DJ's on all original vintage vinyl with some of the best collections in the land and live bands playing the finest sixties, funk, soul, jazz, rock, r'n'b, motown and then add a mix of special guests covering so much more!
A living tribute to the 60's, a retro vibe, well-stocked bar, cool cocktails, shooters, pitchers and fun and friendly staff, will all take you back in time to pay homage to the days of the original festival and the soul of the 60's!
Feel like a VIP and spoil yourself at the most exclusive intimate venue at the festival! Sink into the sumptuous surroundings and enjoy a perfectly chilled glass or bottle of champagne, there's so many to choose from, or a perfect champagne cocktail in the elegant bar. Soak up the rays (there will be some this year) and lounge in the oppulent garden, watching the rest of the festival wander by. Delightfully decadent treats to enjoy accompanied by the sweet sounds of the singer songwriters and live acoustic acts on the small intimate stage taking you to another world. So get there quick, this is an intimate and very popular venue - and it's so ungainly to queue!
Bathing under the Sky
Another new experience is making a warm and welcome debut at the Isle of Wight Festival this year for those in search of luxurious pampering when you least expect it.
'Bathing under the Sky' will be offering the rare opportunity to spend some calming time in beautiful wooden hot tubs and a luxurious barrel sauna for the very first time at this year's festival.
Guests can enjoy a hot shower on arrival, relax in a wood-fired hot tub with a glass of sparkling wine (which is included in a spa ticket), then unwind in dry sauna; and lounge in the sun on cushioned day beds and deckchairs. The spa comes complete with hair grooming facilities (including hairdryers and straighteners). All visitors to the spa will receive a very useful gift too.
Tucked away in a private, but convenient and pretty corner of the site, next to the riverbank and a stone's throw from Life's a Beach, this is one festival experience that will relax, soothe and refresh and get you ready for the perfect day filled with great music, food and friends and not forgetting a drink or two!
Capacity is strictly limited so advance booking is highly recommended.
Quay Arts is delighted to confirm that it will again be presenting its popular music stage, Kashmir Café, at the Isle of Wight festival 2013!
Kashmir Café has Isle of Wight excellence at its core. Delivered by Quay Arts, the Island's leading arts organisation, Kashmir presents a programmed stage of original music and performance with a bar serving award-winning Isle of Wight brewed real ale, all housed in a beautiful traditional marquee.
Kashmir creates opportunities and is an important source of private sector funding which Quay Arts maximises to benefit the creative community of the Isle of Wight throughout the year. Nathan Thomas, a member of Quay Arts' board of trustees, says, "Kashmir Café provides Quay Arts the perfect opportunity to showcase what it does best whilst simultaneously raising funds to keep its activity going throughout the year. Presenting Kashmir Café over the last few years has really informed the way we work, focusing energy on nurturing the considerable talent that exists locally."
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Weatherkings, Kashmir Café 2012
Photo by Lucy Boynton
The Strongbow Garden
Strongbow are back this year with a new summer hat on! Step into the Strongbow Garden and step up to the party! Featuring the most eclectic mix of music on site including established greats like James Walsh and Judie Tzuke, new up-and-comings Loveable Rogues and The Parlour Flames, moving on to Xtreme Vertigo & Club de Fromage DJs by night; bringing a whole new meaning to 'The Garden Party' with special guest appearances to add that 'element of surprise'.
By day, relax and enjoy a crisp refreshing Strongbow and laze in the garden and let the scorching talent entertain. By night, let the archer work his magic, as the tempo ramps up, the lights go down and the guest DJs spin out the biggest cheese and anthemic tunes guaranteed to get you singin', shoutin' and dancin'. As Robbie would say ' let me entertain you' there's no reason to leave!