Platform One Stage at the Isle of Wight Festival

Platform One College of Music have had a close working relationship with the Isle of Wight Festival since its resurrection in 2002.

The Platform One Stage, which can be found in Electric Lady Land, is programmed and run by Platform One College of Music. This is the Isle of Wight’s very own independent, not for profit Music College. This unique stage highlights the wealth of talent that exists on such a small, yet musically vibrant Island.

The stage will feature forty eight acts over the duration of the festival. Music from acoustic tunes through to full on metal bands, with everything in between. There will certainly be something for everyone. This is certainly the place to listen to some high quality original music.

It really is amazing that such an iconic festival is so supportive of nurturing new talent. John Giddings, the man behind the Isle of Wight Festival, has been an active patron of Platform One since 2004. He said, “Platform One do an amazing job in nurturing talent and helping their students learn about the music business. We are proud to be able to help them in any way possible”.

The Platform One Stage is also open on Thursday night for all those festival campers. Look out for the seriously talented band Signals who will be headlining the stage at 22:10. They are not to bemissed.

Platform One run full time courses from Level 1 through to a BA (Hons) Commercial Music, which is run in partnership with University of Chichester. If you are serious about studying music or want more information then contact Platform One – 01983 537550 or visit

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