Fringe Top Tips: Music Picks

Fringe Top Tips: Music Picks

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With so much choice it can be difficult to decide what to see! To help, Sam from Ventnor Exchange has picked out a few musical acts for when you want to get your groove on!

Earspeeled are back for the second year running after their sold out success last year with their Day at the Fringe show: a day festival within a festival! Headlined by Coventry based alt/indie band FEET, and featuring Fizzy Orange and Grandma’s House (both of which have graced the stage at Strings Bar & Venue), as well as Island favourites The Optimists, Froglands PK, and so many more. This isn’t one to be missed! – Saturday 22nd July 2pm-11pm at the Big Top (TICKETS)

BC Camplight

Following the release of his sixth studio album, The Last Rotation of Earth (available instore at the Ventnor Exchange or online on our website!), Philadelphian indie rocker BC Camplight makes his debut performance on the Island. With support from pianist, rapper, and Ventnor native Jay Eatwell after his breakout performance on Channel 4’s The Piano, this will be a Saturday night to remember! – Saturday 29th July 8pm-11pm at the Big Top (TICKETS)


Gengahr, purveyors of some of indie’s catchiest earworms, will arrive at the Big Top with one goal in mind: to get you dancing! Following the recent release of their fourth studio album Red Sun Titans (available instore at the Ventnor Exchange or online on our website!), this gig is for fans of upbeat, trippy indie pop/rock, à la Alt-J, Foals, or Bombay Bicycle Club. – Friday 28th July 8pm-11pm at the Big Top (TICKETS)

The Aretha Franklin Story

Brought to you by British R&B/soul vocalist Cleopatra Higgins, The Aretha Franklin Story will take you on a high energy journey through the life and career of one of the biggest voices in the history of popular music. After sell out shows at Edinburgh Fringe four years running, as well as similar runs at Adelaide and Brighton Fringe, show some R.E.S.P.E.C.T. and don’t miss out!

Friday 28th July, Saturday 29th July, & Sunday 30th July 3pm-5pm at the Big Top (TICKETS)

The Cat Skellington Quartet

Take as close to an authentic trip back to 1920s France as you can get without a time machine with Isle of Wight gypsy jazz wonders The Cat Skellington Quartet as they dazzle you with a mix of classic Django Reinhardt/Stéphane Grappelli repertoire as well as a selection of early American jazz rarities. The beautiful setting of St. Catherine’s Church will allow you to fully appreciate the incredible musicianship on display here as you are immersed in the delicate sounds of acoustic instruments played at an extremely high level.

Saturday 29th July 7:30-9pm at St. Catherine’s Church (TICKETS)