All the young dudes join Isle of Wight Festival line up

  Need your Monday brightening up? Luckily, Isle of Wight Festival organisers have just revealed the line up's latest additions. Under the slogan “All of the young dudes”, the acts announced include chart names such as Catfish and the Bottlemen, Zara Larsson, Clean Bandit and The Vamps, who will be joining Run DMC, Bastille, George Ezra and David Guetta. The Strypes, The...

Introducing Bright Flame Music

LET'S be honest if you are going to get signed these days, you need a pretty hefty twitter following and fans of The Insta. A modern artist needs to be preened, polished and ready for success to have any chance of getting signed by a record label. Labels are looking for the finished article — musicians who are ready for their...

Seven Isle of Wight facts that will blow your mind with quite how run-of-the-mill they are

There are a lot of facts you could say about the Isle of Wight: It’s an island, it has dogs, Queen Victoria had a house here. "These are all boring facts. Give us something better!” we hear you cry. Firstly, calm down. Stop shouting. Secondly, here you are: Fans of etymology will be pleased to learn that “Wight” is a Middle...

Yoppul Challenge: Could you eat a deep fried Christmas Dinner?

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Track info below Today we launch the Yoppul Challenge and present you with the first of many different contests. This one features reporters James Woolven and Haydn Taylor. They were faced with a battered roast dinner, courtesy of Corries Cabin in Cowes. Who could finish first? Could either of them? See the video above. Corries' owner Richard Quigley will take on the next yoppul...

Christmas not for you? Here is a survival guide to get past the tinsel and tat

I believe it was Band Aid who once said: “It’s Christmas.” Powerful words. Words that make you think. It is Christmas. If you’re what the festive enthusiasts call a “Scrooge”, Christmas is an arduous slog that pushes your mind and body to breaking point for six weeks every year. You’re going to come up against some serious challenges, and you’re going to need...

Island Extreme pop up shop for Christmas

It sounds painful but a fractured leg might just have been the break an Island teenager needed to launch his own business. When scooter ace Blake Nash, 19, of Sandown, was forced to spend six weeks off work thanks to an injury, it was the perfect time to work on his business plan. "Last year I came fourth in the UK...

Blogging tips from an Isle of Wight woman who has dominated the fashion blog market with the hit website En Brogue

Ever read En Brogue for all those juicy flat shoe fashion tips? Well, the woman behind the blog hails from the Isle of Wight — Hannah Rochell. After starting her blog four years ago, the former Times journalist and InStyle fashion editor (read all about her illustrious career here) has just left InStyle to blog full time. Hannah's blog has gained fans...

Insta-success for Isle of Wight artist

IMAGINE being 18 and having 150,000 people check out your artwork — well that is exactly what happens for one Freshwater A Level student. Lily Ashton has been drawing seriously since the age of 13 and opened an instagram account two years ago to showcase her GCSE work. The Christ the King College student said: "When I hit 10,000 followers I...

Yoppul investigates – How young people are affected by Isle of Wight council cuts

There’s a very good chance that half of you reading this didn’t vote in the 2015 general election. In fact, the national turnout for 18-25 year-olds in 2015 was a miserly 43 percent. That’s approximately 4 million unused votes. With a government that’s holding onto power with a little under 2 million votes, it is obvious that your vote does matter....

AlexsLens video: A day in the life of a Bestival artist

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Not everyone gets to see what Bestival is like from an artist's perspective, but now, thanks to Alex Warren's video, we can all take a sneaky peek. Alex, known online as AlexsLens, teamed up with artist James Vickery, and documented his performance. Here's what 18-year-old videographer Alex had to say about it.... What can you tell us about this video? My video...