Island promoter reaches new heights with Spinnaker Tower silent disco

AN ISLAND promoter has reached new heights after hosting a silent disco at the top of the Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. The sold out event was organised by University of Portsmouth student 21 year old Josh Peverley, who started planning events when he was 13. The disco, held on February 17, was the second of it's kind, after last year's...

It’s official — Yates Isle of Wight is the most ‘tragic’ club in the country

Try to contain your tears, Yates Isle of Wight has been crowned the most tragic hometown club in the country — according to student website The Tab. The 'club' grabbed the title with 2,107 votes, beating other ‘simultaneously awful and amazing’ venues such as Tramps in Worcester and Acapulco in Halifax. Responsible for the nomination was University of Portsmouth journalism student...

Is Yates Isle of Wight the most tragic hometown club in the UK?

Yates in Newport is in the running to be crowned the UK's most tragic club, thanks to student website The Tab. The 'simultaneously awful and amazing' clubs have been nominated by UK students for a public vote, with 200 word justifications explaining why they're so terrible — and Yates is currently in the lead. Responsible for the nomination is Patsie Gorman,...

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...