ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL: Do you want to play at The Isle Of Wight Festival?

Do you want to play at the Isle of Wight Festival this summer? The line-up for the Isle of Wight Festival this year includes Kings of Leon, Biffy Clyro and Red Hot Chilli Peppers! Would you like the chance to join them and perform at the Isle of Wight Festival?


Walkabout have teamed up with the Isle of Wight Festival and Future Music to run a Road to The Isle of Wight Festival Competition for musicians of all types to win a slot on this year’s Isle of Wight Festival which takes place on 12th-15th June. The Isle of Wight Festival competition is supported by Jack Daniels, so the winner will not only get a slot at the Isle of Wight Festival but they will also receive £500 expenses covered and lots of Jack Daniels goodies including limited edition Jack Daniels Guitars!


The Isle of Wight Festival competition runs nationally through May at every Walkabout venue, with the Grand Final taking place in London at Temple on Sunday 8th June to decide the winning act. Last year’s winning act FELLA came from Reading and performed on the Rising Stage.


For more information and to enter please email your name, number and closest Walkabout venue to You can find all the Walkabout venues here.


Find more information about the Isle of Wight Festival Competition here.



The Lowriders EP: Tracks from feature film ‘I Am Soldier’

Movie inspired EP release Out Now – Click here to buy

Based in Essex, The Lowriders are a four piece who are just starting to make a name for themselves in certain circles. In fact, their reputation as an up and coming band led directly to this, their latest release.

I-am-Soldier-March-17-1024x1024Recently released on DVD, ‘I Am Soldier’ is a military film put together by writer-director Ronnie Thompson. On the lookout for a band to soundtrack his new movie, he came across The Lowriders and commissioned them to put together some tracks to back the film – hence this new EP of the same name.

The songs were written after reading early script drafts, and contain a gritty brand of indie. In fact, the press release sums it up best:

“The result is a recognisably British, unpretentious hit of 21st Century Rock’n’Roll, bearing comparisons to acts as diverse as Kasabian, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Who.”

‘I Am Soldier’ – both the movie and the soundtrack – is out now.