Visit Isle of Wight (VIOW) is now promoting the 3rd annual Acoustic Isle music festival, taking place February 24th to March 6th 2016.

Venues who have planned live entertainment during the promotional period are now invited to let VIOW know so that the Tourist Board can publicise locations and artists.   There is no cost to be featured in the promotion.

The Acoustic Isle campaign was founded by Visit Isle of Wight to grow the early-season visitor economy.    The festival focuses on places to stay and eat, the unique peaceful atmosphere of the Island at that time and its thriving live music scene.

Since it started in 2014, Acoustic Isle has featured hundreds of performances given by Island musicians who come together under the Acoustic Isle banner with a series of intimate gigs in Island pubs, bars, cafes, restaurants, hotels and attractions.

From folk to funk, blues to jazz, the Acoustic Isle line-up features a blend of emerging artists and current performers with a mix of free and ticketed shows all over the Island for a twelve day festival experience.

David Thornton, CEO, Visit Isle of Wight said: “There’s so much to see and do on the Island at this time of the year, from wonderful walks and cycle rides to great attractions and eating out at fabulous restaurants and pubs – and then in the evening enjoy fantastic live acoustic acts and artists who come together and perform in our Acoustic Isle season.”

The campaign to encourage visitors to travel to the Isle of Wight and enjoy a tranquil break in early spring will be promoted on VIOW’s award-winning website, in a social media campaign and in a gig guide listing all the venues and artists performing.

Submissions are accepted online  from venues hosting ‘Acoustic Isle’ music events of all types.  VIOW are also by keen to know about any accommodation offers and special deals running at this time.   Please e-mail

An Acoustic Isle industry toolkit providing a range of resources to support the campaign is available


For further information, please contact:   Sue Emmerson, Press Officer, Tel: 01983 521555 ext 29, 07766 705672, E-mail: Notes to Editors Working in partnership with Visit England, Visit Isle of Wight Ltd (VIOW) is responsible for developing tourism and attracting more visitors to the Isle of Wight.   As well as the consumer website the DMO also operates a small industry website containing recent research and tourism news along with links to Visit England reports and opportunities Get social media updates from Visit Isle of Wight.   Go to,,,,