Set in the grounds of the breathtaking Osborne House, the three-storey royal seaside villa overlooking the Solent will open to the public and will play host to a two night concert that sees British pop sensation Steps on stage on the 28 July. Dust off your dance moves as Steps is back! After a break of 10 years, the multimillion selling pop band have reunited and will be bringing their household catchy lyrics and dance routines to the Isle of Wight. Singles such as “5,6,7,8”, “Tragedy”, “One for Sorrow” and “Deeper Shade of Blue” will take fans down memory lane and show just how Steptacular they really are! John Giddings, organiser of Osborne House Summer Concerts and the Isle Of Wight Festival, is thrilled to have teamed up again with Green Eye Events, Riverside Productions and English Heritage to put on this unique weekend.
"We are proud to continue the tradition of bringing great artists to the grounds of Osborne House, Queen Victoria would be proud of us…."
The stunning 19th century English Heritage location of Osborne House, set in 1000 acres of lush greenery, has proved to be a fantastic setting for the last four years. English Heritage is once again delighted to be hosts. Tickets on sale now, visit www.osbornesummerconcerts.com (Tickets may be subject to a booking fee).
Unfortunately, Tom Jones has been forced to cancel his appearance on Sunday 29 July due to ill health.
There are probably as many reasons why people deliver copies of the Isle of Wight Beacon as there are people who deliver. This month we’ve been speaking to one of our East Cowes deliverers to find out why she gets involved.
The scene is set at Robin Hill Country Park ahead of Bestival, which promises a huge range of acts throughout the weekend of 6 – 9 September.
The Duke of Edinburgh was presented with a bottle of specially produced local ale when visiting the Isle of Wight for the second time this summer.
The official charity partner of Cowes Week 2012 is hoping their shore-side fundraising activities are just as successful as their on the water racing.
A full programme of activities has been announced for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, which takes place between 11 and 18 August 2012.
The Independent Lifeboat Lotto has made £36,000 for the units at Ryde, Freshwater and Sandown in its first year.
Early crime figures reveal fewer arrests at the Isle of Wight Festival compared to last year. …continue
A new dinosaur experience has been launched today, in a move to attract visitors from all over Britain to the Isle of Wight. …continue
Promoter John Giddings signs up as a member of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust during his Isle of Wight Festival. …continue
The Met Office is warning of heavy rain over parts of the Isle of Wight tomorrow. …continue
The Conservative Party and Island MP Andrew Turner are asking Islanders to ‘co-sponsor’ a draft law to bring in a national referendum on the EU. …continue
Two West Wight charities have received a share of £30,000, thanks to Co-op shoppers. …continue