Platform One College of Music have been invited to host their very own stage at this year’s Jack Up The 80s.

Following on from their success at the recent Isle of Wight Festival, the Platform One students are more than ready for action.

This new stage will host a range of music from acoustic acts, tribute acts and original bands. The focus will very much be on young Island artists. Students have been working hard to develop a number of high-quality tribute bands including the likes of Ed Sheeran, Nivana, Adele, Bruno Mars, Fleetwood Mac and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

The stage will also feature several emerging bands currently making a name for themselves on the Isle of Wight music scene.

David Pontin, Director of Platform One said:

“We are delighted to be asked to programme a bespoke Platform One Stage at Jack Up the 80s. We are always looking at new opportunities for young musicians, artists and bands and this is yet another significant chance for young people to showcase their talent – it is a privilege to be involved”.

The Platform One stage will be located in the brand-new Chill Out area at Jack Up The 80’s all new venue, Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde. The intention is to offer somewhere to relax beside the white picket fences in the open countryside, enjoy the natural shade of the hedgerows whilst listening to new musical talent.

Event organisers said:

“The Chill Out area offers a little bit more choice for those who would like it whilst enabling Jack Up The 80s to slowly grow and continue moving forward. As well as bringing audiences fantastic music from household names and chart acts we are keen to both support and celebrate home-grown Island talent”.

Wave 105 will be hosting a specially themed cocktail bar in the same location plus there will be kids rides and inflatables, Vintage Island Amusements, catering and refreshments as well
as the return of the incredibly popular festival farm!

Jack Up The 80s is a 2-day retro pop festival in its fifth year and provides a family weekend of musical entertainment from household chart names, food, attractions, kids arts and crafts and stalls.

Tickets start from just £38 and can be purchased from

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