Checking out the club scene this week with Sam Cherry
The big music eventÂ this weekend is of course the Isle of Wight Festival which is celebratingÂ its 50th anniversary.
Over the past 50 years many festivals have been and gone,Â but Isle of Wight has managed to keep on top and still presents varied line-ups to suit all styles. Headliners this yearÂ includeÂ The Wombats, Kasabian, Depeche Mode, Liam Gallagher, The Killers, Travis, and for the dance music crowd, Chase and Status, and Hacienda Classical. ItÂ started yesterday and ends Sunday, but day tickets are still available atÂ isleofwightfestival.com
Back on this side of The Solent, FridayÂ at Przym, Edinburgh Road, DaleÂ Afro Latin Entertainment will host the Shaky Shaky Latin Mix.
The party will feature DJ JuniorÂ and DJ Daniel spinning a whole night of current and classic Latin hits in the Curve room. It runs from 10pm until 3am and ticketsÂ cost Â£7 in advance or Â£10 on the door. More at facebook.com.
During the day onÂ Saturday, Beats and Swing take over at The Southsea Bandstand, presenting a mixture of folk and indie including The Day of Rabblement, Ismael Clark and the eclectic DJ,Â Prince Brandon. The Bandstand is a great excuse to catch some sun while listening to exciting live music andÂ those with families canÂ bring their kids along too. It runs from 1pm until 4pm and is completely free. Check outÂ facebook.com.
Meanwhile over at Lord John Russell on Albert Road, Filtered SoulÂ present The Kindergarten Sessions; an evening dedicated to a fine selection of soul, funk and disco house music! The resident DJs are Nicky K, Moses and Distrikt, and itÂ runs from 8pm until 1am,Â more at facebook.com.
However if pop-punk is more your bag, District will host their EmoÂ Disney Party at The Wedgewood Rooms on Albert Road from 10pm until 3am. There will beÂ awesome alternative pop and punk in room oneÂ while room twoÂ will host indie and grunge bangers. Expect awesome prize giveaways as usual, covers of popular Disney songs and alternative looks to some of your favourite Disney characters! Entry will cost Â£3, or Â£5 on the door with more details at facebook.com.