MUSIC SOME of the Island’s top bands will play a charity Christmas party in aid of The Samaritans.
The Essential IW Winter Warmer event will be held at Northwood House, Cowes, next Friday, December 14.
The line-up includes electro rockers Golden Strands, indie four-piece Signals and Goodbye Stereo, tipped by Bestival curator Rob da Bank as ones to watch, plus top DJ Tom Headfunk.
Tim Charlton, one of the event organisers, said: "Everyone is welcome to what promises to be a really special night and the chance to have a great time, get Christmassy and merry and support local music and a very worthwhile cause."
The gig will be filmed and recorded by the Solent University media and outside broadcast team, who regularly film music festivals such as Glastonbury and Glade, as well as local events.
Tickets for the Winter Warmer are available from Quay Arts by calling 01983 822490 or visiting www.quayarts.org