The inaugural Isle of Wight Reggae Festival held last Saturday was hailed a roaring success, and there are plans to bring it back for 2025. 

The festival, held at the Three Rivers Wellbeing Centre in Porchfield, attracted acts including The Ohmz, Azadi, Lee-Lee, Don Smivvy, Levi Collins, Leaf and more.

Hundreds of festival goers danced to the beats in the often-scorching sunshine.

Curated by friends Dan Anderson and Ben Mullen, the festival started as an idea around a year ago, and both were over the moon to see it come to fruition.

Isle of Wight County Press: Enjoying the beatsEnjoying the beats (Image: Tobias Brown Photography)

Dan said, “I think everything went well and there was such a friendly vibe, it was a positive and community led festival where everyone came together, the team, the artists and especially the crowd, to make it such a magical day in the sunshine.”

Ben said: “One of the biggest desires when planning this event was to create a family friendly environment that’s based around community - unity and positivity, we wanted our festival to be affordable for all backgrounds, and to give a chance for local artist to express their creativity.

"The energy was beautiful out on the fields and one that we as a team will cherish forever.”

Dan added: “We’re definitely doing it again, we’ve already got some acts lined up and plans to improve for next year and we may do other events at the centre, so keep an eye out for those too.”

The Three Rivers Wellbeing Centre was established to help people with their mental and physical health, and often run workshops around breath work, grounding, and meditation.Isle of Wight County Press: The Ohmz II The Ohmz II (Image: Tobias Brown Photography)