Classic Isle

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    Classic Isle has been created by a team of classical music enthusiasts committed to bringing classical music acts of the highest quality to the Isle of Wight whilst also developing new talent and reaching new audiences.  Now in its third year, the event has moved to its new home, Barton Manor.   

    Classic Isle will take place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2017 with a line-up of diverse classical talent playing from 4pm until 10pm on both days.  Gates will open at 3pm for ticket holders to gain access and settle themselves on the lawn.  Both evenings will close with fireworks.

    The atmosphere is relaxed and intimate, as numbers are limited, allowing performers to really connect with the audience.  There is no dress code, but guests like to dress up for Classic Isle.  Hampers, rugs, low seating are encouraged, and it is this quintessentially English atmosphere combined with high quality acts which have generated a loyal following.
    This year, we are delighted to announce the Royal Marines Association Concert Band to close the Saturday night with a brilliant “Last Night of the Proms” style playlist.  Led by island-based conductor, Major General Tony Smallwood, the band will be supported by the soulful Medina Community Choir.  Sunday will also enjoy a spectacular finish, with the Irish soprano Margaret Keys, a favourite of past Classic Isle festivals playing a broad repertoire that transcends musicals, opera and classic arias.  New acts include the very talented and engaging Lizzie Ball on the violin, together with acoustic guitarist Morgan Szymanski on the Sunday. Katie Marshall, Michael Christian Durrant and the Bingham String Quartet are now also confirmed.

    Barton Manor is a Jacobean manor house and a former royal estate, owned by Queen Victoria and then King Edward VII.  The listed private home and its gardens, only open to the public on six days per year, make for a magical backdrop to the event.  Set within the AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) guests can enjoy the beautiful borders, boating lake and historic parkland.  There is ample parking as well as a bus stop on the main road servicing Newport, East Cowes and Ryde.

    There are two types of tickets available to purchase via this website:
    • Lawn ticket (£35) - front of stage and under the sky, bring a rug, low seats and a hamper
    • VIP ticket (£50) – limited number of comfy seating in a covered and heated marquee, very close to the stage.  A glass of prosecco on arrival and a wait on service for your drinks.

    All tickets will be sent out by email.  Please print and bring with you on the day.

    Food and Drink
    Picnics are welcome and there will also be delicious, freshly prepared food on-site by NOMAD for you to purchase, there will be a bar selling a selection of wines, beers and non-alcoholic drinks.

    Please join us this summer for a truly memorable experience.

  • Terms & Conditions

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    Please Note: No refunds given on tickets unless the event is cancelled.
    • Normally no exchange of tickets is permitted but where it may be possible there will be a charge of £4 per ticket. Original tickets must be returned at time of exchange.
    • Lost tickets are subject to a charge of £4 per ticket.
    • Refunds may be given at the discretion of the management or promoting agent.
    • Please ensure when purchasing tickets you have the correct Date and Time selected before completing the transaction. 
    • There is no charge on and order to post tickets to you, however Classic Isle cannot accept any responsibility for tickets lost in the post.
    • Postal bookings may be paid by cheque made payable to "ClassicIsle " (Do not send cash) Please enclose an SAE if you would like your tickets posted.
    • Ticket booking or issues - 07972 145 254


    The Management reserves the right to:

    a) Refuse admission of the ticket holder to the premises.

    b) Refuse entry of and use on the premises of any camera or any form of audio or visual recording equipment.

    c) Request the ticket holder to leave the premises and to take any appropriate measure to enforce such request.

    d) Delay latecomers until a suitable break or interval in the performance/event. Re-admission is not normally permitted during a performance.

    e) Make any changes whatsoever in the performance/event owing to any unforeseen or unavoidable cause.

    f) Cancel or abandon the performance/event for reasons beyond its control without notice and without being liable to pay any person any compensation or damage whatsoever other than, at The managements discretion, a possible percentage or maximum refund to the ticket holder of the value of the ticket.
  • Privacy Policy

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    ClassicIsle Ltd is committed to protecting your privacy as a user of our website,, and the confidentiality of any personal information that you may provide us with during your visit to the site.

    ClassicIsle  Ltd abides by the Data Protection Act of 1998 and complies with its provisions to ensure that any data you provide is treated accordingly. Information is gathered automatically by the web server, through the use of cookies on the site, and also from your interaction through online requests for brochures as well as the submissions of online forms.

    Promoter   Mr. Paul Cox - Colemans Farm, Colemans Lane, Porchfield, PO30 4LX - Tel. 07972 145 254

    General information that is collected by the web server and which does not require any input on your part, apart from to log on to the site, is data such as:

    a) type of browser
    b) operating system
    c) IP address
    d) domain name  dn

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    Any information that you provide online, should it be a request for brochures, sign-up for newsletter or an email query, is captured into our database. Primarily, the information provided is used to fulfil any queries and requests that have been sent to us, and also to keep you updated with news and promotions, should you opt-in to receiving information from us. The gathered information also helps us to improve our website, by making it more personal for each individual user. This information is confidential and is not passed on to our selected partners without your consent.

    This privacy statement only applies to Third party sites that are linked to from this site, are not covered by this statement. You should check the privacy policy for the site in question to determine how your information will be used when visiting that site.

  • Event Cancellation

    It is with regret that due to Met Office warnings of extreme weather this weekend the Classic Isle 2016 event will have to be cancelled.

    This decision is a last resort, and one we have not taken lightly, but having taken advice from performers, suppliers and the Met Office, we have been advised that the health and safety risks are unacceptable to all concerned.

    We want Classic Isle to be an enjoyable and safe experience for both attendees and performers alike, and with the current forecast, this just isn’t possible.

    Full refunds will be given to all those who have purchased tickets, and you will be contacted individually to arrange this.

    Classic Isle 2017 will be back next year bigger and better than before, so watch this space!

    Ticket Holders

    You will receive refunds but please bear with us in the short term to deal more pressing on site and performer issues.
    Once again please accept my apologies for the disappointment caused.

    Thank you.


  • Contact

    Barton Manor
    East Cowes,
    Isle of Wight
    PO32 6LB.

    Tel. 01983 533696


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  • Performers

    • Katie Marshall

    • Lizzie Ball

    • Michael Christian Durrant

    • Royal Marines Association Concert Band

    • Morgan Szymanski

    • Margaret Keys

    • James Halsey and the Bingham string quartet

    • Medina Community Choir


    Performances:   [ Info - PDF ]

    Saturday's line up:-

    4.00pm –  5.00pm     TBA
    5.00pm –  6.00pm     Katie
    6.00pm –  7.00pm     Lizzie
    7.00pm –  8.00pm     Michael
    8.00pm –  8.30pm     Island Talent
    8.30pm –  9.10pm     Marines C / Band
    9.10pm –  9.35pm     Medina  C / Choir
    9.35pm – 10.00pm    Marines C / Band

    Sunday's line up:-

    4.00pm –  5.00pm     Medina  C / Choir
    5.00pm –  6.00pm     Lizzie & Morgan 
    6.00pm –  7.00pm     TBA
    8.00pm –  9.00pm     Bingham
    9.00pm –  10.00pm   Margaret 
    Running order may change

    Expect small intermissions in between acts.

  • Info

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    Classic Isle 2017 in the grounds of Barton Manor is going to be another great rich cultural pearl for island events during 2017.


    There is ample parking within Barton Manor please follow the marshals guidance.

    Bus Services

    There are two main bus routes servicing Barton Manor and operated by Southern Vectis (PDF timetables)


    Classic Isle 2017

    Barton Manor

    Barton Manor in Whippingham,  East Cowes will be the stunning setting for Classic Isle in 2017 with the festival being set on the lawn in front of this fine Jacobean Manor House. Classic Isle guests will be invited to explore the extensive and private manicured grounds and enjoy the lakeside setting inclusive of ticket purchase.

  • Classic Isle 2017


    Barton Manor

    Barton Manor in Whippingham,  East Cowes will be the stunning setting for Classic Isle in 2017 with the festival being set on the lawn in front of this fine Jacobean Manor House. Classic Isle guests will be invited to explore the extensive and private manicured grounds and enjoy the lakeside setting inclusive of ticket purchase.

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    Thank you for purchasing tickets to Classic Isle 2016, you will have been sent your ticket to your email address please check your Spam and Junk folders, if you still cant find it please contact us on  01983 520524 or email us at

    Please make sure to print off your ticket voucher and bring with you on the day.
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