Island’s Got Talent was an event produced by Wyld Events, on behalf of Bestival for Isle of Wight Day. Auditions for the event opened in May, with live auditions taking place in June 2017 at Newport Minster. The live final to win a place at Bestival 2018, then took place at Cowes Enterprise College on Isle of Wight day (23rd September), and saw over 500 people attending. The event was hosted by Isle of Wight Radio’s Paul Topping, with judges Rob da Bank, Anneka Rice and Mark King, and saw Ryde Academy’s Elite Dance Team win. Staging and full Production for the event was supplied by Island based company, Spyder UK, with photography from RW Photography, Sound from Widget Productions, Social Media and Marketing by Brightbulb Design and Digital Eaze.