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Live music at the Wrotham Arms

The Wrotham Arms is the premier venue for live music in Broadstairs, playing host to an eclectic array of bands, artists and genres every weekend.

There’s live music every Friday and Saturday night, and now a new slot on Sunday afternoons - with something to satisfy every musical taste, be it rock, folk, soul, funk or reggae and blues.

Up-and-coming acts and well-established performers travel from far and wide to play here, with the excellent acoustics and intimate vibe making every gig night special. And best of all, there’s no charge to see these quality acts - just remember to buy a couple of pints!

The centre of Broadstairs' live music scene, the Wrotham Arms also hosts the Wrotham Arms Blues and Roots Club, the monthly Wired electric jam and the famous Woodshed folk session, and is an official venue of the town's two annual music festivals -  Broadstairs Folk Week in August and the Broadstairs Blues Bash in February.

August 2017

Fri 4th August 9pm

Ben Mills Band with special guest Rosco Levee

Tues 8th August 8.45pm

King David's Trio Royale

Broadstairs Folk Week, 11th-18th August 2017

The pub is an official BFW venue and is proud to present live music twice a day during the festival, plus the famous Woodshed Session, hosted by Bob Kenward and featuring special guests every day between 3 and 5pm (all musicians and singers welcome). For further information about the festival and listings for all pubs and festival venues please visit www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk

Friday 11th August

9pm Baltimore Keys

Saturday 12th August

1pm Hot Rats
8pm Beggars Belief

Sunday 13th August

1pm Krista and the Pirates
8pm Hobo and the Hippies

Monday 14th August

1pm Dave Ferra &
         Carla Burchell

8pm Keith Kenny


Bob Kenward presents
The Woodshed Session

A friendly folk music session with special guests every day. All musicians and singers welcome.

Tuesday 15th August

1pm Stompin' Dave
9pm Rodney Branigan

Wednesday 16th August

1pm Michael Sweetman
8pm Jumbo Gumbo

Thursday 17th August

1pm Happy Trails
8pm Blues Bandits

Friday 18th August

1pm Kingsize Slim
9pm Hyperactive
           Ultimate 80s Band



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Friday 25th August 9pm

Cold Harbour Blues Band

Saturday 26th August 9pm

Jackie McAuley Band

Sunday 27th August


Wednesday 30th August 8.30pm

Wired Jam Session

September 2017

Friday 1st September 9pm


Tuesday 5th September 8.45pm

Steve Morrison

Friday 8th September 9pm

The Konks

Friday 15th September 9pm


Friday 22nd September 9pm

Voodoo Sheikhs

Tuesday 26th September 8.45pm

Roger Hubbard &
Richard Studholme

Wednesday 27th September 8.30pm

Wired Jam Session

Friday 29th September 9pm

Baltimore Keys