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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 most Tuesday and Friday nights, and regularly on Sunday afternoons - with something to satisfy every musical taste, be it rock, folk, soul, funk, reggae or 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.

Please note if you are viewing this on a large screen like a computer or a tablet, the listings go downwards in two columns like a newspaper, not left to right like a calendar.  This is so the page layout works properly on mobile devices too.

December 2019

Fri 13 Dec 9pm


Sun 15 Dec 4pm

Christmas Charity Quiz

Tables to be booked in advance please


Fri 20 Dec 9pm

Simon Foster and Friends Go Funk and Soul for Christmas

Baltimore Keys frontman heads up this Funk and Soul special, with special guest Coralie

Sat 21 Dec 9pm

Jeff Barker's Zootz

Sun 22 Dec 2pm

Wrotham Arms Christmas Party

Xmas songs and karaoke, raffle, buffet, home-made mulled wine

Christmas Eve, Tues 24 Dec

Broken Biscuit with special guest Ben Mills

Christmas Day, Weds 25 Dec

Open 12-4pm

Friday 27 Dec 9pm

Ben Mills and Tony Rico

Sun 29 Dec 4-6pm

Michael Sweetman Trio

Ex-Chimney Boy Michael makes a welcome return to the Wrotham

New Year's Eve, Tues 31 Dec

NYE Party with Moroccan Mole

Tickets £10 in advance, includes a glass of fizz for midnight!

January 2020

New Year's Day 2020 4pm-late

WIRED NYD Electric Jam

plus Mega Raffle - all proceeds to MNDA

Sun 5 Jan 4-6pm

Katie Bradley and Dave Ferra

Fri 10 Jan


Sun 12 Jan 4-6pm

Jaz Delorean

The Wrotham Arms is proud to welcome the Tankus The Henge frontman

Fri 17 Jan 9pm

Baltimore Keys

Tues 21 Jan 8.45pm

Chris King Robinson Band

Fri 24 Jan 9pm

Jeff Barker's Zootz

Sun 26 Jan 4-6pm

Hot Rats

Weds 29 Jan 8.30pm

WIRED Jam Session

Fri 31 Jan 9pm


The ULTIMATE 1980s covers band

Please check this page regularly as we are still booking acts for January 2020 and beyond...

The Wrotham Arms Blues and Roots Club

The force of nature that is Geoff Pine presents our almost-always twice-monthly Blues and Roots Club, featuring top-class acts from the UK Blues circuit and beyond.  This year's current confirmed bookings are listed on the Blues and Roots Club page.