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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.

August 2019


Sat 10 Aug 1-3pm


Sat 10 Aug 8pm

Ben Mills Band

Sun 11 Aug 1-3pm


Sun 11 Aug 8pm

Hobo and the Hippies

Mon 12 Aug 1-3pm

Hot Rats

Mon 12 Aug 8pm

Happy Trails

Tue 13 Aug 1-3pm

Bea Everett

...plus, every day of folk week from 3-5pm we're proud to host the world famous Woodshed Folk Session with Bob Kenward and friends, and a special guest performer each day.

Tue 13 Aug 8pm

Robin Bibi and Nigel Feist

Wed 14 Aug 1-3pm

Rodney Branigan

Wed 14 Aug 8pm

Jumbo Gumbo

Thu 15 Aug 1-3pm

Dave Ferra and Carla Burchell

Thu 15 Aug 8pm

Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra

Fri 16 Aug 1-3pm

Hobo Jim Trio

...and stick around for the ultimate 80s band at the ultimate Folk Week afterparty!  See below.



Broadstairs Folk Week 2018

August 2019

Fri 16 Aug 9pm


Sat 18 Aug


Tues 20 Aug 8.45pm


Fri 23 Aug 9pm

Jeff Barker's Zootz

Sun 25 Aug 4pm

Hot Rats

Mon 26 Aug 4-6pm

Bethan and Oren


Weds 28 Aug 8.30pm

WIRED Jam Session

Fri 30 Aug 9pm

Miles Cookman Band

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.