Day of live music at The Kings Arms, Ely, is a hit with punters

Day of live music at The Kings Arms, Ely, is a hit with punters.

Day of live music at The Kings Arms, Ely, is a hit with punters. - Credit: Archant

Sunshine, bands, burgers and beer made for the perfect recipe at RockFest - a full day of live music at the Kings Arms in Ely.

Max Headroom. PHOTO: Angela Smith

Max Headroom. PHOTO: Angela Smith - Credit: Archant

owners Bridget and Bobby have worked hard since taking over the pub in February 2016, fast making it the place to be for live music and other events throughout the year.

The pub has seen ska, rock, Motown and jazz acts grace the newly-refurbished back room and outdoor stage. The pub also draws crowds with clairvoyant evenings, quiz nights and a pop-up Indian vegan banquet takes place on June 8.

Dancers at The Kings Arms. PHOTO: Angela Smith.

Dancers at The Kings Arms. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

The Kings Arms kicked of its 10-hour music event with four-piece upcoming indie rockers Saltfen.

They warmed up punters on the outdoor stage, ready for regular faces around East Anglia, The 142’s band.

Saltfen. PHOTO: Angela Smith.

Saltfen. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant


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With the beer flowing and sun still shining, the frontman of Blue Thunder was clearly a hit with both kids and adults alike - who took to the car-park ‘dancefloor’ to show off some excellent air guitar and tambourine skills - with one child being invited on stage to play his ‘guitar’.

Blue Thunder carried on the music into the late afternoon before the top billed acts of the evening, Max Headroom and Indietones.

The 142 Band. PHOTO: Angela Smith.

The 142 Band. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

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Max Headroom lead a stonking set of rock covers and even managed an encore before the Cambridge-based headliners, Indietones took to the stage. The Indietones left us with a superb 90-minute set of Britpop, indie and rock covers, finishing off a superb day of live music.

Tickets for ‘Skafest’, another all-day music event, which is being held on July 15, cost £12.50 for the day. Call 01353 656828 to book in advance.

The Indietones. PHOTO: Angela Smith.

The Indietones. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Pub owner Bobby. PHOTO: Angela Smith.

Pub owner Bobby. PHOTO: Angela Smith. - Credit: Archant

Blue Thunder. PHOTO: Angela Smith

Blue Thunder. PHOTO: Angela Smith - Credit: Archant

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