Pub Launches Plans to Become a Live Music Hotspot

A popular Suffolk pub has launched ambitious plans to become one of the region’s premier live music venues.

The Prince of Wales in Sudbury has invested more than £60,000 to make the premises suitable for live music events. The investment has included state-of-the art, concert level sound and lighting equipment, a purpose built stage and structural changes to open up the premises. The structural changes means the venue now has a capacity of 200.

Duncan Tuhey, landlord at the Prince of Wales, said: “We are really excited about this project and we are serious in our aim to become an iconic live music venue. There are some really well known music venues in the region, such as The Bull in Colchester, and this is the kind of level we want to achieve here.

“We have everything in place now to be a perfect live music venue; we have the facilities, the equipment and the capacity. We have events featuring some of the best know unsigned musical acts in the region booked way into 2016 and we are in negotiations with some household names, which we are hoping to add to our programme. “

As well as live music on Fridays and Saturdays, the Prince of Wales is hoping to introduce other music based events during the week such as themed nights and open mic nights. It will also be staging nights to raise money for local good causes, such as the DJ night it held on October 10 to raise money for the victims of the recent fire in Sudbury.”

In bid to raise the profile of the venue Mr Tuhey has also invested in a brand new website from which to promote the acts performing at the premises.

“We are really happy with the website as it provides as with a platform from which to promote the impressive line-up of acts we haven performing here.”

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