In Cider Festival 2020 tickets on general sale 7th April!

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Tickets for In Cider Festival 2020 go on general sale on Sunday 7th April 2020, following a one week priority pre-sale to last year’s ticket holders.

The 3 day indoor festival takes place at Pontins Sand Bay holiday park on the beautiful Sand Bay shoreline just outside Weston-super-Mare, on the weekend of January 31st – February 2nd.

In Cider bridges the gap between summer festival seasons – banishing the winter blues through a winning combination of live music, Bluecoat entertainment, catered accommodation and the friendliest festival crowd on the planet! Here are some video highlights from 2019 to give you an idea of what goes on.

Tickets are £175 per person (no booking fees!) and are charged per accommodation unit (Single, Twin, Double or Triple berth chalets). Premium ‘club’ chalets with upgraded facilities are sold on a first come, first served basis to reward early bird bookings. Tickets include 3 nights half board accommodation, all music and entertainment plus full use of the Pontins leisure facilities including indoor heated swimming pool.

Tickets go on general sale from https://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/ on 7th April at 6pm and we’re expecting high demand following last year’s sold out event!

Our music and entertainment line-up is yet to be released, but you can look at the 2019 poster to see the kind of high level acts that we’ll be aiming to match. The likes of Ferocious Dog, Skinny Lister, Tankus The Henge and Beans On Toast rocked a sold out crowd last winter, and we’ll be aiming for similar high energy, crowd pleasing acts again in 2020!

More information is being regularly posted on our Facebook page so please give us a like and a follow to be sure of being in the know.

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Mad Dog Mcrea + Skimmity Hitchers at Komedia Bath, Thursday 20th June

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West Country favourites Mad Dog Mcrea return to Bath for the first time in 2 years, bringing with them their unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music.

From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.

Hugely popular on the summer festival circuit and regularly selling out venues across the South West and beyond, it’s very exciting to have them back in Bath tonight.

Advance tickets available in person and online from Komedia Bath.

https://www.komedia.co.uk/bath/music/mad-dog-mcrea/

Special guest support from our favourite cider-fuelled reprobates Skimmity Hitchers.

Doors 7pm

Ages 14+ but Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

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The Hawkmen ALBUM LAUNCH at The Monarch, London, Friday 12th April

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The Hawkmen will be celebrating the release of their debut album at The Monarch in London on Friday 12th April!

The eagerly-awaited debut album contains tracks regularly played on BBC 6 Music, and championed by Funk & Soul DJ legend Craig Charles. Fans of northern soul, rockabilly, country and R&B are advised that this band is the real deal right now!

A full supporting line-up comes from super country singer Sarah Vista, Bristol’s go-go dancers The Go Gets, and DJs Pervy Mad Cat and Wah Wah Trev (Big Boss Man)

Tickets are £8 in advance from the Fuelled By Cider Ticket Shop. £10 on the door.

Doors 7pm

Curfew 10pm followed by FREE ENTRY club night.

18+ venue so please bring photo ID.

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Mini Cider Festival at Exchange, Bristol feat. Skimmity Hitchers + Imprints, Saturday 13th April

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Alright my beauties… it’s about time we blew away those winter blues as Spring is Springing and there’s cider to be drunk and dust to be blowing off those old dancing shoes.

Those little scallywags The Skimmity Hitchers and Imprints along with fellow scrumpers Corky and Cut Throat Francis are descending on the Exchange in Bristol in full-force cider-swilling, foot-stomping, knees-up mayhem.

Tickets will go fast for this one… get yours here:

https://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/product/skimmity-hitchers-imprints-at-exchange-bristol-13th-april

Your mini cider festival and 2019 festival season warm-up line-up:

The Skimmity Hitchers:
Rising from the cider soaked floors of Dorset’s back street boozers, the Skimmity Hitchers now roam the full girth of the West Country and beyond. Bringing their dry and fruity blend of Scrumpy & Western music to venues, festivals and fairs, these scrumpy swillin’ reprobates appeal to young and old, and everyone from folkies to cider punks, beardy badgers to shifty blaggers.

Imprints:
Imprints are a Shanty-Folk-Rock cider fuelled explosion from Bristol. With songs covering everything from Space Pirates to Zelda’s political leanings, from the undead partying to waking up drunk and doing it all over again, Imprints will guarantee foot-stomping fun and the mightiest and fieriest of jigs.

Cut Throat Francis:
Cut Throat Francis are a four-piece band from Bristol, combining Folk, Swing and upbeat Eastern European flavours.

They are also known for the array of instruments they bring to their live show including The Banjo, Mandolin and Melodica as well as rich four-part harmonies and a thumping beat from the Cajon!

Corky:
Agricultural hip-hop. World’s best, alright only, Scrumpy & Western rapper.

Doors 7pm

Ages 14+ but Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

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The Hawkmen + Palooka 5 at The Old Ship Inn, Dorchester, Saturday 13th April

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Following the huge success of their last gig in Dorchester, Bristol’s hot ticket The Hawkmen return to the county town on Saturday 13th April brandishing a brand new album and their unique live sound.

For fans of rockabilly, northern soul, country and original R&B.

Support tonight comes from surf-psych-garage crazies Palooka 5.

Tickets £8 advance. £10 on the door.

Advance tickets available from the Fuelled By Cider Ticket Shop or in person from The Old Ship Inn or Simon Guy.

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The Hawkmen + JC’s Hopeless Sinners at Crofters Rights, Bristol, Friday 19th April

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Bristol’s hot ticket The Hawkmen return to their hometown on Friday 19th April with their brand new debut album just released.

The Hawkmen play an original, authentic mix of rockabilly, northern soul, country and 60s R&B which has led to regular airplay on BBC6 Music and the backing of DJ Craig Charles’ Funk & Soul Show.

Support comes from brilliant blues / country outfit JC’s Hopeless Sinners, featuring members of festival favourites Johnny Cage & The Voodoogroove and Dana Immanuel & the Stolen Band.

Tickets are just £8 in advance for what promises to be a big night of high end live music.

Available from https://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/ and online / in person from Bristol Ticket Shop

Doors 7pm.

18+ venue so please bring photo ID.

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Black Water County at The Crofters Rights, Bristol, Saturday 20th April

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Fuelled By Cider’s favourite folk-punkers return to Bristol with an unquenchable thirst for good times and booze, sweet booze on Saturday 20th April.

Smashing their way into the UK folk punk scene since 2013, Black Water County bring an energetic live show of stout quaffing, banjo breaking and tin whistle mangling original music, along with trads and shanties that have been given a good kick up the arse and a slap around the face.

Their live shows, which feature the dual lead vocals of Tim and Shan, are a thing of local legend and awe in their home county of Dorset, usually ending up with band members scattered throughout a frenzied crowd or a shoulder-mounted fiddle solo, to name but a couple of eventualities.

The band have recently released their debut album, TAKING CHANCES (released February 2017), the first taste of which came in the shape of the preceding singles, ‘One More Beer Won’t Hurt’ (released May 2016) and ‘Start Something New’ (released January 2017) and has since been followed by The Painful Truth (released June 2017).

Show-stealing appearances at Beautiful Days, Chagstock, Outcider Festival, Cursus Festival, Great Dorset Steam Fair and more have led to numerous European dates and 2019 looks like a big year for the band.

http://blackwatercounty.co.uk/

Support comes from Bristol’s own Cut Throat Francis, a band making a name for themselves on the local scene for their gypsy/swing/jazz sound. Supports with the likes of Imprints and The Baghdaddies and upcoming festival appearances including Outcider Festival have earmarked the band as a definite ‘one to watch’ for 2019.

£8 advance / £10 otd

Online from

https://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/product/black-water-county-support-bristol-20th-april

Also online and in person from Bristol Ticket Shop

Doors 7pm

18+ venue so please bring photo ID

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Skimmity Hitchers + Monkey Bizzle at The Old Ship Inn, Dorchester, Friday 26th April

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Dorchester’s prodigal sons The Skimmity Hitchers return to the county town on Friday 26th April, with a bagful of stories and a thirst for cider…

Special guest support act confirmed as West Country hip-hop / reggae/ primate rock dudes Monkey Bizzle!

Rising from the cider soaked floors of Dorset’s back street boozers, Skimmity Hitchers now roam the full girth of the West Country and beyond. Bringing their dry and fruity blend of Scrumpy & Western music to venues, festivals and fairs, these scrumpy swillin’ reprobates appeal to young and old, and everyone from folkies to cider punks, beardy badgers to shifty blaggers.

http://skimmityhitchers.co.uk/

The ‘Hitchers blend razor sharp parodies and original material with a raucous stage show, spontaneous audience interaction, cheeky banter and general cider shenanigans…

Tickets are £10 in person from The Old Ship or Simon Guy, or online from https://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/ (50p booking fee applies online).

Tonight’s gig is part of Fuelled By Cider’s regular promotions at The Old Ship Inn, supporting original live music in Dorchester and the wider West Country.

Information and ticket sales for all our gigs and festivals can be found at www.fuelledbycider.com

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Palooka 5 at The Ropemakers, Saturday 27th April!!

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Back at The Ropemakers in Bridport by popular demand, it’s Fuelled By Cider’s favourite 60s-surf-psych-garage heroes Palooka 5!

Music from 9.30pm

FREE ENTRY all night.

…this is the most quirky band that you’re likely to come across: 60s surf and garage music played on original vintage instruments. Our LP ‘Rough Magic’ received airplay throughout the summer from BBC Radio 6 Music’s Gideon Coe. Expect originals, alongside the odd fresh interpretation of The Sonics, The Ventures and The Cramps. This is Rock n Roll cut to the bone!

“Palooka 5 tick all the boxes for that curl-shooting, shape-throwing, surf hoodang you’ve always dreamed of”. – Shindig Magazine

“Palooka 5 play their own brand of surf music, tinged with a large inspirational helping of the B52’s, just what the Doctor ordered to bring a smile to the face.” – UK Festival Guides

“…..after a very entertaining opening band, Palooka 5 who play splendid organ-driven surf” – UK Rock n Roll Magazine

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Fuelled By Cider gig and festival list 2019!!!

Fuelled By Cider are excited to announce a huge list of gig and festival promotions for 2019.

Check out the range of big names and upcoming local / national acts who will be playing at venues and events of different sizes over the coming months in Bristol, London, Dorset and Somerset.

Tickets for all paid entry gigs and festivals can be bought at the Fuelled By Cider Ticket Shop

Tickets for Cursus Cider & Music Festival and Outcider Festival are selling fast and advance sell-outs are anticipated, so please book quickly to avoid disappointment.

More event information can be found at Fuelled By Cider Facebook Events

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