A brief history of Cider – how to make it and how to drink it.
Starting with an introduction to cider and its place in history, then moving on to a look at the types of apples used in its production, the equipment required and finish with a taster and ploughman’s nibbles.
Run by Nick Poole of the award-winning West Milton Cider Co.
Tickets £20.00 pp including cider tastings and ploughman’s nibbles.
(Guests must be 18 yrs or over, and may be asked for proof of ID).
Gaz Brookfield releases his 6th studio album ‘Lostfolk’ in 2019 supported by an extensive UK tour.
He’ll be bringing his energy and positive message to Dorchester at The Old Ship Inn on Saturday 9th November, with support from fellow acoustic troubadour B-Sydes. Local support to be confirmed.
Tickets are available online from https://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/product/gaz-brookfield-support-at-the-old-ship-dorchester-9th-november
All previous Gaz Brookfield gigs with Fuelled By Cider have sold out in advance so pre-booking is highly recommended
7.30pm til late.
18+ venue so please bring photo ID.
Tickets on sale NOW for the traditional pre-Xmas shindig with West Country favourites Mad Dog Mcrea!!
Friday 20th December at Bridgwater Town Hall.
Special Guests to be announced.
Tickets are £16.50 from https://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/product/mad-dog-mcrea-support-bridgwater-town-hall-20th-december
Previous years have sold out so please get organised to make sure you’re there!
The line-up for In Cider Festival on 31st January – 2nd February 2020 is taking shape with some fantastic names including Ferocious Dog, Gaz Brookfield & the Company Of Thieves, Mad Dog Mcrea, Holy Moly & The Crackers, Dakka Skanks, The Lagan, The Communicators, Imprints, Headsticks, Nick Parker & The False Alarms, Neck and many more!!
Tickets are selling fast with very little promotion, following the brilliant first In Cider Festival in 2019 which fully sold out.
The premise is simple – an indoor winter weekend festival at the Pontins Sand Bay park near Weston-super-Mare. For just £175 per person a ticket includes all live music, Bluecoat entertainment, half board chalet accommodation and use of the park’s leisure facilities.
A limited number of Weekend and Day tickets without accommodation are also available.
Full information, T&Cs and ticket sales available from http://www.fuelledbycider.com/in-cider-festival-february-2020/
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.
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.
Special guest support from our favourite cider-fuelled reprobates Skimmity Hitchers.
Ages 14+ but Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
Curfew 10pm followed by FREE ENTRY club night.
18+ venue so please bring photo ID.
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:
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 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!
Agricultural hip-hop. World’s best, alright only, Scrumpy & Western rapper.
Ages 14+ but Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
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.
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
18+ venue so please bring photo ID.