We’re excited to announce that cult Scrumpy & Western loons Skimmity Hitchers are launching their brand new album in association with Fuelled By Cider.
The band, who have been working with Fuelled By Cider since our inception, recorded the album at our studio in Ilton, Somerset, with all recording and mixing done by our in-house engineer (and Skimmity Hitchers drummer) James Pagella aka Drum Cheddar.
Full details of the album will be made public after the launch event in Dorchester on June 4th, but the band have given us a glimpse of what to expect. Frontman (and second kazoo player) Tatty Smart told us, quite simply, that “it’s what cider is supposed to sound like, the future of Scrumpy & Western”.
So if you like your music fruity, feisty, upbeat, funny and a little bit rude, and enjoy a glass or two of cider in your spare time, we’d highly recommend you check out what they are offering.
Buy online for £10 + £2 p&p here:
BroadCider is a brand new, proper job, cider and music event in the heart of Somerset on Saturday July 15th, 2017.
Held at the Broadway & Horton Cricket Club, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9JX, we’ll be bringing you a fine selection of ciders, live music and food all day.
Early Bird tickets for BroadCider: Music and Cider Festival are now SOLD OUT!
Standard price adult tickets are now on sale for £15 from www.fuelledbycider.com or in person from Horton Post Office, GC Collectables, The Winchester Arms (Taunton, not Trull!) & The Barrington Boar.
The full day’s music programme includes cult Scrumpy & Western boys The Skimmity Hitchers plus other top local acts such as The Surfin’ Birds, Palooka 5, 40p Per Play and many more!
A limited number of children’s tickets and camping passes are also available. On sale here:
April 27th sees another great young band come to Taunton as part of a UK tour as MAID of ACE hit town, leaving a trail of sticky dancefloors, happy faces and discarded cider cans.
This kick-ass, all-girl, all-sister punk band are an awesome live act and have quickly gained a big following all across Europe. We’re excited to be part of their plans this spring so please get your tickets and give them a big West Country welcome.
Support comes from young, upcoming Bournemouth punk / rock ‘n’ roll outfit Sinful Maggie who will be hyped up and ready to win you over.
And cos we know you want to make a night of it, local leftfield punk/bluescore/funk outfit SPACE TOURETTES are going to give you something to get there early for.
Please note that IDestroy are not now playing, as previously advertised.
Advance tickets £8 from The Winch, Blackcat Records and G.C.Music And Collectables, or online at
£10 on the door
Doors 7.30pm, first band at 8pm
18+ venue so please bring ID
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We’re very excited to announce that everyone’s favourite acoustic-punk fella Gaz Brookfield will be playing The Winchester Arms in Taunton on Friday 5th May.
Gaz will be joined by his hand-picked tour supports and all round top blokes Jake Martin and B-Sydes to guarantee you a bonanza of bank holiday live music.
Tickets are now on sale and likely to sell out fast, if last year’s equivalent fixture is anything to go by!
£8 advance in person from The Winch, G.C.Music And Collectables, Blackcat Records and online at
£10 on the door
18+ venue please bring ID
Doors 7.30pm (first act at 8pm)
Three things in life we love are Mad Dog Mcrea, Black Water County and the town of Wimborne in Dorset.
Put them all together and you get a brilliant night out on Saturday 6th May!
Mad Dog Mcrea blend a 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.
In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band. Their latest album ALMOST HOME encapsulates that, and so much more.
The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard!
Advance tickets available NOW from
And in person from the Allendale Centre and Square Records
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Yet another night of quality live music in Taunton brought to you by Fuelled By Cider promotions.
Blazing a trail through the South West at the moment are Taunton’s very own Palooka 5. With a great reputation on the gig and festival circuit for their garage-surf-psych sounds and Apocalyptic onstage dynamic, tonight they are going to take ownership of the county town.
Making the journey up from the south coast are Bournemouth’s The Electric Shakes, bringing some “balls out fuzzed up blues Punk N Roll” energy to the party. Already confirmed for a number of festivals in summer 2017, this will be a great chance to see them up close and personal.
Local rock / punk / pop outfit Last One Home will be kicking of proceedings tonight. With new recorded material and high profile gigs at The Fleece (Bristol) and Cobblestones (Bridgwater) this is a great chance to check out some rising local talent.
First band 8pm
Tickets £6 advance available from The Winchester Arms, Blackcat Records, G.C.Music And Collectables and online at www.fuelledbycider.com
£7 on the door
18+ venue so please bring ID
Fuelled By Cider
are pleased to announce that Mad Dog Mcrea
will be returning to Bath on Friday 3rd March 2017 as part of their UK tour.Mad Dog Mcrea blend a 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.In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band. Their latest album ALMOST HOME encapsulates that, and so much more.The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard!
Support from cider-drinkin’ rabble rousers The Skimmity Hitchers
Tickets £13.50 advance / £16 on the door
Advance tickets can be purchased online at
Also in person from:
Widcombe Social Club
Bath Box Office
Bath Visitor Information Centre
Bath BA1 1LY
Tel: 01225 463362
Please note that booking fees may apply.
There are no age restrictions for this gig but ID will be required at the bar.
The recently refurbished venue is in the city centre and easily reached by foot from the bus and train stations. Address is Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA
Fuelled By Cider gets back to business at the Winchester Arms on Castle Green, Taunton with a storming night of ska-punk.
One of the hottest bands on the scene right now The Bar Stool Preachers will be coming to The Winch as part of their UK tour. The band have been making big waves across the UK and Europe in the last couple of years, with headline tours and supports with the likes of US legends The Slackers. Their tight-as-you-like ska-punk sound, conscious lyrics and punch-the-air anthems will be coming your way on Thursday 16th March and you’d be a fool to miss it.
Support comes from smart and spiky pop-punks Burnout-13 and local ska-punk snarlers Po-Lice.
Doors 7.30pm (first band 8pm)
£8 adv / £10 otd
Tickets available in person from The Winchester Arms, Blackcat Records and GC Collectables or online from
Please note this is an 18+ venue so ID may be required.
We had such a blast at the first two Cursus Cider & Music festivals we are doing it again in 2017. Small, friendly and located in the beautiful Dorset surroundings of the Cranborne Chase, this event combines the best in original music, cider, locally sourced food and good company at old fashioned festival prices!
14th – 16th May, 2017.
Not much is going to change from 2015/16 but there will be some improvements to make it more enjoyable. The prices are similar and we have added some under 18’s tickets.
Friday we’ll be open from 12pm again with the live music starting at 6.30pm and on Saturday and Sunday we will have a full program of music from 1pm.
This alternating, two stage line-up features a wide range of musical styles from acts such as China Shop Bull, Nick Harper, General Roots, Counting Coins, Gadje Scum, The Skimmity Hitchers, captain hotknives, Black Water County, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, The Surfin’ Birds, The Decatonics Band, The Kings Of Outer Space, Imprints, Jo Carley, Mike Dennis, Non Canon, Dubclass, Nick Parker, The Marginal, LEECHES, Ruby & The Roughcuts, The Tritones, Bluetown Rumble, Burg & The Back Porch Band, The Acrustic Badger Band and Last One Home.
Tent camping in our enormous lush green field is included in the ticket price, and live-in vehicles are welcome for a small extra charge.
Our late bar and camp fire bring a fun and convivial end to 3 terrific days and nights of live music, and many friendships will be forged!
Children and well behaved dogs are welcome. For full event info including ticketing please visit our website:
As with previous years Friday is an optional extra and the add-on for Friday is cheaper than a standard day ticket.
Full 2017 tickets price list:
All tickets include tent camping, day ticket campers must vacate the site by 12pm the next day. All other campers must vacate the site by 12pm Monday.
Super Early Bird Saturday & Sunday –
£35 – available to 2016 ticket holders only! Very Limited availability. Sold Out!
Early Bird Saturday & Sunday – £45 – Very Limited Availability – On Sale Now!
Standard Saturday & Sunday – £55
Friday Early Bird Add-on (with EB & SEB Sat/Sun) – £10
Friday Add On (with standard Sat/Sun) – £15
Friday Day Ticket – £20
Saturday Day Ticket – £30
Sunday Day Ticket – £30
5 – 18 Year old child ticket (valid with adult ticket only and covers Fri/Sat/Sun) – £30 Limited Availability
Under 5’s – limited amount of under 5’s tickets available for £1. Once sold out all children will need a 5-18 year old child ticket.
Parking – £10
Live in Vehicles – £15 (one per campervan/caravan required)
Booking fees apply
Local discounted tickets for those living within a 5 mile radius of the festival site are available. Please email for details.
Click here to buy tickets
After a brief gap in proceedings, Fuelled By Cider return to The Winchester Arms in Taunton with the very best in original live music.
Tonight is the relaunch event featuring three heavyweights of cider-fuelled musical mayhem.
The Skimmity Hitchers – if you don’t know about these badger-botherin’ buggers already then where have you been hiding? Scrumpy & Western with a punk edge and outrageous audience interaction.
The Inbredz – They come from Peasedown and there ain’t no cure! Forget Goldie Lookin’ Chain – these 3 dirty boyz tell us how it is down Somerset way with hip-hop tales of STDs, adult breast feeding and the joy of mushrooms. If that sounds like your kind of thing then come join the freakshow!
Palooka 5 – Taunton’s very own apocalyptic surf-psych-garage explosion. Grab a pint, put on your tin helmet and get groovin’ on that dancefloor!
Doors 7.30pm, first band 8pm.
Advance tickets available from the Winch and online for £10.
£12 on the door.
There will also be a small amount of £8 ‘early bird specials’ online if you get in quickly enough!
18+ venue – please bring ID.