SOLD OUT!! Citizen Fish + Atterkop + 51st State @ The Winchester Arms, Taunton


Anarcho ska-punk legends Citizen Fish make a rare visit to Taunton on 29th January 2016 as part of Fuelled By Cider’s programme of live music at The Winchester Arms on Castle Green.

For over 25 years Citizen Fish has been touring the world: turning gatherings, benefits, and social gigs into an international never-ending weekend. Sharing members with those other anarcho-punk heavyweights Subhumans and Culture Shock, Citizen Fish have created a blend of punk, ska, and straight up rock’n’roll that appeals to the sing-a-long music fans and even the “muso” musician types that typically dismiss punks as not being able to play their instruments.

But it’s not just the way they play, it’s what they say and how they say it. In a fun loving, all inclusive way, Citizen Fish have brought working class radical politics to generations of questioning minds. Leaving aside the typical screaming rants of boring political punk bands, the Fish offer a hopeful, danceable alternative. Whereas other bands have fans, admirers, and flavor-of-the-month teenyboppers hoarding to their concerts, Citizen Fish have established an open and always growing family. The idealistic unifying tone of Dick’s lyrics, coupled with the catchy driving riffs of the band, allow the Fish to appeal to a wide variety of folks.

Support from local rabble-rousers 51st State

and exciting Bristol dub-punk outfit Atterkop

Doors 7.30pm

Tickets £10 advance from the Winchester Arms, Blackcat Records and

£12 on the door

Please note that this venue operates an 18+ policy so please bring photo ID on the night.

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Shoot The Moon + Eat Your Greens + Burnout-13 @ The Winchester Arms, Taunton 19th February

Bringing together some of the South West’s brightest young acts in a mash-up of ska, punk and latin reggae-rock!

Headline act Shoot The Moon have been heading up festivals and venues across the country for the last few years, bringing the party wherever they land with their upbeat ska/funk sound. We are delighted to have them back on home turf and with a new single to treat you to.

Bath’s Eat Your Greens are quickly making a name in the area for their classy, eclectic sound – infusing reggae rock with a latin flavour and definite shades of Manu Chao. Already booked for Outcider Festival 2016 and likely to be big hitters on the festival scene before too long.

And throwing a stink bomb into the mix with a grin on their faces and more smart lines than you can keep up with, it’s Taunton’s own punk whippersnappers Burnout-13. What do you mean, who? Keep up, grandad!

Tickets on sale now – £6 advance from and in person from The Winchester Arms and Blackcat Records in Taunton. £8 on the door.

7.30pm doors

18+ venue – please bring ID.

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Skimmity Hitchers + The Inbredz @ Winchester Arms, Taunton, Friday 11th March

The ultimate Scrumpy & Western mash-up as Skimmity Hitchers and The Inbredz bring their cider-fuelled madness to Taunton.

If you love the West Country in all its filthiest forms then THIS is the night out you’ve been waiting for…

Tickets £8 advance and £10 on the door.

Advance tickets available from The Winchester Arms, Blackcat Records and online at

Doors 7.30pm

18+ venue please bring ID

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Graveyard Johnnys + Surfin’ Birds + Palooka 5 @ Winchester Arms, Taunton 29th April

Dress up, grease up and drink up people! Fuelled By Cider bring you a night of hot rockabilly, surf and garage sounds at the Winchester Arms in Taunton.
Headline act Graveyard Johnnys have been ruling the venues and festivals of UK and Europe with their edgy rock’n’roll sound for a number of years. They are gonna blow the dust off of Taunton’s dancin’ shoes…
Backing them up with a blistering set of home grown psychedelic surf sounds are Weymouth’s underground heroes The Surfin’ Birds. With a Fuelled By Cider album in the offing and a great live reputation, they’re sure to make a good impression on you tonight.
Bringing the night some local flavour will be Palooka 5, promising 60s surf sounds, vintage instruments and Apocalyptic headgear!
Tickets £8 advance from The Winchester Arms, Blackcat Records and online at
£10 on the door
Doors 7.30pm
Please note that is an 18+ venue and ID may be requested
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Fuelled By Cider pre-Xmas piss up with the Skimmity Hitchers, 10th December

Fuelled By Cider and Skimmity Hitchers cordially invite you to their pre-Xmas piss up in Bristol.

Thursday 10th December
Drink Up Thee Cider!
All-you-can-drink liquid buffet and live music from Skimmity Hitchers.

The Pickle Factory, 13 All Hallows Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0HH
Doors 7.30pm

£15 per ticket (includes all your non-spirit drinks until the bar runs dry)

Your ticket allows you to drink as much cider (draught and farmhouse), beer / lager and soft drinks as you like until the bar runs dry, plus enjoy live music from those dirty boys the Skimmity Hitchers. Come and catch up with your old festival mates and make some new ones while you are at it! Top night guaranteed.

Tickets are strictly limited for this small venue so book online now:

18+ only, please drink responsibly…

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Gaz Brookfield + Funke & The Two Tone Baby, Taunton 6th December

Two of Fuelled By Cider’s favourite acts hit the road together for an exclusive co-headline tour and we are very excited to be hosting them at The Winchester Arms in Taunton on December 6th.

The venue capacity is strictly limited to 100 people so we are expecting tickets to fly out fast. Please don’t miss out!

Tickets £8 advance from  and soon from Blackcat Records and Winchester Arms. £10 on the door.

Doors 7.30pm.

Gaz&Funke Tour Poster

The venue operates an 18+ policy too so please bring photo ID on the night.

Often described as two of the hardest working musicians on the circuit and clocking over 1,500 shows between them, Gaz and Funke are bringing their unique mix of folk-punk anthems and mechanical alt-blues beats to some of the UK’s finest independent venues.

With the final tour date (Bristol Fleece) selling out 4 months in advance, a pair of critically acclaimed albums and a summer of festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Beautiful Days and Boomtown Fair, be sure to catch their last shows of 2015.

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Benny Mayhem video interview!

We had a great time this summer with Benny Mayhem, recording his new EP in the Fuelled By Cider studio and promoting him at various venues in the South West (including our very own Outcider Festival!).

If you want a little more insight into our favourite acoustic punk troubadour then check out this short interview filmed in the Fuelled By Cider studio:

We’re hoping to host Benny on his next trip over from Australia so watch this space! In the meantime you can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and all the usual suspects…

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Smokey Bastard + Muff Said + They Shinkickers @ Stag and Hounds, Bristol, Saturday 14th November

They’re back and better than ever!

After a brief hiatus while recording their new album “Back To The Drawing Room”, Smokey Bastard are taking to the road to officially launch it and kick up a folk-punk frenzy like they’ve never been away.

Formed in early 2007, Reading-based Folk-Punk outfit Smokey Bastard started with the intention of being the UK’s answer to the likes of Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly.

After self-releasing their debut album, “Propping Up the Floor” in 2009, Smokey Bastard began incorporating influences from further afield resulting in 2011’s “Tales From The Wasteland”, released on Bomber Music.

Now, after touring the UK and mainland Europe, playing a live Maida Vale session for the BBC Radio 1 Punk Show and countless festival appearances, Smokey Bastard will be released their third offering “Back To The Drawing Room” on Bomber Music after a hugely successful Pledge Music campaign.

With a more progressive approach to rhythm and song writing, Smokey Bastard are pushing the limits of what you thought Folk-Punk could be.

We’re delighted to be hosting them in their second home of Bristol at the Stag and Hounds on Old Market.

Plus two fantastic local supports to kick the night off:

Rambling, shambling, cider slurpin’ folk tales from THEY SHINKICKERS – a rarely seen side project of Jamer from The Surfin’ Turnips.

And top notch urban ska vibes from the much loved MUFF SAID. Bring yer dancin’ shoes.

Doors 7.30pm.

Advance tickets online and in person from Bristol Ticket Shop:

See you down the front!

 Smokey Bastard Nov 2016

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Somerset Halloween Hooley, Saturday 31st October, Norton Fitzwarren

After frightening the good folk of Dorset the night before, we’ll be getting our ghoulies out again for the cider zombies of Somerset on Halloween proper.

Norton Fitzwarren village hall is located next to the remains of the old Taunton Cider brewery so we’re expecting spectral visits from its ex-employees and customers…

Getting everyone up and on the dancefloor will be the cider-enhanced Skimmity Hitchers plus local folk-rock young’uns The Incas with extra DJ action from the Rock ‘n’ roll Town Crier!

Tonight’s gig will also include dedicated kid’s entertainment in a separate room.

Prizes for best fancy dress!

£8 (advance) / £10 (on the door)

Under 16s half price!

Tickets available online at or in person from the Norton Fitzwarren Co-op store (Morse Lane) and Blackcat Records (Taunton).

Norton Fitzwarren Halloween Hooley

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Neck + Surfin’ Turnips + Mick O’Toole @ The Exchange, Bristol November 7th

The Exchange, Bristol, BS2 0EJ

Saturday 7th November

Doors 7.30pm

£8 advance (plus b/f) from Bristol Ticket Shop in person or online:
£10 on the door

A wild and unholy mash-up of Irish & West Country cider-folk-punk, served with lashings of booze and a moshpit to match!

Pheweee, this is gonna be good…

Neck: Taking their lead, both musically & ideologically, from the other mighty London rebel bands – The Pagues and The Clash – NECK ‘carry the torch’ a stage further with their own, unique London-Irish brew of wild, swirling Traditional Irish music & raucous, full-on Pink Rock : rip-roaring, irrepressible ‘Psycho-Ceilidh!’

Surfin’ Turnips: Proper job scrumpy punkers from old Bristol town, these boys are cult legends in the South West. Fusing The Ramones and The Wurzels in an orgy of fast riffs, cider and marrow dancing, you’re not truly from the West Country until you’ve seen them play.

Mick O’Toole: Blending Irish, cider AND punk rock elements into one glorious package, these upcoming rascals from Wiltshire are fast building a reputation as a crackin’ live act. Recent shows at The Fleece and supports with legendary punks UK Subs have shown the world that they mean business.


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