Gaz Brookfield + Joe McCorriston @ Stevie & The Masquerades @ CICCIC Taunton, 14th April

Very pleased to announce that we’ll be bringing the one and only Gaz Brookfield back to Taunton on Saturday April 14th with support from the excellent Joe McCorriston and superb local duo Stevie & The Masquerades.

This will be our first promotion at the Creative Innovation Centre CIC, a dynamic and independent arts venue in the centre of Taunton. Advance tickets are £8 and on sale from the venue (online and in person) plus in person from Bath Place Music and Taunton Visitor Centre (a small booking fee may apply).

Both our previous gigs with Gaz in Taunton were sell-outs and we’re anticipating the same response this time round so please book early to avoid disappointment.

This is an ALL AGES SHOW and we encourage under 18s to attend. ID will be required to purchase alcohol at the bar.

Doors 7.30pm

First act on at 8pm

Door price (if not sold out) £10

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Black Water County + Imprints @ The Crofters Rights, Bristol 24th March

An awesome double bill at The Crofters Rights in Bristol, featuring two of Fuelled By Cider’s favourite young bands who have taken the festival scene by storm in the last few years. They’ll be mashing up folk, punk, gypsy, trad and shanty music and making it a night of air-punching and sweaty dancing! This date is part of Black Water County’s much eagerly-awaited UK tour.

Black Water County – Smashing their way into the UK folk punk scene since 2013, BWC 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. With two EP releases under their belt: Welcome To The Black Water County (2013) and The Fellowship Of The Craic (2014).

Imprints – A folk, shanty, gypsy, rock band based in Bristol. Described as a knees-up explosion with an unforgettable energy on stage they deliver their unique high-octane spin on the folk-rock genre and ensure every performance is a memorable foot-stomping occasion!

Doors 7.30pm
First band 8.00pm
Curfew 10.30pm

Tickets £6 adv / £8 otd (booking fee may apply)

Advance tickets available from and online / in person from Bristol Ticket Shop

Brought to you by Fuelled By Cider, organisers of The Cursus Cider & Music Festival and Outcider Festival



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Fuelled By Cider Festival All-Dayer, Bristol 3rd March 2018

To get you warmed up and excited for the 2018 festival season, Fuelled By Cider are putting on an all-dayer at the Exchange in Bristol.

A chance to meet up with some of your favourite festival friends and enjoy the best in upcoming original live music.

Coming to Exchange Bristol will be The Bar Stool Preachers + The Skimmity Hitchers + Matilda’s Scoundrels + Bluetown Rumble + Mike Dennis + Palooka 5 + Sinful Maggie and maybe more!

Tickets are on sale NOW for just £12 (+ 50p booking fee) from:

All of these acts will be featuring at Outcider Festival or The Cursus Cider & Music Festival in 2018 and some of them you’ll be well familiar with already :)

£14 on the door

Doors 2.30pm

14+ venue but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring photo ID.


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The Surfin’ Birds album launch with The Hawkmen + Amy Brown @ Corn Exchange, Dorchester 19th January,

We’re excited to announce that Dorset’s finest The Surfin’ Birds will be launching their new album ‘All My Dreams’ on the Fuelled By Cider label in January 2018. The album is the result of a huge amount of creativity, vision and hard work from the band and cements their reputation as a band who push the boundaries and live and breathe music.

There will be an official launch gig on Friday 19th January at Dorchester Corn Exchange in conjunction with Dorchester Arts and it promises to be a big, big night. As well as the band themselves playing material from their new album, there will be high-end support from Bristol’s rapidly-rising rockabilly / soul outfit The Hawkmen and acclaimed local talent Amy Brown.

The band have also promised special guest appearances, poetry from their friend and collaborator James Askew and maybe some other surprises. This will not be an average night out in town!

Tickets are £11 / £9 concessions and on sale now from the Corn Exchange box office, online or in person:

Many of you will have enjoyed and appreciated The Surfin’ Birds at events such as The Cursus Cider & Music Festival, Outcider Festival and BroadCider over the last few summers, and we hope to see a big turnout to celebrate a local live music success.

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Amazing line-up announced for Cursus Festival 2018!!

We are delighted and excited to reveal the full line-up for The Cursus Cider & Music Festival 2018 (25th – 27th May) near Sixpenny Handley in Dorset.

Skinny Lister + Gaz Brookfield & The Company of Thieves + The Rumjacks + New Town Kings + The Eskies + Black Water County + The Skimmity Hitchers + Matilda’s Scoundrels + IDestroy + The Surfin’ Birds + The Hawkmen + Bluetown Rumble + Cuba Libre music + The Intercepteurs + Andy Twyman – One Man Band + Surfin Turnips + The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show + Sinful Maggie + Stealing Whiskey + The Outlaw Orchestra + Skanking Delights with DJ Dapper DAN

How d’ya like them apples?!

Cursus 2018 LINE UP

Next year’s event will retain the same laid-back, super friendly vibe, but with a few little extras to keep you entertained and on the dancefloor. And of course the campfire will still be crackling, the cider will be flowing and the friendliest festival crew in the business will be there to take care of your (almost) every need!

Standard price price tickets are on sale and an absolute bargain for a line-up of this quality and a location so lush. At just £55 for Sat / Sun or £70 for the full weekend* we’re spoiling you:

We expect this festival to sell out in advance so start planning your May bank holiday NOW and get your friends to do likewise. Families, dogs and live-in vehicles all warmly welcomed to Canada Farm. There are a limited number of reduced price tickets available for under 5s and under 18s.

We already can’t wait to see you there!

*includes free tent camping, car parking and live-in vehicles charged separately

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Skimmity Hitchers + King Tut’s Revenge, Ilminster Football Club, 10th November

The Skimmity Hitchers are coming to Ilminster for the first time!

Expect lots of songs about Cider, the West Country and badgers.

Support from local ska-punk legends King Tut’s Revenge

Tickets on sale now from

£8 adv online and from Ilminster Texaco / Spar, Horton Post Office and Ilminster Football Club

£10 on the door


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Mad Dog Mcrea + Palooka 5 at The Lawns, Taunton on Friday 29th September

The hugely popular Mad Dog Mcrea make a welcome return to Taunton on September 29th as part of their UK tour, bringing their unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music to The Lawns Social Club.

From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog have been captivating major venues and festivals across the land for as long as we can remember.

Support comes from Taunton’s very own psychedelic surf groovers Palooka 5

Doors 7.30pm

First band on at 8.00pm

Advance tickets at £15 are available in person from The Lawns Social Club with no booking fee. Please note the club is closed Mondays and Friday mornings.

Tickets are also available at Bath Place Music in Taunton.

Or book online at:

(75p booking fee applies)

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The Eskies + Black Water County at The Winchester Arms, Taunton 8th October

Dublin’s brilliant ‘gentleman’s gypsy folk’ fellas The Eskies bring their high-energy, infectious live show to Taunton as part of a UK tour.

Support from south coast folk-punk youngsters, and Fuelled By Cider favourites, Black Water County.

7.30pm Doors

£10 advance from The Winchester Arms or

£12 on the door

18+ venue so please bring ID

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The Eskies + Black Water County at Crofters Rights, Bristol 14th October

Much lauded Dublin ‘gentleman’s gypsy folk’ act The Eskies follow up a brilliant summer with a UK tour including a much anticipated Bristol show at The Crofters Rights.

Support comes from upcoming south coast folk punkers (and Fuelled By Cider favourites) Black Water County.

Online tickets from

Also online and in person from Bristol Ticket Shop:

A superb double bill of high energy, infectious live music to reawaken that summer festival feeling…

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Skimmity Hitchers 4th album released on Fuelled By Cider label

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:

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