Funke & the Two Tone Baby – March 26th, The Stag & Hounds, Bristol

Funke-26th-MarchFunke and the Two Tone Baby + support.

One Man Mechanical Alt-blues returns to Bristol with Fuelled By Cider/Outcider Festival at The Stag and Hounds.
An evening of debauchery, dancing and (cider) drinking at one of Bristol’s premier venues.

After such a successful OutCider Festival in 2014, it will be making its grand return on 31st July – 2nd August 2015 at Fernhill Farm, Somerset.

Check out the festival. check out Funke and the Two Tone Baby, tell your mates, buy some tickets and lets bring some summer sun to Bristol on March 26.

Tickets £4 Advance / £5 On The Door –

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The Rifffs plus The Skoisters – The Winchester April 2nd

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Thursday 2nd April at The Winchester Bournemouth a night of ska heaven featuring THE RIFFFS on their way to The London International Ska Festival with support from another great band – The Skoisters.

Tickets are on sale now at

£6 Advance or £8 on the night.

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The Cursus Cider & Music Festival – May 15th – 17th 2015

The Cursus Cider & Music Festival is brought to you from the team behind OutCider Festival in conjunction with Made in Dorset & DJ Dapper Dan’s Skanking delights. It will feature 2 alternating stages of music as well as a great selection of cider, ales & food.

This is a festival for people who want an uncomplicated good time. It is about good folks, great music and delicious food. There are no circus style distractions and there will not be loads of traders looking for your hard-earned cash. Just come along and chill in a beautiful part of the Dorset countryside. There is loads of space, it will be limited to 400 tickets and there is 70 acres so you won’t feel cramped.

The historic Dorset Cursus runs through the festival site – hence the name!

The main stage will be run by The OutCider team and will feature acts that have played, will or may play OutCider Festival. The second stage is run by Dj Dapper Dan’s Skanking Delights and will feature a complimentary mix of acts.

Standard tickets will be £49 for Saturday and Sunday with Friday an optional £10 extra however there will be Earlybird options for £29 & £39 for the first people to buy. Tent camping is free with a ticket, if you want to come in a caravan or camper van it’s an extra £10 – it is also £10 per car for parking. There are no electrical hook ups. All Early Bird tickets sold out in less than 1o days!

Tickets are on sale now and are strictly limited to 400. Visit the website for more info and to buy tickets!

The camping are is very near the festival so there will be no long walks with all your stuff!

Children are allowed at this one but only when accompanied by an over 18 year old. There are no child prices and there is no specific child based activities.

Dogs are allowed if kept on a lead and any mess cleared up.

There will be no trader applications, it’s a simple festival and the few spots are already taken.

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Louise Distras & Bryan McPherson – May 30th The Thunderbolt, Bristol

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Louise Distras’ First UK tour with the backing of her new band plus special guest Canada’s Bryan McPherson who is fresh from opening up for The Dropkick Murphy’s all over the world. Also featuring a local support act to be announced.

Bold, brainy and ballsy, Louise Distras represents nothing less than the rebirth of British punk; reinvented for a new generation. She’s taking the UK, Europe, Canada, Japan – and soon the USA – by storm. For a world grown exhausted of Simon Cowell’s X Factor synth-pop, there’s a raw emotional honesty to Brit punk sensation Louise Distras that might be too incandescent, all too real. Trumpeted as the natural successor to Billy Bragg, Joe Strummer, “the UK’s answer to Joan Jett” is “putting punk and protest back into the mainstream!” saysThe Guardian.

Tickets £6 Advance £8 OTD Buy online at Bristol Ticket Shop

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OutCider Festival 2015 – 31st July – 2nd August 2015

OutCider Festival is coming back in 2015 with a bigger line up and the same great atmosphere. 40 acts will be perform for you on two alternating stages in the barns at Fernhill Farm. The first batch of tickets sold out in less than 24 hours! The second tier has also sold out and currently standard tickets are on sale at £49 for Saturday and Sunday including tent camping. Friday night tickets are available for only £10 when you buy them with a weekend ticket. For more info on this great festival please check out

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Cursus Cider & Music Festival Launch Party – March 14th Sixpenny Handley


To kick things off for the inaugural Cursus Cider & Music Festival we have organised a great launch party at The Village Hall in Sixpenny Handley.

We have two great bands in The Surfin’ Birds & The Jimmy Hillbillies plus the talents of DJ Dapper Dan on the decks to keep you entertained.

There will be a fully stocked bar and doors open at 7.30pm

You can get your tickets from the link below or from Square Records in Wimborne.

Online Tickets – £5 Advance (no booking fee!)

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North By South West – The Skimmity Hitchers, Captain Hotknives & They Shinkickers


Ever wished that you could travel to Austin, Texas for the world’s most famous music industry showcase, but found that the £30 in your pocket won’t stretch that far?

Fear not! Fuelled By Cider are putting together three great regional acts in a spurious tie-in with America’s great event this month.

From the South West… badger botherin’, cider sluggin’ reprobates The Skimmity Hitchers . Lock up your sisters, and theirs!

From Oop North… hilarious one man acoustic freak show Captain Hotknives with his tales of skanked nanas, shoplifting pigeons and extra marital affairs with Johnny Depp.

Special guests – They Shinkickers featuring Jamer from the Surfin’ Turnips

Click link below for tickets.

£5 advance (Bristol Ticket Shop) / £7 on the door.

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OutCider 2015 Launch Party – January 31st @ The Exchange, Bristol


The boys at Outcider Festival bring you three bands from 2015’s line up, plus guests at the Exchange.

The Skimmity Hitchers
Weirdos of the West country! Hold up yer cider jar, grab thee badger and hitch a ride on that Skimmity waggon! You’ll be taken on the ride of your life along the back roads and byways of the South West – from fields to pubs, weddings to festivals and cider sheds to…..well, we don’t be leavin’ no cider shed!

So, if you be lookin’ for proper job, cider swilling Scrumpy & Western music with humorous lyrics, a bit of saucy banter, a lot of piss-taking and a dancing badger, then we be the boys guaranteed to get your shindig shaking!

Come on – have a ride on us…….

The Feminists
Those of you lucky enough to remember OutCider 2014 will no doubt be familiar with the unofficial trend of cross-dressing fellas on the Sunday. Not only do we salute and encourage this form of positive self-expression, we have gone all the way to Berlin and found you a band to help celebrate your feminine side and kick your ass while they are about it.

The Feminists catapult their compatriots outside of the bounds of 9 to 5 living, to a place where the Goddess reigns supreme!!!! Join them in their quest, and RIDE THE STEINMARDER TO LIBERATION!!!!!

Will Tun (solo)
Will Tun & the Wasters
Exclusivity is the chalk to this cheeky group of reprobates’ cheese, for the Wasters (and Will Tun) are on a world-wide, cyder fuelled mission to get everyone involved! Dancing forward on the ale swilling, table stomping feet of Folk, the piston pumping, train fare jumping legs of Ska, the dusty, husky, seductive hips of Balkan Gypsy and the worn and torn and smelling slightly of hangover-fart t-shirt of Punk Rock, this tortured, over-extended metaphor of a group cannot be stopped! In the four years since their birth, Will Tun And The Wasters have released three EPs, hosted an indoor festival and created their own brand of home-made chilli sauce. There are no limits.

Rock & Roll three piece from Bristol.

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Cider Sunday with The Poor Old Dogs & The Scrumpy Swillers


Cider Sunday is back with Bristol favourites The Poor Old Dogs plus support from the newly formed Scrumpy Swillers featuring Steve Wurzel.

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Viva Lyme Regis – New Skimmity Hitchers Video!

Viva Lyme Regis – New Skimmity Hitchers Video!

A mysterious man with a 6 fingers on each hand approached us the other day whilst we were being amazed by the Lyme Regis fireworks. He offered us a hard drive with a glowing red apple on it for the bargain price of a flagon of Jack Ratt and a portion of chips. On returning home we found some ancient footage of a bunch of reprobates prancing about in front of a green screen. It was so old that Jack Scrumpy from The Skimmity Hitchers even had a full head of hair! Inspired, we fired up the video editor and came up with this:

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