Mad Dog Mcrea + Skimmity Hitchers live in Bath, Friday 3rd March

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
Widcombe Hill


Bath Box Office
Bath Visitor Information Centre
Abbey Chambers
Abbey Churchyard
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


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Bar Stool Preachers + Burnout-13 + Po-Lice @ The Winch, Taunton 16th March

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.

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Maid Of Ace + I-Destroy + Space Tourettes @ The Winch, Taunton 27th April

Hot on the heels of The Bar Stool Preachers in March we have another really exciting line-up to announce for April 27th at The Winchester Arms.

All girl, all sister, all kick-ass punk rock outfit MAID of ACE will be tearing up the county town as part of their UK tour, and it’s going to be unmissable. It’s a real coup to bring them to The Winchester Arms and we encourage you all to get familiar with them right away:

Not only that but Bristol all girl rock ‘n’ roll trio IDestroy will be joining them on the bill. IDestroy have been making a real name for themselves across the country and into Europe over the last couple of years, including a memorable set at our very own Outcider Festival last summer. Catch them in Taunton before they’re too big for us!

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.

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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Palooka 5 + The Electric Shakes + Last One Home @ The Winch, Taunton 6th May

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.

Doors 7.30pm
First band 8pm

Tickets £6 advance available from The Winchester Arms, Blackcat Records, G.C.Music And Collectables and online at

£7 on the door

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Cursus Festival 12th – 14th May 2017

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


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Skimmity Hitchers + The Inbredz + Palooka 5 @ The Winchester Arms, Taunton 2/2/17

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.


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Outcider Festival 2017 announces The Dreadnoughts as Saturday night headliner!

When we started up Outcider Festival in 2014 there was one band we dreamed of booking. A band who headlined the first ever sold-out Fuelled By Cider event in Bristol and who represented so much of what we are all about. Many obstacles were placed in the way of our dream, but we continued undeterred. We knew we must have them.

A band that talks the talk AND walks the walk. A band that helps its brothers and sisters in times of need and gets shit done. A band that plays punk rock with the skill of master craftsmen, while downing cider like demented pirates. A band that lives thousands of miles away but resides spiritually in the heart of the West Country.

Put aside your playthings and make way for the real deal.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please give a massive Outcider welcome to The Dreadnoughts – our Saturday night headliner for 2017!!!!


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New Palooka 5 EP released on Fuelled By Cider label

STOP PRESS – Palooka 5’s debut 4 track EP released on the Fuelled By Cider label.

We are very excited to release Palooka 5’s debut 4 track EP. Recorded and mixed at FBC HQ by James Pagella.

Dishing up a keg load of fuzzy organ surf psych – with an ‘Apocalpyse Now’ twist – some of you will have been lucky enough to catch them at our events last summer. We have already booked them to play at events in 2017 so get in quick and bag a CD while you still can at…

Fuelled By Cider will also be helping them at their launch weekend gigs and we hope to see you there…

Fri 25th Nov at The Plough Inn Taunton, TA1 1PB

Sat 26th Nov at Blackcat Records, Taunton TA1 1TG (at 2.30pm approx)

“We love the smell of cider in the morning, it smells like….Victory!”


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Scrumpy & Western Extravaganza featuring The Wurzels 21st / 22nd July, 2017

We are delighted to announce this one-off celebration of all things Scrumpy & Western on 21st and 22nd July 2017 at Fernhill Farm in Somerset.

The covered barn stage will host the very best cider-fuelled, dung-kickin’ acts in the West Country, headlined on the Saturday night by none other than the Godfathers of Scrumpy & Western The Wurzels.

Other acts already confirmed for this extravaganza of cider, music and camping include The Skimmity Hitchers, Surfin Turnips, Bill Smarme and The Bizness, The Inbredz, Corky, The Shinkickers, Dorset Phil, The Scrumpy Swillers, the Rock N Roll Town Crier and Wreckers Morris with more to come!

Tent camping is included in the ticket price and live-in vehicles are welcome for an extra charge.

Weekend and day tickets are available NOW from (booking fees apply)

A limited number of half price tickets for under-14s are also available (ticket holder must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18+).

Please note that Fernhill Farm is a working farm and therefore no dogs or glass are allowed anywhere on site.

Please join our Facebook page for further updates:


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Tickets on sale NOW for our 2017 festivals!

Don’t be sad at the passing of summer… look forward to the next one!!

Early Bird tickets are already on sale for our fabulous range of music festivals next summer – The Cursus Cider & Music FestivalCamping Be Cider Seaside (May), SouthCider Festival & Outcider Festival – they are limited in number and selling well though so get in quick!

We also have some brand new and very special events for you to sample and enjoy in summer 2017, both cider-flavoured and located in the heart of the West Country.

More information on all of these events (including line-ups) will soon be posted on Facebook and the individual event pages, so keep your eyes peeled!

Here’s to another fantastic summer of live music, good people, and great cider.

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