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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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.

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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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Mad Dog Mcrea 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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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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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. Expect a similar line up and vibe – Just good people, good music and tasty food & drink.

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.

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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Camping Be Cider Seaside IV, 26th – 28th May 2017

Such was the runaway success of Camping Be Cider Seasides I, II and III that we’ve simply got to do it again!

May bank holiday 26th – 29th sees our trusty formula of cheap tickets, beautiful location, friendly atmosphere and live music working it’s magic on the Dorset coast for the fourth time.

The line-up will be announced over the coming weeks but you can rely on us to fill it with talented, original acts ready to give you a great time.

Tickets go on sale on 29th September and a limited number of Early Bird bargains are available so get in quick!

Located in the beautiful Bride Valley just a stone’s throw from the famous Jurassic Coast, beaches and the market town of Bridport.

As usual families and well behaved dogs are welcome. No glass, fires or barbecues permitted on site.

We think you will agree that this is the best value bank holiday weekend camping in the whole of Dorset and maybe beyond…



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SouthCider Festival 30th June – 2nd July 2017

Southcider returns for the second year in 2017 on 30th June – 2nd July.

This festival is built upon the premise that people love simple, beautiful things. SouthCider invites you to enjoy the highest quality, original live music in an unpretentious, beautiful working farm environment.

No frills and no cheap thrills necessary. Relax, enjoy the surroundings and become the festival.

Southcider welcomes everyone from near and far to enjoy an eclectic mix of music from established national acts, upcoming talent and the best local artists. Full details of the line-up can be found very soon at

A range of tickets are available from full weekend (Fri-Sun) to single day tickets, with early bird offers and discounts for under 18s. Our austerity-busting ticket prices mean that you can relax and enjoy the event without selling the family silver! From first-timers to festival veterans, we think that you’ll love the simple, laid-back ethos of this event.

Food and drink are largely locally-sourced, some from the farm itself including Talbot Harris Cider!

Families, well behaved dogs, groups, couples and solo travellers all welcome! Pitch a tent or bring your caravan or camper van.

Please see for full details of location, ticketing, line-up and FAQs.

And if you want a flavour of what went on this year, check out this highlights video:

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OutCider Festival 4th – 6th August 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Outcider Festival.

Full line-up to be announced over the coming weeks but expect the same level of quality, originality and fun to blow you away once again!

Tickets are now on sale including a very limited amount of Early Bird bargains.

Please see for full information includoutcider-poster1ing ticket sales.

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