Cursus Cider & Music Festival, 24th – 26th May 2019… FULL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED!

Full festival and ticket info at www.cursusfestival.com

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The Slackers + Cartoon Violence at Exchange, Bristol, 26th October

Fuelled By Cider are excited to be co-promoting this gig at Exchange Bristol. The Slackers headlined Outcider Festival in 2016 and it’s great to see them back in the West Country all the way from New York City.

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Fri 26th Oct | 7pm | 14+

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The Slackers
www.theslackers.com
The Slackers are self styled masters of Reggae, Ska and Rock’n’Roll from New York City.

The Slackers began in 1991 in NYC. After years of local gigs and rehearsing in a dingy basement in Manhattan’s lower east side, the band released its debut album, Better Late Than Never, in 1996. The band’s success resulted in the release of a second album, Red Light, on the Epitaph label in 1997. Since then the Slackers have released 11 more studio albums (The Question, Wasted Days, Slackers & Friends, Close My Eyes, Slackers in Dub, Peculiar, Boss Harmony Sessions, Self Medication, Lost and Found, The Great Rocksteady Swindle, and The Slackers [self-titled, 2016] ) 3 live albums (Live at Ernestos, Upsettin Ernestos, Slack in Japan), several EPs (International War Crimminal, My Bed is a Boat), and numerous singles and compilation tracks.

Since 1997 the Slackers have played over 100 shows every year in a total of 46 american states, 7 Canadian provinces, 22 European countries, 5 Latin American countries, and 2 Asian countries.

The band’s musical style is distinct from their contempories; a mix of early Jamaican music with classic 50’s and 60s American styles. There are influences from 50s and 60s Rock’n’Roll, Rythmn and Blues, Jazz and Latin music. Singer Vic Ruggiero has coined the term ‘Jamaican Rock’nRoll.’ to describe it. He says, “The band might play a classic Jamaican style but the vocals are distinctly American east coast, revealing the obvious connection of Jamaican music to the Doo-Wop of Harlem and the Bronx.”

With the demise of record companies over the last 5 years, the Slackers have successfully used crowdfunding (www.bigtun.es/theslackers.) to release new music including the latest release, The Slackers [self-titled] in February 2016.

Tickets: https://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/product/the-slackers-at-the-exchange-bristol-26th-october

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The Eskies + Noble Jacks at The Fleece, Bristol, 8th November

Fuelled By Cider are excited to announce the return of much-lauded Dublin band The Eskies to Bristol on Thursday 8th November 2018.

Another summer of major festival appearances and the success of their second album ‘And Don’t Spare The Horses’ has cemented The Eskies’ reputation as one Ireland’s best emerging artists.

Purveyors of music that meanders from sea soaked waltz to Italian tarantella, from Brassy funeral march-esque lament to weep along Klezmar knees up, from chain gang holler to ragtime finger snap, The Eskies are renowned for their infectious live show and audience rapport. Their previous Bristol gig sold out well in advance and their step up to The Fleece is well deserved.

“From the sinister sway of ‘Eloise’ through to the jaunty ‘Jesus Don’t Save Me’ and the driving ‘Jailhouse Sun’, The Eskies have delivered a fascinating blend of fun-fuelled folk.” – The Independent

Support comes from foot stompin’ folk rockers Noble Jacks, who continue to make a big name for themselves on the venue and festival scene. Their spring tour of major cities was a huge success, with numerous shows including the Louisiana in Bristol selling out in advance.

TICKETS:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-eskies-noble-jacks-tickets-45919389129

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DOORS: 7.30pm

This is an all ages show but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Black Water County + The Hawkmen at The Old Ship Inn, Dorchester 24th November

An absolute whopper of a double header tonight in Dorchester as two of the county town’s favourite bands team up for a night of premium live music.

£10 advance

Dorset’s own Black Water County have taken the live scene and festival circuit by storm in just a few years – their brand of Celtic folk punk being delivered with youth, energy and a healthy dollop of humour. They’ve featured at major festivals such as Beautiful Days and Boomtown while making themselves an institution at Fuelled By Cider events, with some European tour action thrown in for good measure!

http://blackwatercounty.co.uk/

Bristol’s fast-rising, hot ticket The Hawkmen join the action tonight as part of their autumn tour. Bringing an original and authentic take on rockabilly, northern soul and R&B, they ooze style and class that other bands would burn their record collections for. Currently receiving regular radio play for new single ‘Soulful Dress’ from the Craig Charles BBC 6 Funk & Soul Show, and hand-picked by the man himself for support slots in London, Liverpool and Edinburgh, this is a band going places.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/ae91dfd9-c390-4f9f-953b-7bef02adf43a

Doors 7.30pm

Advance tickets £10 (+ 50p b/f) from https://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/product/black-water-county-the-hawkmen-at-the-old-ship-dorchester-24th-novemner

Hard copy tickets available soon from Simon Guy / The Old Ship Inn.

Advance ticket holders will also get exclusive entry into the aftershow party at Cafe jagos from midnight!

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Mad Dog Mcrea + Beans On Toast at Bridgwater Town Hall, Friday 21st December

Fuelled By Cider are pleased to announce Mad Dog Mcrea‘s traditional pre-Xmas party in Bridgwater, Somerset on Friday 21st December.

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This is always a packed out end to the year with a brilliant atmosphere and Mad Dog’s unique blend of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music!

And a great night just got even better with the uniquely brilliant Beans On Toast added as support for the night. An astonishingly popular act in his own right, this is shaping up to be one of the South West’s gigs of the year!

Tickets for this gig at Town Hall Bridgwater are available online now HERE

Advance booking is highly recommended.

£16 + 50p booking fee

14+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Doors 7.00pm

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The Hawkmen ‘Soulful Dress’ Tour – various venues 19th Oct – 1st Dec

Bristol’s hottest rockin’ band The Hawkmen are back on tour between 19th October and 1st December to promote their brand new single ‘Soulful Dress’.

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Fresh from a busy summer of stand-out festival performances and repeated radio play from BBC 6 Music’s Craig Charles (Funk & Soul Show), NOW is the time to catch The Hawkmen on the up.

For fans of Rockabilly / Northern Soul / R&B / Country.

See tour poster for venues and dates.

Single released 15th October 2018.

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Imprints ‘Flagship’ Tour – various venues 2nd – 24th November

Fuelled By Cider’s folk-rock festival favourites Imprints hit the road in November 2018 for a whirlwind West Country venue tour.

2019 is set to be their biggest year by far following some stunning performances at Boomtown Fair, OUTWest Festival and Great Dorset Steam Fair this past summer, so catch them up close and personal while you still can!

See tour poster for date and venue details.

Imprints Tour Poster Nov 2018

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Cursus Cider & Music Festival, 24th – 26th May 2019

Now in our fifth year, Cursus Cider & Music Festival has a fantastic reputation for a friendly, intimate vibe with lots of fun and zero hassle. Come once and you’ll be back!

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Fully stocked bar, locally sourced food, communal camp fire and a range of international, national and local acts live on stage.

The full line-up for 2019 has now been announced and it’s a cracker!! Very excited to announce our headliners as Canadian cider-polka-punk legends The Dreadnoughts (Friday), hugely popular UK folk-punks Ferocious Dog (Saturday) and Dublin’s fabulous folk fellas The Eskies (Sunday).

They’ll be joined by an impressive supporting bill including Will Varley, Dakka Skanks, Gaz Brookfield, Skimmity Hitchers, Black Water County, Freeborn Brothers, The Lagan, Sweetchunks Band, Knocksville, Palooka 5, Sick Love, Jake Martin, Monkey Bizzle, Nosebleed, Splink, SN Dubstation and B-Sydes, plus a SURPRISE SPECIAL GUEST by the campfire on Friday night…

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Early Bird tickets are SOLD OUT!

Standard Price tickets are now on sale, including reduced prices for Under 18s and Under 5s. We pride ourselves on offering affordable ticket and bar prices while guaranteeing high quality throughout.

Tickets on sale HERE

Tents and live-in vehicles are welcome in our huge green camping areas.

Dogs and children are very welcome but no glass or fires as this is a working farm.

Full details at http://www.cursusfestival.com

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Outcider Festival, 2nd – 4th August 2019

Outcider Festival is BACK for it’s sixth outing on 2nd – 4th August 2019 at Fernhill Farm in the Mendip hills, just 10 miles south of Bristol.

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Early Bird Tickets are on sale but selling fast so please get in quick to secure a festival bargain!

Tickets available HERE

Tickets are limited to just 500 lucky people who will enjoy 2 alternating stages of original live music in different genres, plus a mouth watering choice of West Country ciders at the Fuelled By Cider bar.

Line-up to be announced shortly but as ever the emphasis will be on quality and originality throughout the bill with some impressive headline acts.

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

We’re sorry but this an 18+ event and no dogs are allowed as it is a working farm.

Full Terms & Conditions can be found at www.outciderfestival.co.uk

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Cursus Cider & Music Festival, Dorset, 25th – 27th May 2018

Cursus 2018 LINE UP V2 PRESS

We’re just a couple of weeks away from our first great festival of 2018!!!

Now in its 4th year, Cursus is renowned for its friendly, unpretentious atmosphere and this year boasts an amazing line-up for a festival with just a 400 capacity!

Fantastic Saturday night headliners Skinny Lister will be playing a rare UK small festival date, and will be joined by mighty Australian folk-punks The Rumjacks plus Gaz Brookfield & The Company Of Thieves, New Town Kings, The Skimmity Hitchers, Black Water County, Popes of Chillitown, Matilda’s Scoundrels, The Surfin’ Birds, The Intercepteurs, IDestroy, The Hawkmen, Cuba Libre music, Smiley & The Underclass, Andy Twyman – One Man Band, Surfin Turnips, The Outlaw Orchestra, The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show, Sinful Maggie and Stealing Whiskey with DJ action from Skanking Delights with DJ Dapper DAN, Bluetown Rumble and a few surprise guests!!

The site is lush and spacious and we welcome tents, live-in vehicles, families and well-behaved dogs. Our bar is stocked with an array of West Country ciders plus real ale, lager, wine and spirits, and locally-sourced food will be served by Made in Dorset. Truly it’s a small local festival with a wider perspective!

Adult tickets start at just £55 with huge discounts for under 18s and under 5s. Full ticket and festival information can be found at http://www.cursusfestival.com

Get organised and book now to avoid bank holiday disappointment!

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