The Hawkmen + Palooka 5 @ The Monarch, Camden, Friday 16th February

Two of Fuelled By Cider‘s favourite bands The Hawkmen and Palooka 5 head up to London Town on Friday 16th February for a night of Rockabilly / Northern Soul / Country / R&B / Surf / Psych / Garage at the legendary Monarch venue in Camden.

Entry is free all night so spread the word and hit the dancefloor!

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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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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.

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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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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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Skimmity Hitchers + Imprints + Sinful Maggie @ Dorchester Corn Exchange, 20th April 2018

In what has become something of an annual tradition, The Skimmity Hitchers will be back at The Corn Exchange, Dorchester, Dorset on Friday April 20th 2018 for a full-on night of live music and cider drinkin’!

It’s a tough job to match the line-up of previous years but we think we’ve done the business once again with the amazing talents of festival folk-rockers Imprints and Dorset’s accordion-punk whippersnappers Sinful Maggie.

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Lovely venue, big stage, live music, lots of cider and the best crowd in the South West… put the date in your diary!

Tickets available NOW online at•-skimmity-hitchers-2018/

Also available in person from the Corn Exchange, or our dodgy ticket tout Simon Guy in the various pubs of Dorch-vegas…

Promoted by Fuelled By Cider in conjunction with Dorchester Arts.

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SOLD OUT!!! The Dreadnoughts EXCLUSIVE UK gig, Bristol, April 22nd

SOLD OUT!!! NO tickets available advance or on the door – sorry guys :(

Delighted to be hosting Canadian polka-folk-punk legends The Dreadnoughts in Bristol on 22nd April as part of their whirlwind 4 day European mini-tour.

Support from West Country cider-fuelled nutjobs Skimmity Hitchers and The Surfin’ Turnips.

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

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It’s time to get excited and plan your 2018 summer festivals! Look no further than the bank holiday May 25th – 27th at The Cursus Cider & Music Festival on the beautiful Cranborne Chase in Dorset.

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

Get organised and book now to avoid bank holiday disappointment!

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BroadCider Festival, Ilminster, Saturday 14th July 2018

A proper job West Country cider festival in the heart of Somerset.

Now in its second year, 2018’s event will be held on Saturday 14th July at

Broadway & Horton Cricket Club, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9JX

Bringing you a fine selection of ciders, live music and food all day.

Limited camping also available.

Following a fantastic first year in which tickets sold out in advance, we’re back with another great line-up of original live music. This year’s headliners are folk-punk sensations Black Water County who have been taking the festival scene by storm for the past few years. BWC bring an energetic live show of stout (and cider!) 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!

They’ll be joined by a stellar line-up of Palooka 5, Ocean Sunset View, John D Revelator, Sam Cockram, Last One Home, The Bazookaz, Bad Cowboys and Jack Humphries, who’ll be serving up an eclectic mix of folk, pop, country, indie, punk and surf music between them!

Adult tickets are £15 for the day, with under 18s at just £5 and under 5s £1!

They are on sale NOW at and in person from Horton Post Office and Bath Place Music (Taunton).

Limited camping is available for £10 per tent / camper van but must be booked in advance (online only).

Advance booking is recommended as many people missed out last year – we look forward to seeing you there!

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Outcider Festival, Somerset, 3rd – 5th August 2018

Outcider Festival returns for its 5th year, promising 3 days and nights of original live music and cider-fuelled fun.

The line-up has now been announced and tickets are already selling quickly due to previous years’ sold out success.


As ever, Outcider Festival offers you the following…

2 covered bar stages with alternating acts
Communal camp fire with late night music
Fully stocked festival bar with a range of ciders as well as ale, lager, wine and spirits
Lush camping field – tents and live-in vehicles welcome
Food concessions, face painting and a few other surprises!
Plus the best festival punters on the planet :)

We’re sorry but this festival does not allow under 18s, dogs, open fires or glass as it is a working farm.

Full details can be found at

Come and join the one big happy family :)

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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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