Louise Distras (full band) + 51st State @ Winchester Arms, Taunton, 10th October

Louise Distras brings her full band to Taunton for the very first time as part of her extensive UK tour, in association with Fuelled By Cider.

Fresh from a packed house performance at Rebellion and appearing at our very own Outcider festival, this is a chance to catch Louise in a great small venue.


Support comes from local agit-punk rascals 51st State:


Doors 7.30pm

Tickets £6 adv / £8 otd

Available from Black Cat Records (Taunton) and online at


Over 18s only, please bring photo ID. ROAR.

The Winchester Arms, Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4ADTaunton 1-0

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Louise Distras (full band) + IDestroy @ The Plough, Bristol, 9th October

Fuelled By Cider favourite Louise Distras comes to The Plough in Easton as part of her UK tour.

Fresh from a packed house performance at Rebellion, and appearing at our very own Outcider festival, this is an opportunity to see Louise and her band doing what they do best in an intimate venue.


Support from local all-girl rock ‘n’ roll trio IDestroy:


Bands from 9pm.

Followed by DJ Clarence until late.

Entry by donation on the night to local charity “Borderlands” organised by Easton Cowboys FC.

Over 18s only.

The Plough, 223 Easton Rd, Bristol, City of Bristol BS5 0EG

Plough A4 size

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Smokey Bastard + Muff Said + They Shinkickers @ Stag and Hounds, Bristol, Saturday 14th November

They’re back and better than ever!

After a brief hiatus while recording their new album “Back To The Drawing Room”, Smokey Bastard are taking to the road to officially launch it and kick up a folk-punk frenzy like they’ve never been away.

Formed in early 2007, Reading-based Folk-Punk outfit Smokey Bastard started with the intention of being the UK’s answer to the likes of Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly.

After self-releasing their debut album, “Propping Up the Floor” in 2009, Smokey Bastard began incorporating influences from further afield resulting in 2011’s “Tales From The Wasteland”, released on Bomber Music.

Now, after touring the UK and mainland Europe, playing a live Maida Vale session for the BBC Radio 1 Punk Show and countless festival appearances, Smokey Bastard will be released their third offering “Back To The Drawing Room” on Bomber Music after a hugely successful Pledge Music campaign.

With a more progressive approach to rhythm and song writing, Smokey Bastard are pushing the limits of what you thought Folk-Punk could be.

We’re delighted to be hosting them in their second home of Bristol at the Stag and Hounds on Old Market.

Plus two fantastic local supports to kick the night off:

Rambling, shambling, cider slurpin’ folk tales from THEY SHINKICKERS – a rarely seen side project of Jamer from The Surfin’ Turnips.

And top notch urban ska vibes from the much loved MUFF SAID. Bring yer dancin’ shoes.


Doors 7.30pm.

Advance tickets online and in person from Bristol Ticket Shop:


See you down the front!

 Smokey Bastard Nov 2016

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Somerset Halloween Hooley, Saturday 31st October, Norton Fitzwarren

After frightening the good folk of Dorset the night before, we’ll be getting our ghoulies out again for the cider zombies of Somerset on Halloween proper.

Norton Fitzwarren village hall is located next to the remains of the old Taunton Cider brewery so we’re expecting spectral visits from its ex-employees and customers…

Getting everyone up and on the dancefloor will be the cider-enhanced Skimmity Hitchers plus local folk-rock young’uns The Incas with extra DJ action from the Rock ‘n’ roll Town Crier!

Tonight’s gig will also include dedicated kid’s entertainment in a separate room.

Prizes for best fancy dress!

£8 (advance) / £10 (on the door)

Under 16s half price!

Tickets available online at http://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/products or in person from the Norton Fitzwarren Co-op store (Morse Lane) and Blackcat Records (Taunton).

Norton Fitzwarren Halloween Hooley

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Dorset Halloween Hooley, Friday 30th October, Sixpenny Handley

What better place for a Halloween get together than a haunted village hall in deepest, darkest Dorset…?

As well as the Halloween staples of dressing up, looking scary and getting riotously drunk we will also be bringing you top notch live music from the locally renowned (and definitely not Afear’d) Skimmity Hitchers plus the fantastic Jawbone and DJ Dapper DAN!

Fully licensed bar including local ciders.

£8 (advance) / £10 (on the door)

Under 16s half price!

Advance tickets available from Square Records, Wimborne, or online from http://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/products


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Neck + Surfin’ Turnips + Mick O’Toole @ The Exchange, Bristol November 7th

The Exchange, Bristol, BS2 0EJ

Saturday 7th November

Doors 7.30pm

£8 advance (plus b/f) from Bristol Ticket Shop in person or online: http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/eventdetails.aspx?e=10358
£10 on the door

A wild and unholy mash-up of Irish & West Country cider-folk-punk, served with lashings of booze and a moshpit to match!

Pheweee, this is gonna be good…

Neck: Taking their lead, both musically & ideologically, from the other mighty London rebel bands – The Pagues and The Clash – NECK ‘carry the torch’ a stage further with their own, unique London-Irish brew of wild, swirling Traditional Irish music & raucous, full-on Pink Rock : rip-roaring, irrepressible ‘Psycho-Ceilidh!’


Surfin’ Turnips: Proper job scrumpy punkers from old Bristol town, these boys are cult legends in the South West. Fusing The Ramones and The Wurzels in an orgy of fast riffs, cider and marrow dancing, you’re not truly from the West Country until you’ve seen them play.


Mick O’Toole: Blending Irish, cider AND punk rock elements into one glorious package, these upcoming rascals from Wiltshire are fast building a reputation as a crackin’ live act. Recent shows at The Fleece and supports with legendary punks UK Subs have shown the world that they mean business.



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Gaz Brookfield + Funke & The Two Tone Baby, Taunton 6th December

Two of Fuelled By Cider’s favourite acts hit the road together for an exclusive co-headline tour and we are very excited to be hosting them at The Winchester Arms in Taunton on December 6th.

The venue capacity is strictly limited to 100 people so we are expecting tickets to fly out fast. Please don’t miss out!

Tickets £8 advance from http://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/product/gaz-brookfield-funke-the-two-tone-baby-taunton-6th-december  and soon from Blackcat Records and Winchester Arms. £10 on the door.

Doors 7.30pm.

Gaz&Funke Tour Poster

The venue operates an 18+ policy too so please bring photo ID on the night.

Often described as two of the hardest working musicians on the circuit and clocking over 1,500 shows between them, Gaz and Funke are bringing their unique mix of folk-punk anthems and mechanical alt-blues beats to some of the UK’s finest independent venues.

With the final tour date (Bristol Fleece) selling out 4 months in advance, a pair of critically acclaimed albums and a summer of festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Beautiful Days and Boomtown Fair, be sure to catch their last shows of 2015.

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Benny Mayhem video interview!

We had a great time this summer with Benny Mayhem, recording his new EP in the Fuelled By Cider studio and promoting him at various venues in the South West (including our very own Outcider Festival!).

If you want a little more insight into our favourite acoustic punk troubadour then check out this short interview filmed in the Fuelled By Cider studio:

We’re hoping to host Benny on his next trip over from Australia so watch this space! In the meantime you can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and all the usual suspects…

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Camping Be Cider Seaside open now!

Tickets available on the gate for whole weekend (fri – mon) or Sat night only. Come on down and enjoy yourself! Full pricing info on post below and event poster! See you there.

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Camping Be Cider Seaside! 28th – 31st August (bank holiday weekend)

Bredy Farm, Dorset, DT6 4ND (near Burton Bradstock)

A long weekend of simple camping, quality cider and happy vibes at an austerity-bustin’ price.

Plus Saturday night music from Scrumpy & Western cider suppers Skimmity Hitchers!

– Hand built bar providing quality local ciders, ale and the rest at less-than-pub prices.*

– Camp fire.

– Breakfast bar and all day barbecue.*

– Families, well behaved dogs  and camper vans welcome!
Friday till Monday just £20 per adult and £10 for 6-16 year olds. 5 years and under free!

Saturday night gig only ticket just £5 (£10 with one night’s camping).

Located on working farmland with views of the beautiful Jurassic Coast and Bride Valley.

Near to beaches, the South West coastal path, Bridport, Dorchester and much more!

Weekend and Saturday tickets available from http://www.fuelledby.bigcartel.com/products

Saturday only tickets also available from Bridport Tourist Info and Bredy Farm cider shed.

Don’t delay, book now for a bargain bank holiday to remember!

*Only food and drink purchased on site can be consumed in the bar and camp fire area.Be Cider Seaside final version.aspx

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