Alright my beauties… it’s about time we blew away those winter blues as Spring is Springing and there’s cider to be drunk and dust to be blowing off those old dancing shoes.
Those little scallywags The Skimmity Hitchers and Imprints along with fellow scrumpers Corky and Cut Throat Francis are descending on the Exchange in Bristol in full-force cider-swilling, foot-stomping, knees-up mayhem.
Tickets will go fast for this one… get yours here:
Your mini cider festival and 2019 festival season warm-up line-up:
The Skimmity Hitchers:
Rising from the cider soaked floors of Dorset’s back street boozers, the Skimmity Hitchers now roam the full girth of the West Country and beyond. Bringing their dry and fruity blend of Scrumpy & Western music to venues, festivals and fairs, these scrumpy swillin’ reprobates appeal to young and old, and everyone from folkies to cider punks, beardy badgers to shifty blaggers.
Imprints are a Shanty-Folk-Rock cider fuelled explosion from Bristol. With songs covering everything from Space Pirates to Zelda’s political leanings, from the undead partying to waking up drunk and doing it all over again, Imprints will guarantee foot-stomping fun and the mightiest and fieriest of jigs.
Cut Throat Francis:
Cut Throat Francis are a four-piece band from Bristol, combining Folk, Swing and upbeat Eastern European flavours.
They are also known for the array of instruments they bring to their live show including The Banjo, Mandolin and Melodica as well as rich four-part harmonies and a thumping beat from the Cajon!
Agricultural hip-hop. World’s best, alright only, Scrumpy & Western rapper.
Ages 14+ but Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
Following the huge success of their last gig in Dorchester, Bristol’s hot ticket The Hawkmen return to the county town on Saturday 13th April brandishing a brand new album and their unique live sound.
For fans of rockabilly, northern soul, country and original R&B.
Support tonight comes from surf-psych-garage crazies Palooka 5.
Tickets £8 advance. £10 on the door.
Advance tickets available from the Fuelled By Cider Ticket Shop or in person from The Old Ship Inn or Simon Guy.
Fuelled By Cider’s favourite folk-punkers return to Bristol with an unquenchable thirst for good times and booze, sweet booze on Saturday 20th April.
Smashing their way into the UK folk punk scene since 2013, Black Water County 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.
Their live shows, which feature the dual lead vocals of Tim and Shan, are a thing of local legend and awe in their home county of Dorset, usually ending up with band members scattered throughout a frenzied crowd or a shoulder-mounted fiddle solo, to name but a couple of eventualities.
The band have recently released their debut album, TAKING CHANCES (released February 2017), the first taste of which came in the shape of the preceding singles, ‘One More Beer Won’t Hurt’ (released May 2016) and ‘Start Something New’ (released January 2017) and has since been followed by The Painful Truth (released June 2017).
Show-stealing appearances at Beautiful Days, Chagstock, Outcider Festival, Cursus Festival, Great Dorset Steam Fair and more have led to numerous European dates and 2019 looks like a big year for the band.
Support comes from Bristol’s own Cut Throat Francis, a band making a name for themselves on the local scene for their gypsy/swing/jazz sound. Supports with the likes of Imprints and The Baghdaddies and upcoming festival appearances including Outcider Festival have earmarked the band as a definite ‘one to watch’ for 2019.
£8 advance / £10 otd
Also online and in person from Bristol Ticket Shop
18+ venue so please bring photo ID
Gather up your friends and head to the seaside for our brand new 3 day indoor music festival extravaganza!
In Cider Festival is happening on 1st – 3rd February 2019 at Pontins Sand Bay holiday park, near Weston-super-Mare in Somerset. We’ll have exclusive use of the park for all 3 days and will be filling it with an amazing line-up of live music and Bluecoat entertainment! There is also a heated indoor swimming pool and games room to keep you out of mischief.
Standard Tickets with accommodation are priced at £165 per person (+ b/f) and booked per chalet (Single, twin, Double and Triple berths available).
Buy Tickets Here
Ticket price includes chalet accommodation, meals (evening meal Fri / Sat / Sun and breakfast Sat / Sun) plus all entertainment and leisure facilities. All you’ll need is a towel, a swimming costume and money for the bar!
Day Tickets and Weekend Tickets Without Accommodation are also available:
Friday Day Ticket: £29 + b/f
Saturday Day Ticket: £49 + b/f
Sunday Day Ticket: £39 + b/f
Weekend Ticket Without Accommodation: £99 + b/f
These tickets include an evening meal as well as all music, entertainment and leisure facilities but DO NOT include accommodation on site.
Doors open at 1pm on Friday (live music starts at 6.15pm) and 11am on Saturday and Sunday (live music starts at 12.15pm).
Our music line-up will be outstanding from beginning to end and includes the likes of Ferocious Dog, Skinny Lister, Tankus The Henge, Beans On Toast, Buster Shuffle, Gaz Brookfield, Skimmity Hitchers, Funke & The Two Tone Baby, Black Water County, The Leylines, Husky Tones, Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band, The Hawkmen, The Wood Burning Savages The Surfin’ Birds, Imprints, Nick Parker, Palooka 5 and John D Revelator with DJ Dapper Dan keeping you grooving until late!
Our Sunday fancy dress theme is SEA-CIDER so dig out your favourite beach and maritime garbs and join the fun…
Tickets are available from our online ticket shop but get in quick as Early Bird Tickets sold out immediately and Standard Price Tickets are being snapped up rapidly! Tickets are booked per room (not per person) and you can choose between Singles, Doubles, Twins and Triples.
The following Terms and Conditions apply:
* Tickets cannot be exchanged, refunded or transferred after purchase.
* The right of admission is reserved.
* You must keep your festival wristband on at all times. Persons without a wristband will be excluded from the
* Only alcohol and soft drinks bought on site may be consumed. Persons bringing alcohol from outside the festival
will be excluded from the site.
* No illegal drugs, nitrous oxide or legal highs can be brought onto the site.
* This is an 18+ event. If you are fortunate to look younger than 25 you will be asked for ID on entry. No ID, No
* Strobe lighting will be used at the festival.
* Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and offenders will be ejected from the site.
* You must not use the swimming pool or other leisure facilities while under the influence of alcohol.
* The management reserve the right to alter the advertised programme at any time.
* The ticket price includes an evening meal on Fri / Sat / Sun and breakfast on Sat / Sun / Mon.
* Bedding hire is included in the ticket price, however you will need to provide your own towels.
* With the exceptions of assistance dogs notified to us on booking, pets are not
allowed on site.
We’re very excited to announce that folk-rock-punk favourites The Leylines will be kicking off 2019’s amazing programme of live music at The Old Ship Inn, Dorchester, on Friday 8th February.
The Leylines were established in 2013, with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock. Founded by a group of musicians in Weston-super-Mare (via Bristol), wishing to combine their individual musical styles into something that isn’t quite folk, sort of punk, but 100% heart-pounding revelry. This unique sound, combined with frontman Steve Mitchell’s lyrics centred around life on the road and the state of society, has launched the band into the heart of the live music community and made them firm favourites of the festival circuit.
Support comes from two excellent local acts, Stealing Whiskey and Kipper Roberts.
Advance tickets are £10 on sale now from
Or speak to Simon Guy / The Old Ship Inn to reserve a hard copy ticket.
Fuelled By Cider… supporting original live music in the county town.
Lock up your badgers and stock up on cider… the WEST COUNTRY INVASION is coming to town!!
3 cider-fuelled acts from the heart of the South West hit The Monarch in Camden Town for a night of live music and mayhem. Ex-pats, cow pats and the urban curious are all welcome to this celebration of pure apple voodoo!!
Skimmity Hitchers – Razor sharp parodies and home pressed original material that delve into the deepest, darkest doings of the Wild South West. “The Wurzels on crack!” (NME)*
Palooka 5 – Apple-lyptic Surf / Psych / Garage. Rock n Roll – Cut to the Bone.
Monkey Bizzle – Primate-themed Hip Hop, Reggae, Grime and Funk featuring members of top crop hip-hop crew The Inbredz
Advance tickets £8 from The Monarch
Includes FREE ENTRY to club night afterwards.
Real cider on sale at the Monarch bar so get in early and start scrumpin’!
Over 18s only so please bring photo ID
*New Milton Enquirer