Dorchester’s prodigal sons The Skimmity Hitchers return to the county town on Friday 26th April, with a bagful of stories and a thirst for cider…
Special guest support act confirmed as West Country hip-hop / reggae/ primate rock dudes Monkey Bizzle!
Rising from the cider soaked floors of Dorset’s back street boozers, 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.
The ‘Hitchers blend razor sharp parodies and original material with a raucous stage show, spontaneous audience interaction, cheeky banter and general cider shenanigans…
Tickets are £10 in person from The Old Ship or Simon Guy, or online from https://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/ (50p booking fee applies online).
Tonight’s gig is part of Fuelled By Cider’s regular promotions at The Old Ship Inn, supporting original live music in Dorchester and the wider West Country.
Information and ticket sales for all our gigs and festivals can be found at www.fuelledbycider.com
Back at The Ropemakers in Bridport by popular demand, it’s Fuelled By Cider’s favourite 60s-surf-psych-garage heroes Palooka 5!
Music from 9.30pm
FREE ENTRY all night.
…this is the most quirky band that you’re likely to come across: 60s surf and garage music played on original vintage instruments. Our LP ‘Rough Magic’ received airplay throughout the summer from BBC Radio 6 Music’s Gideon Coe. Expect originals, alongside the odd fresh interpretation of The Sonics, The Ventures and The Cramps. This is Rock n Roll cut to the bone!
“Palooka 5 tick all the boxes for that curl-shooting, shape-throwing, surf hoodang you’ve always dreamed of”. – Shindig Magazine
“Palooka 5 play their own brand of surf music, tinged with a large inspirational helping of the B52’s, just what the Doctor ordered to bring a smile to the face.” – UK Festival Guides
“…..after a very entertaining opening band, Palooka 5 who play splendid organ-driven surf” – UK Rock n Roll Magazine
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
Fuelled By Cider’s favourite one man alt-blues explosion Funke & The Two Tone Baby returns to Bristol on Saturday 2nd March at Exchange on Old Market, with support from Mike Dennis.
Funke and the Two Tone Baby is a one man sonic explosion. Uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.
From supporting Skinny Lister, Beans on Toast, Hayseed Dixie and Mercury Prize nominees The Comet is Coming to a 40 date festival tour in 2017, including standout shows at Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory and Hungary’s Sziget Festival, Funke has quickly becoming a must-see act on the festival and touring circuit. 2018 saw yet more shows from Funke and his long awaited third album made it another busy year.
Support comes from Bristol’s super-talented son Mike Dennis. Mike is a classically-trained violinist whose boyhood love of Run DMC, Beastie Boys and Gangstarr led him to create a unique kind of string-heavy hip hop music he refers to as Violinica. Performing using Jess (violin), a loop pedal and a cajon, Mike builds up layers of dense harmony and embellishes with thoughtful, energetic rhymes drawing inspiration from daily British life and the perils and profits of love with a geeky fanaticism for rhythm-bending and syncopation. https://mikedennis.bandcamp.com/
You won’t have seen an artist like this before.
£9 advance (+b/f) from the Fuelled By Cider Ticket Shop or in person from Bristol Ticket Shop.
Ages 14+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)