Les Carter (Carter USM / Ferocious Dog) w/ Nick Parker, Jake Martin & B-Sydes, Taunton 28th July

A real coup for Taunton as Les Carter (Carter USM / Ferocious Dog) heads up a night of amazing solo talent with Nick Parker, Jake Martin and B-Sydes at the CICCIC venue on Paul St.

Les Carter (Carter USM and Ferocious Dog)

Les is best known for his work in “Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine” in the early 90s, and these days for providing guitar for folk-punk kings “Ferocious Dog” as well as his long standing band “Abdoujaparov”. When Les is not on the road with said Dogs, he is on stage solo and acoustic! It´s a rare thing to see such a seasoned performer in such a small venue, performing such a stripped back set. Grab a ticket, get yourself a drink and get down the front! We will see you there!



Nick Parker
Come and see this man now, because we predict that in the not so distant future we may have to watch Nick from the back of the room; unable to wade through thousands of adoring fans! Nick is a firm favourite in the UK festival scene and is constantly on the road, entertaining audiences across the UK and mainland Europe. Like a fine cider he is well known and well loved in the West Country.


Jake Martin
Jake has spent the last 2 years touing his brand of angry folk punk practically non stop accross the UK, mainland Europe, America and Australia. Now he is back for another run with a brand new EP and a big bag of new songs! Those of you who caught his support slot with Gaz Brookfield in Taunton last year will know how good this lad is.


Ben has had a great year, with stand out performances including Gaz Brookfield support at Bristol´s sold out Bierkeller, a slot at Farmer Phil´s Festival, and playing for Sheer Music in Devizes. Ben´s songs are as unique as they are well crafted. Make sure to come early and check him out!


Doors 7pm

Tickets £8 advance / £10 on the door.

Strictly limited ticket numbers so advance booking is highly recommended in person or online from Creative Innovation Centre CIC

This is an all ages show in conjunction with Creative Innovation Centre CIC and Safe Gigs for Women.

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Skimmity Hitchers headlining a brilliant night of live music in Dorchester on Friday 20th April

Cider-swillin’ reprobates Skimmity Hitchers return to Dorchester Corn Exchange on Friday 20th
April for a night of live music and general wild fun.

Hugely popular in the West Country for their humorous and high-energy take on the Scrumpy & Western genre, the 4 boys will be taking over town with their blend of razor sharp parodies and home-pressed original material,
no doubt with a few surprises and a dancing badger thrown in for good measure.

The Hitchers’ Corn Exchange gig has become something of a yearly tradition, bringing in large
numbers of people from the local area and further afield. Alongside the attraction of seeing the
band in their natural environment, the quality of the supporting line-up has become a major
feature of the night. This year sees folk-rock festival favourites Imprints and local punk
youngsters Sinful Maggie doing the business, ahead of big summer festival appearances in
the South West and beyond.

Now in their eighth year, Skimmity Hitchers continue to attract a growing following based on
their unique live show and love for the West Country about which they sing.

Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions) and on sale from Dorchester Arts at
www.dorchesterarts.org.uk or by calling 01305 266926.

Doors open at 7.30pm and the first band will play at 8pm.

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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.

Black Water County Bristol

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 http://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/product/black-water-county-imprints-bristol-24th-march 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


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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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 http://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/ 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 www.outciderfestival.com

Come and join the one big happy family :)

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