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August 2019

Great Dorset Steam Fair: Michael Oliver Marquee

August 24, 2019 @ 4:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Tarrant Hinton, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8HX, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8HX
Various ticket prices - check event website for details

Get in!!  We'll be playing two sets of raucous, cider-fuelled Scrumpy & Western music at the Michael Oliver Marquee. Guaranteed good times. 16:45 - 17:45 21:45 - 22:45 Come and join the chaos! More details be yurr.

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Watchet Music Festival

August 25, 2019
Watchet Mucis Festival, The Down, Brendon Rd, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0HS
Various ticket prices - check event website for details

We're well excited to (fianlly!) be on the line up for this fantastic jewel of a west country festival overlooking the sea on the Somerset coast. We'll be stomping the boards of the Udder Stage on Sunday 25th, but there's a whole weekend of great bands, great cider an lush views to enjoy for the…

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September 2019

RockStock & Barrel Cider & Cheese festival, Derbyshire

September 13, 2019
Rockstock & Barrel
Various ticket prices - check event website for details

As you knows, we generally don't go past Sherborne, cos it's too far north, but sometimes we makes a bit of an exception for an event that's a bit special.  How special? OK, how about a cider and cheese festival in Derbyshire, headlined by the stonking Skinny Lister? Pretty good, yarp? You can check out…

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Bransgore Rotary Beer and Music Festival

September 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Three Tuns, Ringwood Road
Bransgore, BH23 8JH

100 beers, in a pub, with live music..... There are definitely worse ways to spend your Saturday!  Doors open from 12pm, and we'll be peeling ourselves away from the bar between 2 and 4 to make a racket for you to drink to.

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October 2019

New Forest Cider craft apple pressing weekend

October 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - October 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
New Forest Cider, Pound Lane
Burley, Hampshire BH24 4ED

We loves the New Forest cider making weekend we does. Two days of larking about in a barn with enough cider to take out a herd of  alcoholic elephants. On top of that, there's demonstrations of steam powered cider presses, black smithing, wassailing and probably some badger touching if you play your cards right. The…

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Sub89, Reading (Wurzels Support)

October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sub89, 110-117 Friar St, Reading RG1 1EP

Here we go! First night of the Wurzels! Cider will be drunk and fun will be had, but can we keep the party going until December 22nd in Bath? Only one way to find out... Buy yer tickets here.

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November 2019

Stoke Beer & Cider Festival

November 8, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Stoke Beer & Cider Festival, China Hall, Old Spode Works,
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 1JH United Kingdom
£3 – £5

We survived our last trip to the far north (Derby's in the north, right?) so we're frothing with excitement to be heading back that way again to the Stoke Beer & Cider Festival.  Apart from the obvious enormous selection of beer and cider, there will loads of food, plenty of non-liquid entertainment and something called…

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The Factory, Barnstaple (Wurzels support)

November 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Factory, Petroc Brannams Campus
Oakwood Close, Roundswell, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 3NJ

We never bin to Barnstaple before but we're reliably informed that it's got plenty of cider swillin' wierdos to help us warm up the crowd for the legendary Wurzels on day 2 of the MJR Wurzels Christmas tour. Get yurr tickets yurr....

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Wyvern Theatre, Swindon (Wurzels support)

November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thw Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square
Swindon, SN1 1QN
£22.50 – £25.50

Another day on the Wurzel wagon and another new venue.   We've been told that the Wyven theatre is 'well swanky' but you know how it goes - get some scrumpy down yer neck and soon you'll be dancin like it's yer sister's 16th birthday. Tickets be available from here.

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The Engine Rooms, Southampton (Wurzels support)

November 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Engine Rooms, West Quay Road Industrial Estate
Southampton, SO15 1GZ

Ohhh Southampton!  We missed you last year - but we're back and we're up for a proper knees up on day 4 of the MJR Wurzels Christmas tour.  We've a lot to catch up on so get a ticket, get the pints in and we'll see you down the front. Tickets available from yurr.

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December 2019

The Fleece, Bristol (Mad Dog McRea support)

December 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Fleece, 12 St Thomas Street
Bristol, BS1 6JJ

BOOM!! We're heading back to The Fleece Bristol on Friday 6th December to support the one and only Mad Dog Mcrea alongside Flats And Sharps. Why not buy yerself an early Christmas present - tickets are on sale now for a top night of live music and a bit of cider guzzling! See you there me 'ansum!

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The Ropemakers, Bridport

December 19, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Ropemakers, 36, West Street
Bridport, Dorset DT6 3QP

Is it Christmas already? Yer poor liver has only just recovered from the summer festy season and it's already time for the Skimmity - Ropies crimble knees up? We usually do this on Christmas eve eve eve, but what with one thing and another it's been pushed back to, erm, Christmas eve eve eve eve…

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Wurzels Wescountry Christmas Party, The Globe, Cardiff

December 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Globe, 125 Albany Road
Cardiff, CF24 3PE

There b'aint no party like a Wurzels Christmas Party! Kicking off a three day bender, we're joining the Wurzels on their office Christmas piss up. Tonight we're popping into The Globe in Cardiff to pre -load, get our lippy on and get the dancin' started. Tickets available from Eventbrite.

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Wurzels Westcountry Christmas Party, The Garage, London

December 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner
London, N5 1RD

It's day two of the three day bender that is the Wurzels Wescountry Christmas party!  We've had a few drinks in Cardiff and now it's off to  the village of London to kick up the sawdust at the Garage, which is in the east of the west country, apparently.  Expect legions of ex-pat bumpkins, overdoing…

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Wurzels Wescountry Christmas party, Komedia, Bath

December 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Komedia, 22-23 Westgate Street
Bath, BA1 1EP
£16.80 – £19.04

We're into the third and final night of the Wurzels Westcountry Christmas party.  Who will be the last man standing?  Will  Drum Cheddar and Rat Back have started caning the Apple Sourz like men posessed? Will Magners be dancing to Abba's greatest hits? Will Tatty be sat on the stairs, crying with his strappy sandals…

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New Year’s Eve in Weymouth!!

December 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
The Rendezvous, 49 St Thomas Street
Weymouth, Dorset
Door charges apply - check event web pages for details

Oh yes.. New Year's Eve in the original bad town on the coast!  Drimk irresponsibly! Argue with your friends and loved ones! Punch a seagull!! Got that all out of your system? Great...then get yourself down the Rendevous on the Quayside for a whole day's worth of entertainment for all the family to see you…

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January 2020

Wassail!! Rich’s Cider Farm, Highbridge, Somerset

January 18 @ 7:30 pm
Rich’s Cider Farm, Watchfield
Highbridge, Somerset TA9 4RD
£7.50 – £12

If there's anything that demonstrates the sheer lunacy of the good cider folk of the west country, it's our tradition of gathering on a cold rainy night in January to watch a young maiden stuff toast into an apple tree, before a couple of blokes fire off a bloody gurt big shotgun... Yes! Tis wassail…

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Cider Sunday- The Exchange, Bristol

January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm
The Exchange, 72-73, Old Market Street
Bristol, BS2 0EJ

It's been far too long since The Skimmity Hitchers played Bristol so we're bringing back Cider Sunday for a one-off special at the wonderful Exchange venue on the afternoon of January 19th. As it's a bit of a special gig, expect some extra treats on the day including a fine support act and maybe some…

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February 2020

Bideford Palladium

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Palladium Club, Bideford, Lower Gunstone
Bideford, EX39 2DE

A rare chance to catch the Skimmity boys in North Devon as we hitch up the wagon and head to The Palladium Club in Bideford for a night of cider-fuelled madness. The night will also double up as a mini cider festival so prepare your thirst for a choice of apple-based delights and get down…

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March 2020

The Cellar Bar, Bournemouth

March 13 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Cellar Bar, 529 Christchurch Road
Bournemouth, BH1 4AG United Kingdom

Dorset Sunshine Cider & Shindig! present the return of The Skimmity Hitchers to the hive of scum & villainy that is the Cellar Bar in the seedy underbelly of Bournemouth. This gig is brought to you once again courtesy of our kind sponsors Dorset Sunshine Cider. In previous years they have broken the bar's record for…

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