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February 2020

Bideford Palladium

February 22, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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May 2020

Franklin’s Night at Sandford Orchards, Crediton. Devon

May 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sandford Orchards, The Cider Works, Commonmarsh Lane
Crediton, Devon EX17 1HJ

Ever heard of Franklin nights? Nope, neither have we, but we're reliably informed by the very learned people down at Sandford Orchards in Crediton, that they're dark n' fearsome and involve cider, ale and a pact with the Devil, which is totally our kind of thing, so we're in! The mini-festival involves cider, music, BBQ,…

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Cursus Cider and music festival

May 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - May 24, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
Cursus festival, Canada Farm
Salisbury, SP5 5RX

We loves Cursus festival we do!  Small yet perfectly formed, it's the perfect place for people who just want to spend a weekend with their mates, have a few drinks, watch some bands and just have a good time with out any of that enchanted forest type festival bollocks getting in the way. We will…

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July 2020

CANCELLED! The Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare (Wurzels support)

July 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Grand Pier, Marine Parade
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset BS23 1AL United Kingdom

Oh Yes! We're back for the fourth year running!  This is a truly massive, cider-soaked west country shindig and if you haven't been before then you need to get yourself and your sister-cousin a ticket right now before they all sell out! Tickets are priced from £10 and are available from the Grand Pier website.

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Chickerell Steam Fair

July 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show, Moor Farm., Knights in the Bottom
Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4EA United Kingdom

As you know, us Skimmity lads are partial to a bit of steamy action, so we're all well chuffed to be returning to the Chickerell Steam and Vintage Rally. Expect to see all the usual steam fair suspects, plus vintage vehicles, craft and food stalls, a stack of bands and obviously, cider bars as far…

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Cheddar Valley Sunday @ Tucker’s Grave Inn

July 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tucker’s Grave Inn, Faulkland,
Radstock, Bath & North East Somerset BA3 5XF

February's Cider Sunday session at the Exchange in Bristol was such a bangin' success in Bristol that we're taking it on the road!! "Cheddar Valley Sunday" will be happening at the amazing Tuckers Grave Inn and Campsite in Faulkland, near Radstock on the afternoon of 12th July, from midday to 6pm. Advance tickets are just…

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September 2020

Barnstomper – back in a barn! Cerne Abbas Brewery, Dorchester

September 5, 2020
Cerne Abbas Brewery, Dorchester Road
Cerne Abbas, Dorset DT2 7JS

No-one in the know would ever accuse our ledgendary mate Guyer of not being able to organise a piss-up in a brewery...but he's only gone and done it anyway! Like a phoenix rising from the plague pit, Guyer's Barnstomper event is back and this time it's in a flippin' brewery! The Crene Abbas brewery is…

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Baa-lladium (Palladium club/The Big sheep) Bideford, Devon.

September 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Big Sheep, Abbotsham
Bideford, Devon EX39 5AP

Live Music is back! Come and be a part of something special! Socially distanced gigs with The BIG Sheep Family Attraction and The Palladium Club. The Palladium Club & The Big Sheep presents..... Mad Dog Mcrea The Skimmity Hitchers The Sweetchunks Band JollyRoger Tickets: £100 per circle (maximum of 6 adults) Demand is expected to…

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Roped in for Bridport

September 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
£2.50 – £10

We're delighted to announce that our return to gigging action continues in September in our spiritual home of Bridport, Dorset. Roped In For Bridport  is a one day, outdoor celebration of live music being held on Millennium Green on Sunday 20th September from midday - 7pm. It will be run in accordance with social distancing…

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December 2020

Lockdown Busters! Dorchester

December 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Colliton Club, Colliton House, Colliton Park
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XZ

"I'll have a pint please Bob!" Come and celebrate the end of the 1 month lockdown* with West Country wrong'uns Skimmity Hitchers and loads of your mates! Tickets are £50 for a socially distanced table of 4 at The Colliton Club. On sale NOW via local Dorch legend Simon Guy - get in quick before…

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February 2021

InCider 3: Pontin’s, Sand Bay, Weston-super-Mare

February 5 @ 3:00 pm - February 7 @ 11:30 pm
Pontins Sand Bay, Beach road, Kewstoke
Weston Super Mare, BS22 9UR United Kingdom
Various ticket prices - check event website for details

Even a global pandemic can't keep this one down! 3 days of indoor festival fun at Pontins Sand Bay near Weston-super-Mare. Join us for all the usual Fuelled By Cider crew seaside shenanigans with our mates & usual suspects, Monkey Bizzle, Dr Splink, Nick Parker, The Leylines and many, many more! Keep yer beady eye…

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June 2021

Album Launch Party – Skimmity Hitchers plus Special Guests

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cerne Abbas Brewery, Dorchester Road
Cerne Abbas, Dorset DT2 7JS

The Skimmity Hitchers are back with a bang, a slurp and a BRAND NEW ALBUM!! To celebrate the big occasion they're playing a very special album launch party gig at Cerne Abbas Brewery near Dorchester on Saturday 5th June. Special guest support act to be announced. This event will be limited to just 150 tickets…

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Skimmity Hitchers & John D Revelator, Bath Komedia (rescheduled gig)

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Komedia, 22-23 Westgate Street
Bath, BA1 1EP
£20 – £60

      Live music comes back to the Komedia with a bang, a cheer and a swig of cider as we return to Bath for a famous afternoon of socially distanced revelry. Special Guests are John D Revelator – original upbeat folkabilly from Glastonbury. COVID SAFETY MEASURES: Komedia Bath will be operating at a…

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August 2021

OutCider 2021

August 5 - August 8
OutCider Festival, Fernhill Farm
Compton Martin, BS40 6LD
Various ticket prices - check event website for details

Due to everything fun in 2020 being cancelled, Outcider 2020 is now happening in 2021, which will be just like 2020 should have been but without the shit bits. Tickets are ON SALE NOW for 3 days of grassroots, cider-fuelled fun and a line-up of original, eclectic live music on two barn-covered stages. www.outciderfestival.co.uk Tickets…

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Winchester Gate Cider-Fest, Salisbury

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Winchester Gate, 113-117 Rampart Road
Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 1JA

Brought to you by the wonderful Winni Gate in Salisbury, this Cider-Fest line-up is the aural equivalent of being smacked upside the face with a gurt big sacl of Kingston Black apples! Skimmity Hitchers, The Surfin' Turnips,  Acrustic Badger Band, Corky and Dorset Phil - all in one place at the same time...truly scrumptastic! If…

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Watchet Music Festival

August 28
Watchet Music Festival, The Down, Brendon Rd,
Watchet, Somerset TA23 0HS
Various ticket prices - check event website for details

We're well excited at being asked back to Watchet festival for 2021, 'specially with our mates Palooka 5, The Hawkmen, Funke and the Two Tone Baby AND The Wurzels onthe bill.  If you haven't been to this wonderful, family friendly little gem of a festival, then get youself over to the Watchet Music Festival website…

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Quayside Music Festival, Weymouth

August 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Quayside Music Festival, 49 St Thomas Street,
Weymouth, Dorset

We're making up for lost time on August bank holiday Sunday (29th) with the mouth-waterin' prospect of Quayside Music Festival in Weymouth... that good old bad town on the coast! Cider and pea fritters will be consumed, Portlanders will be heckled, girls will cry on the pavement holding their shoes and the police will almost…

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September 2021

The Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare (Wurzels support, rescheduled date)

September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Grand Pier, Marine Parade
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset BS23 1AL United Kingdom

Yurr!  We be back in sunny Weston, stompin' on the pier with the Wurzels and as much cider as you can get down yer neck! This show is rescheduled from July 2nd 2021 (which was a rescheduled gig from July 3rd, 2020....mental, innum?)  Any tickets purchased for the original postponed concert will be automatically transferred…

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October 2021

Barnyard Bash at New Forest Cider.

October 9 @ 11:00 am - October 10 @ 6:00 pm
New Forest Cider, Pound Lane
Burley, Hampshire BH24 4ED
£6.50 – £12.00

Of the many things that we missed during past years, the annual steam pressing weekend at New Forest Cider was right up there. Now that everything is 'back to normal' and after much deliberation New Forest Cider have decided .... not to go ahead with their annual steam pressing weekend. Arse badgers!...or so we thought...…

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