Wanna get drunk and dance like a loony? Here's where to go....

Upcoming | Archive: 2018 2017
  • Fri

    OutCider Festival!!

    The fun starts at 2pm on Friday

    Fernhill Farm, Cheddar Road, Compton Martin, Somerset. BS40 6LD

    Tickets: Various prices. For details go to the OutCider cyber shoppe.

    F**k me, why do we keep doing this to ourselves?

    Oh yeah - cos it's a load of fun being part of the best little festival on the planet!

    Outcider Festival returns for its 5th year, promising 3 days and nights of original live music and cider-fuelled fun.

    Line-up to be announced at a later date but tickets are already selling quickly due to previous years' successes.

    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, tossers, open fires, Magners 'cider' or glass.

    Full details can be found at www.outciderfestival.com

    Come and join the one big happy family.  Admittedly, It's like the family from 'Shamless' but we're definitely happy!

  • Fri

    Boomtown Fair

    Matterly Estate, Winchester, Hampshire. SO21 1HW

    Tickets: Various prices from Boomtown Fair ticket Website

    Ah, Boomtown. Good old, bad old Boomtown. Ten years on and you've matured from a slightly frazzled looking ket-head into a an older and slightly slower frazzled ket-head with a smidge more self-control.  Truly one of the most exciting and immersive festivals on the good planet earth, Boomtown is never the same twice and this year is no different,  with four new districts to explore and get off your head in.

    This year we wave bye-bye to the Rusty Spurs (sad face) and head over to the Oldtown Square stage. Here's what the Boomtown Ministry of Propaganda have to say about our new home:

    A maze of meandering streets harbouring a myriad of mysteries...Envelope yourself in a global knees up of folk punk and Balkan roots, street theatre, circus and a whole new dimension of immersive experiences from the Invisible Circus!

    Nice one. As long as there's some cider nearby, we'll be right!
    Full Boomtown fair details HERE
  • Sat

    Purbeck Rally

    Worgret Road, Wareham, Dorset. BH20 6AB

    £5 entry Friday, £6 Saturday & Sunday


    We do love a bit of steam action in the Skimmity Hitchers, and this is the best little steam event in God's own county! In addition to all things steamy, there'll be vintage vehicles, farm machinery, food stalls, cider stalls, actual falcons and something called 'ferret world', which has got Tatty 'Ratboy' Smart all excited and twitchy.

    We'll be playing in a tent om the Saturday, very near some cider I expect. See the event website or Facepuke page for further details.

  • Thu

    The Great Dorset Steam Fair

    Loads, innum

    Tarrant Hinton, Dorset DT11 8HX

    Tickets: Various prices from here.

    The Great Dorset steam fair? Two things must ye know about the Great Dorset steam fair! First, it is in Dorset and second, it is Great!

    Here we go again! Stoke up yer boiler, pull the whistle and get ready for another long weekend of all things old and steamy (and we're not just talking about Rat Black here...) except that as it's the 50th anniversary, it's going to be even bigger!! That means more of everything - more steam calliopes, more unrecognisable rusty things in the auto jumble, more cider and a world-record breaking 500 steam engines.

    We'll be hanging out at all the usual music venues over the weekend (or up by the shepherd huts when we has a break..) alongside our top mates, Black Water County. We don't all expect to survive the weekend....

    Our show times for the weekend are:

    Thursday 2nd August: Michael Oliver Stage, 4:15 and 9:15pm

    Friday 3rd August: 'Old Rosie' Outdoor stage, 7:30pm

    Saturday 4th August: The Black Bull, 7pm & 9:30pm

    Sunday 5th August; Real Ale Stage, 9:45pm

    Full information on the GDSF music festival is available on the GDSF website.

  • Sat

    Mapperton House & Gardens


    The Coach House, Maooertin House & Gardens, Mapperton, Beaminster, Dorset. DT8 3NR

    Tickets: £12 or £22 including a pre-show ploughman's lunch. Contact  Laura: sawmill@mapperton.com or 01308 863348

    Well, this is a bit flash, innum? Flouncing round the big house and dancing on the lawns like you owns the place... Normally the home of classical music or a nice bit of Shakespeare, Mapperton House &Gardens (for reasons known only to themselves) have let us in the back door and allowed us to actually plug in and play some scrumpy'n'western music.

    The show kicks off at 2 in the Coach House, but for an extra £10 you can enjoy a proper job ploughman's lunch before hand to help soak up the scrump. Just make sure you're long gone belore the ploughman works out you've nicked his grub!

  • Sat

    Last of the Summer Cider

    3pm to late

    Myncen Farm, 83, Minchington, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11, 8DH

    Tickets: Various prices from £20, from the Fuelled By Cider Cyber Cider Shoppe

    They say that the customer is always right.... can't say that we agree otherwise why is Magners cider so bleddy popular?  But, when the punters at last year's Last of the Summer Cider demanded that Bagder and Bill of Cranborne Chase Cider fame, stop being a pair of lazy buggers and stop all this 'every other year' bollocks, they the realised that in this particular case, the customer was indeed correct and so, hot on the heels of LOTSC 2017 comes LOTSC 2018!

    In addition to the plentiful,  excellent and award winning Cranbourne Chase cider, and locally sourced food, this years festival adds on the Friday night featuring the freakishly talented and bezzie drinking buddies Black Water County ,plus SN Dubstation, just in case you need a bit of a run-up to the weekend.

    We'll be slamming down the ciders on Saturday night with our long-time festival buddies Quinns Quinney Skiffle, The Jimmy Hillbillies and The Boot Hill All Stars, plus more bands TBC.

    The usual rules apply for a party in a field in Dorset: No dogs, no glass, bring plenty of hard cash* and take all your rubbish home with you.  This is the last festy of the season, so let's make sure we all have a proper knees up!


    *and we mean LOADS of cash - the bar is cash only and the nearest cashpoint is 10 miles away!

  • Sat

    Rock, Stock and Barrel festival

    The Chimneys, Wellington, Derbyshire DE65 6PP

    Tickets: various prices from here. 

    Derbyshire....that's well north of Sherborne!  But that doesn't matter see, cos this is the Rock, Stock and Barrel festival which is a 'festival fusion of music, cider and cheeze' and that, my west country friends, sounds good enough for us!

    We're on stage on the Saturday, but you lot want to head up north for the whole weekend so you can catch the amazing Skinny Lister, which will go perfect with yer cider and cheese..

    Full festy details be here.

  • Thu

    Wurzels Support (Komedia, Bath)


    Komedia, 22-23 Westgate Street, Bath, BA1 1EP

    Tickets: £16:50 from Eventbrite

    We know, we know.... it's way too early to be talking about where you're gonna go for the office Christmas party. But you know how it'll go - you'll just keep on putting it off until suddenly it's December 1st and you can't even get a table near the bogs in the local Wetherspoons.  Look, do yourself a favour, plan ahead and get a bunch of tickets for us and the Wurzies at Komedia in Bath. It's  a great little venue and cos you're in Bath, it'll be like a proper fancy night out where you won't have to step over the daytime drinkers, smoking on the steps outside 'Spoons.