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

Upcoming | Archive: 2019 2018 2017
  • Sat

    Chaplins Cellar Bar, Bournemouth


    Chaplins & The Cellar Bar, 529 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth. BH1 4AG

    Free entry before 10pm, £3 after

    We're very pleased to be heading back to the south coast to play one of the best small venues in the business - Chaplins & The Cellar Bar in Boscombe. Imagine a 19th century Parisian gentleman's club, frequented by the characters from Mos Eisley Cantina, and you're on the right track...

    This gig is brought to you once again courtesy of our kind sponsors Dorset Sunshine Cider. Last year we broke the bar's record for cider sales in one night, and we are aiming to smash that again tonight!

    Every gig we have played here has been an absolute cracker with a mad-for-it crowd and lashings of booze, so if that sounds like your kind of thing then come and join the craziness...

  • Fri

    The Monarch, Camden, London

    Doors 7pm

    The Monarch, Camden, Lon-Don, NW1 8BG

    Tickets £8 adv. from the Fuelled By Cider Cyber Shoppe

    March 1st 2019 sees the 'West Country Invasion' hit London Town with a bang as The Skimmity Hitchers roll their wagon into The Monarch in Camden with cider-fuelled support from Palooka 5 and Monkey Bizzle.

    That's three, mad as a bag of badgers, bands bringing some pure West Country craziness to the capital city and we need YOU to complete the party!

    Tickets are £8 in advance (+ b/f) at this legendary North London venue which includes FREE ENTRY to the club night straight afterwards.

    Doors are 7pm with first band on at 7.30pm so get in early to enjoy every minute of this great night. No pre-loading necessary as the Monarch bar will be serving up some of our personally selected favourite real ciders.

    Who's coming?!

  • Fri

    Komedia, Bath (Mad Dog McRea support)


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

    Tickets £16.50 from Komedia ticket shop

    We're well excited to be going back to the fantastic Komedia in Bath, this time supporting total festy legends Mad Dog McRea.  If you've not been to a gig in Komedia before, you're in for a treat. Expect songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies, plus pour cider swilling bollocks...


    Tickets available from the Komedia box office.

  • Sat

    Skimmity Hitchers & Imprints mini Cider Festival


    The Exchange, 72-73 Old Market Street, Bristol BS2 0EJ

    Tickets £10 advance from the Fuelled By Cider Cyber Shoppe

    Alright my beauties... it's about time we blew away those winter blues as Spring is Springing and there's cider to be drunk and dust to be blowing off those old dancing shoes.

    So, what better way of getting your  freak on than teaming up with our regular gig buddies,  Imprints along with a couple of  friends and descending on the Exchange in Bristol in full-force cider-swilling, foot-stomping, knees-up mayhem.

    Tickets will go fast for this one... get yours here.

    Your mini cider festival and 2019 festival season warm-up line-up:

    The Skimmity Hitchers (that's us)


    Cutthroat Francis



  • Sat

    Bridport Electric Palace (Wurzels Support)


    Electric Palace, 35 South Street, Bridport Dorset DT6 3NY

    Tickets £15.50 advance from the Electric Palace

    Oooh, we loves the Electric Palace we do!  A total gem of on old music hall venue with amazing staff and a hotline to the best cider that Dorset has to offer.

    Oh, and the Wurzels will be good too..

    We had an amazing night here last year so, get yerself a ticket, grab a pint of  West Milton cider and we'll see you down the front!

  • Sun

    Fleece & Firkin, Bristol (Wurzels Ssupport)


    The Fleece, 12 St Thomas Street, Bristol. BS1 6JJ

    Tickets £22.40 advance from here.

    Look, let's not mess each other about - we've been here before, you've been here before, we all know how this goes. It's the Easter weekend Wurzies knees-up at the Fleece and it's a bank holiday Monday tomorrow...drink, dance, repeat.

  • Fri

    The Old Ship, Dorchester


    The Old Ship, 16 West High Street, Dorchester.

    Tickets: £10 from Fuelled By Cider

    Now this is a blast from the past!  The last time we played at the Old Ship it was New year's Eve 2012, there was a barrel of Cheddar Valley on the stage and the rest is all a bit hazy and vomit stained....

    And now here we are - It's 2019 and the Ship is unfurling its sails and relaunching itself with a top-notch programme of live music events. Needless to say we're dead chuffed to be asked along for the voyage.
    Special guest support act confirmed as West Country hip-hop / reggae/ primate rock dudes Monkey Bizzle!

  • Fri

    Cursus Cider and Music festival

    Canada Farm, Salisbury. Sp5 5RX

    Tickets: Various prices, see the Cursus Cider and Music Festival website for details

    It's back! It's year 5 and it's even better than last year, which was pretty bloody amazing, so there's really no excuse for not buying a ticket, right now, for the best kick-off to the festival season that you're ever likely to meet.

    Look at that line up! Look at it!!  The Eskies! Ferocious Dog! The bloody Dreadnoughts!! And to even get to any of those three you'll have to work your way though a whole day of the best bands that those lovely people at Fueled By Cider can drag, kicking and screaming, to a field in Dorset.  Chuck in a bar full of top notch local ciders, food fresh from the farm and the company of the nicest cider-heads on earth and you know you're in for the weekend of your life

    For full details of the line-up, tickets, camping and more, head on over to the Cursus Festival website

  • Fri

    Favourite's Field Frolics

    Favourite's Field Frolics, Buckland St Mary, Somerset

    Tickets: Various prices from favouritesfieldfrolics.co.uk

    What could be more west country bumpkin than a three day music festival in a village hall in Somerset? OK, OK, causing a three mile tailback with your tractor and muckspreader while touching up your sister-cousin who's holding a pig is actually about as west country bumpkin as you can get, but Favourite's Field Frolics in Buckland St Mary village hall is pretty close.

    For not very much money you get 2 days of music, food booze and camping, all safe in the knowledge that is can piss it down as much as it likes and you still watch a band and stay dry. Bloody Marvelous.

    We'll be getting stuck in on the Friday night, so go look at the festy website for full details of ticket prices and music line up.

  • Fri

    Weston Grand Pier (Wurzels Support)


    The Grand Pier, Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare. BS23 1AL

    Tickets: From £10 (early bird) from The Grand Pier.

    The Wurzels? Weston Pier? CIDER??? If that isn't a bleddy gurt lush west country hat-trick, we don't what is! This was a full-on, massive gig last year so this year, let's see if we can't get even more people into the pier ballroom, 40 feet above the world-famous Weston-super-Mare mud!

    Ticket prices start at a very reasonable £10 early bird standard ticket, which gets you an hour each of Skimmity action and Wurzel madness. There's also a well-stocked cider bar and a hot food stand to help you fend off the effects of that last pint of Cheddar Valley.

    Full details from The Grand Pier website.

  • Fri

    OutCider Festival

    Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin, Somerset BS40 6LD

    Tickets: Various prices from Fuelled By Cider

    Here we are, six years old and still no wiser! If you've been before, you know what to expect from this fantastic little festival tucked away in the Mendip Hills.  If you haven't been before, sort your life out and get yourself a ticket to the holy grail of all things cidery and foot stompy.

    This year, the line up is better than ever, the bar will still be laden with the best local cider that toothless inbreds can press, and the ladies on ladies day will be more glamorous than a badger rolled in glitter!

    Full festy details be yurr: www.outciderfestival.co.uk/

  • Sun

    Watchet Music Festival

    The Down, Brendon Rd, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0HS

    Tickets: various prices - see the Watchet Music Festival 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 whole weekend, so do yourself a favour and grab a ticket before they sell out...