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Upcoming | Archive: 2017
  • Fri

    The Great Dorset Steam Fair


    Tarrant Hinton, Dorset

    Various ticket prices - please see the GDSF website for full details

    All aboard for the Steeeeeeeaaam Faaaaaair!


    We are not joking when we say that we've been looking forward to this all year.  After getting caught out by last year's last minute date change and only being able to play our favourite annual event on the Monday afternoon, 2017 will see us on various stages from Friday though to Monday (and twice on Saturday....) so there is no hiding place you Steam Faeries!

    For maximum Skimmity action, you needs to be at:

    Friday: Outdoor stage, 9-10pm (just before the Wurzels)

    Saturday: The Black Bull, 10-11pm & 11:30pm- 12:30am

    Sunday: Real Ale Marquee,  11:15pm - 12:30am

    Monday: Outdoor stage,  2:30-4:30pm

    If you haven't been to the Great Dorset Steam Fair you should stoke up yer boiler and come along to experience what some call 'Glastonbury for steam engines' but what we think is the biggest, craziest most fucked up village fair on the planet. There will be live music, funfair, steam engines, monster trucks, the famous auto-jumble, bigger steam engines, horse ploughing, shepherd huts, WW1 trenches,  Steam Calliopes, cider, beer, more stalls and exhibits that you can shake a Woodsman's lopper at and finally, some truly gert massive steam engines.   


  • Sat

    Ross-on Wye Cider festival

    Ross on Wye Cider & Perry Co, The Yew Tree Inn, Peterstow. Herefordshire

    Tickets £20-£40, available here

    For some people, Somerset and the west country are all you need to know when it comes to proper cider. For others, it always has and always will be Herefordshire. For us, as long as it's made from proper presses apple juice and gets yer pissed, we don't mind where it comes from... but if you want to learn the difference between west country scrump and Hereford cider, then this is the place you need to be. Mike at Ross-on -Wye Cider is a legend, a guru - if there's something that he doesn't know about different varieties of cider apples and how to make cider from them, then it isn't worth knowing.  Rest assured that we'll be there on the Saturday to lower the tone and generally cause havoc, but otherwise, this is a must-attend event for the serious cider drinker.

  • Sat

    The Lancashire Hotpots hit Bristol

    Doors 6:30

    The Thekla, The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

    Tickets £15.40 from here

    Musical comedy maestros The Lancashire Hotpots are ten years old and to celebrate a decade of Hotpotting they’re going back to their roots playing their debut album “Never Mind The Hotpots” in its entirety. Expect a night packed with old-school classics such as eBay ‘Eck, I Met A Girl On MySpace, He’s Turned Emo and Shopmobility Scooter. They’ll be topping up the night with the Northern knees-up songs which have made them firm festival favourites over the past ten years: Egg Sausage Chips & Beans, The Perfect Pint, I Fear Ikea and many more. 

    Join Bernard and the boys for a massive 10th anniversary party full of singalonga music and madcap fun. Support comes local legends The Skimmity Hitchers! 

    This is a standing event. This event is for over 14s only - No refunds will be issued for under 14s.

  • Fri

    Ilminster football club

    Doors 7pm

    Archie Gooch Pavillion, Ilminster football club, Canal Way, TA19 9FE

    Tickets £8 adv from Fuelled By Cider

    Oh-ar! First gig in Ilminster, which is dead posh innum?  Brought to you by the lovely Fuelled By Cider team (Cursus festival, OutCider festival, & The Scrumpy'n'Western Extravaganza)  this will be yer usual eclectic mix of cider, rough music and incest - what could possibly go wrong?