Doors 7.30pm. Gig 8.30pm. Tickets £10 online or £12 OTD.
The Skimmity Hitchers – Scrumpy & Western since 2010
Rising from the cider soaked floors of Dorset’s back street boozers, the Skimmity Hitchers now roam the full girth of the West Country and beyond. Bringing their dry and fruity blend of Scrumpy & Western music to venues, festivals and fairs, these scrumpy swillin’ reprobates appeal to young and old, and everyone from folkies to cider punks, beardy badgers to shifty blaggers.
The ‘Hitchers blend razor sharp parodies and original material with a raucous stage show, spontaneous audience interaction, cheeky banter and general cider shenanigans. Not to mention Baz, their legendary dancing badger…
In their quest to bring proper job drinkin’ music to the masses the band have stolen the show at events of all types and sizes.
Highlights include Camp Bestival, Boomtown Fair, Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival and headline slots at the Great Dorset Steam Fair and OutCider Festival, but there’s simply nowhere these four fruity fellas can’t instigate a good time. Countless tour supports with The Wurzels have gained them the stamp of approval from true cider lovers everywhere.
They have Christened children, tamed hordes of hairy bikers and even serenaded Tony Benn with his own personal number. Oh, and believe it or not they’re the first Scrumpy & Western band EVER to play the USA having toured Oregon, Washington and Vancouver BC in February 2016, with a return trip planned for the future.
“The only band who must return every year to Outcider Festival. Forever.” – Outcider Festival
“Among the great discoveries of the weekend were Skimmity Hitchers… A band I wish I had stumbled across sooner. Funny, unapologetic and cider lovers to the core, they acted as a reminder of why it is important to not always take life so seriously. In a World currently in a deep chaos, Skimmity Hitchers are the light relief we so crave.” – Watchet Festival 2019 review – Georgie The Journo
“The entertainment took it from an average night to ‘off the scale’!” – Steve Carpenter, Come Dine With Me contestant
John D Revelator
Introducing Glastonbury town’s own, John D Revelator. We play original songs of Love, Loss, Death, Ditches & Revolution – oh yeah, and Rabbits. Since 2014, we have developed and nurtured a stage show which can be solo, duo, trio or a 5-piece band of Revelators that have been all over the country entertaining folk with infectious tunes and calls to action. With a new full band album, the first since 2017, in production, John, Ann, G, Simon & Chanty look forward to sharing their upbeat toe tappers with a whole new bunch of misfits, malcontents, n’er do wells and self-medicators across the West Country!