The Wessex Ale 'n' Cider Festival

The Wessex Ale 'n' Cider Festival


Music & Entertainment


You can't have an Ale 'n' Cider festival without entertainment. 

Popular as always will be the Tug of War  & the Arm Wrestling competitions.  Both starting around 4pm on Saturday once competitors are suitably lubricated!!

For the second year running we are also having a Custom Bike Show on the Saturday afternoon starting around Midday.  

Free to enter your bike with trophies for the best bike, paint, engineering to be judged on the day.  

All bikes welcome to enter; from one off shed builds to labour of love restorations to bespoke customs.


Friday night will be a chilled out evening with music from our resident DJ with the live music kicking off on Saturday afternoon.

First up see the return of Lily Daltrey and yes, you do recognise the name! Lily is the granddaughter of Roger, that bloke from The Who!  Lily returns to the festival after a few years away bringing her amazing voice to give you an acoustic appetiser to the afternoons ales.

Next up it's time to wake up and smell the hops as local lads No Good Sons give the festival a hint of Redneck with their infectious blend of Southern Blues Rock.  These guys are going places and are already featuring on Rock Radio Stations in the US of A and Australia. So grab your baseball cap, grab a beer and have a boogie!

Saturday evening kicks off with Welsh Wonders No Glory. With a bluesy, classic rock vibe infused with a modern edge and a hint of metal. Influenced by the rock and metal bands of the 80s, No Glory pride themselves on maintaining an old school edge, whilst blending in the new sounds of modern rock.

A change of era next see Josie & the Outlaw take to the stage. Hailing from just up the M4 in Swindon these guys influences of Howlin' Wolf. Muddy Waters, Ruth Brown, John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Wanda Jackson and Elvis. Will surely get you feet tapping and the jivers jumping to their Rockabilly sound.

Bringing the live music to a tumultuous climax are festival stalwarts Eddies Bus Company. Playing their infectious blend of 70’s and 80’s punk rock they are sure to get pulses racing and pogoers pogoing! That’s always assuming we can get them away from the Bar and on to the stage!