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!!

The Custom Bike Show will take place 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.

This years LIVE music includes:-

The Dolomites  hitting the stage around 6pm

Daisy, Dee Dee, Danny, Declan and Django make up “The Dolomites”.  A 5-piece female-fronted 50’s / 60’s band with that authentic rock ‘n’ roll sound. Their sound epitomises a bygone era of cool, lead singer in a 50’s halter neck frock and the guys in sharp suits and skinny ties.

No Good Sons rocking out about 8pm

After a rocking debut last year, these local heroes return with some good ole Southern Bluesy Rock.  Definitely one to get your boogie on.

Good Times Killin' Me rustling up a soundstorm from 9:30pm

Seen here a couple of years ago under the guise of the Pistol Shrimps.  These guys bring a unique Cajun sound to the fields of Berkshire with their foot stompin' good Ol' Southern tunes.