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Oggy Oggy Cornish Pasties
Mad Mitch ice cream
Singer, songwriter and performer, playing your favourite songs of many genres. We can’t wait for the fiery fiddle sound of Nina Garcia to open proceedings on the bandstand.
Bandstand stage time: 2:00-2:45pm
Tabula Fire are a four piece covers band who formed in Dorset in the Summer of 2020. Having each played in local bands for the past 15 years, they have brought together thier musical expertise to entertain audiences across the South West and beyond.
Bandstand stage time: 3:30-4:15pm
The Dorset-based quintet features Paul on drums/percussion, Tom on Trumpet, Charlie on Accordion, Geoff on bass and Neil on guitar/vocals. The band play and eclectic mix of folk, blues, rock, soul and jazz with a huge catalogue of original songs. Above all, the band represent years of musicianship and a passion for quality songwriting and performance. The Darwins play the way music should be: with meaning.
Bandstand stage time: 5:00-6:00pm
Andy Grant Band
Making their debut at Dorchester Cider Festival, Chief Lazarus are a local five piece band that are making a name for themselves for their rousing performances playing shows in and around Weymouth.
Bandstand stage time: 8:30-10:00pm
Multi-talented local singer/songwriter and musician Elijah Wolf takes a break from his successful band The Gravity Drive to kick things off on the acoustic stage.
Acoustic stage time: 2:50-3:20pm
Carley Varley is an acoustic pop artist based in South West England. Performing original music and making other artists music her own. Carley and her guitar get people singing along and dancing 🕺
Acoustic stage time: 4:20-4:50pm
Songs about Dorset, Cider and Good Times – all original music by Dorset Phil – what’s not to like!
Acoustic stage time: 6:00-6:30pm
Singer/songwriter and all round local legend Danny Adams will headline the acoustic stage at Dorchester Cider Festival 2021.
Acoustic stage time: 8:00-8:30pm
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an entry fee to Dorchester Cider Festival?
There is no admission fee to enter the park and enjoy the live music and festival atmosphere. However, a festival cup will be a required purchase for all drinks at the event (including Cider Village, Round Table cider bar and general drinks bar.
Is there a limit on attendance?
There is no limit on attendance, however in the unlikely event of the public park being overcrowded the festival organisers reserve the right to cancel the event at short notice.
What will happen if the weather forecast predicts heavy rain/high winds on the day?
The event committee will be monitoring the weather forecast very closely on the lead up to the event. If it is considered necessary to publish a statement regarding a cancellation/postponement of the event, this will be posted prior to the event on Dorchester Round Table Facebook page.
Are non-cider drinks available?
Yes, a general bar located behind the Round Table orange gazebo will be serving lager/ale/wines/spirits/soft drinks.
Is there a lost property/information point?
Visit the Round Table orange gazebo located at the front of the cider village to ask our friendly team any queries you have or to hand in lost property. Please remember the festival is a charity event, run entirely by volunteers.
Are dogs allowed?
As per normal Borough Gardens rules, dogs are allowed but must be kept on leads.
Will extra bins be provided?
Yes, large industrial bin bags will be situated around the park. Please do not drop any litter and respect the park. The gardens need to be left in the same condition as before the event. Thank you for your co-operation.
Please do not come to the event if you’re showing symptoms of Covid-19. Please behave responsibly, pick up ALL litter and respect the park. All details subject to change.