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playing live at the
Frome Cider Festival at
The Cheese & Grain, Frome
Friday 15th June 2007

news report | pics | event details

Frome Cider Festival 'A Success!'

Friday 15th June saw The Mangledwurzels provide the entertainment for the 1st Frome Cider Festival held at the Cheese & Grain. Over 300 cider fans filled the venue to partake in a selection from over 60 ciders and perrys at the bar - and to be serenaded by Hedge and the lads who performed a top class set on the night. Organiser Chris Lilley pronounced the night 'a success', and insiders report that there is a good chance of a 2nd Frome Cider Festival taking place in 2008.

The festival is the third in a series of cider festivals run by, the brainchild of Bath Pavilion Catering Manager Chris Lilley. Following the outstanding success of the Bath Cider Festival at the Pavilion in February, Chris has now arranged two similar festivals at Brighton and Frome, with a fourth planned for Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June at St. Andrews' & Blackfriars Hall in Norwich. The Mangledwurzels have proved to be an integral part of the festival much appreciated by the festival goers; and the band has already signed up to any future events.

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Hedge Cutter joined on stage by one lucky birthday girl.
The first few fans start to invade the stage.
Hedge Cutter attempting to teach two members of the audience the words to 'Blackbird'
Simon the Sound Engineer gives the all-clear for another set of cider-fuelled Scrumpy and Western music.
Three ciderheads up for a good time.
'He is a cider drinker!' A fan enjoying the ambience.
'The birthday starts here!' One happy couple start the celebration a week early.
A trio of fans posing in front of the band.
A table of connoisseurs break off the serious matter of cider tasting to enjoy The Mangledwurzels.

thanks to Rosie Russett for the photographs

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Frome Cider Festival

Opening time: 7.30pm-11.30pm

Details: On offer will be over 70 ciders and perries including award-winning ciders from Ben Crossman's, Rich's, Thatchers, Broadoak and Heck's (Somerset), Gwatkin (Herefordshire), Gwynt Y Ddraig (Wales), and Mr. Whiteheads (Hampshire) - as well as hog roast rolls and cheese platters, and a range of soft drinks for the drivers.

The Mangledwurzels will be playing a full show.

Venue Info

The Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE

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