The Corn Exchange, 20th & 21st September 2019
OUR CIDERS and Beers
For starters, here are some Sussex suppliers we'll be using.
South Downs Cider offer a wonderful selection of traditional craft cider, including a number of fruity ciders flavoured using only natural ingredients. No artificial stuff here!
All of the apples we use are sourced from Sussex orchards and pressed, fermented and packaged on-site. With a growing number of outlets in and around Sussex, you’ll have no trouble finding a pint to try.
Craft cider at it’s best!
We will also be stocking a range of real ales and craft beers & lagers
Harveys - Harvey’s Brewery is a family business, with a member of the eighth generation currently working here. Their prize winning traditional ales are sold throughout the South East
Harveys Best Bitter
Harvey’s Brewery Sussex Best Bitter is a superbly balanced bitter with a prominent hop character. It is their most famous and popular beer and makes up over 90% of their total brewing capacity.
Rothaus - The Rothaus brewery is located in the Black forest near to Waldshut, the twin town of Lewes. Established in 1791 (a year after Harveys), Rothaus produce a range of fine beers to the German Reinheitsgebot laws.
Rothaus Pils is fermented from bottom-fermenting yeast that’s been developed in house, before maturing for roughly four weeks. During this period, its robust and elegant flavors and its high Rezenz are cultivated. Rezenz is the term for the refreshing feeling produced by the carbon dioxide in beer.
The Dinkelacker brewery is based in Stuttgard Germany and has been brewing quality beers since 1888. In brewing their beers, they use only the best ingredients and recipes that have been passed down for generations.
The beer's tart, fresh scent and its floral hop bitterness are provided by the finest Tettnanger hops. The selected malts and our fresh brewing water give Dinkelacker CD Pils its unique characteristics.
This rustic country beer is brewed according to a special recipe. The pungent and spicy taste owes it to selected ingredients and the skills of our master brewers.
Oysterband, the 5-times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning outfit that brought passion, power and not a little poetry to folk and roots music, enter their fifth decade as vital and creative as ever, with some of the finest songs in the modern folk canon to their name: Put Out The Lights; When I’m Up (I Can’t Get Down); Blood Wedding; Everywhere I Go; The Oxford Girl; Granite Years; Native Son; A River Runs…..these and many others from their vast back catalogue will feature as they embark on another year of international touring and festivals.
Theirs has been a unique and fiercely independent career. Oysterband still play with that spirit of the punk ceilidh band that roared through people’s lives all those years ago. But the growing depth and sensitivity of their songwriting, coupled with the strength of John Jones’ voice and their remarkable musicianship, have lifted their music into a richer, more acoustic era.
Their occasional collaboration with folk diva June Tabor has produced two cult-classic award-winning albums, Freedom & Rain and Ragged Kingdom. The latter and their hugely influential album Holy Bandits were voted nos. 4 and 5 among the Ten Best Albums of the last 30 years by the public in a poll by fRoots Magazine in 2016.
John Jones - voice, melodeon
Alan Prosser - guitars, voice
Ian Telfer - violin, keyboard, voice
Al Scott - bass, mandolin, voice
Adrian Oxaal - cello, guitar, bouzouki, voice
and the newest member, formerly of Bellowhead,
Pete Flood - drums, percussion, voice
Jack & Leon Hogsden
Jack Hogsden & Leon Hogsden are a son and father duo with a strong traditional base of English music. A combination of many years immersed in Sussex songs and Morris Dance has evolved a respect for tradition with contemporary energy and rhythm. They present songs of the rural life of our predecessors, their work, relationships, and their conflicts, interspersed with compelling tunes that are played for dancing.
Melodeon, guitar, and mandolin are used with intricacy to produce an interacting sound that can range from suitably sensitive to dynamically driven. Jack and Leon have played at clubs and festivals around the country and are stalwart band members of the revered Ditchling Morris.
Matthew George’s Boogie Woodie Troop
“Matthew is a well known piano player in the world of the blues, he’s performed onstage with many blues greats including Allen Toussaint, Joe Louis Walker, Rick Estrin, Joe Bonnamassa, Ian Siegal, Shemekia Copeland and many more.
The high energy trio knock out New Orleans piano grooves, blues classics, rock’n’roll and swing numbers and even a hint of ragtime. Matthew Gest on piano, Sam Walker on drums and Jim Mortimore on bass at the core. A fun, upbeat and thoroughly enjoyable trio bringing their unique vibe to the piano art of Boogie Woogie.”
Pretty Little Dogs
A trio of true old time North American folk music to get your feet stomping.
Dan Stewart, Banjo/fiddle
Chippy Mobbs, Guitar/Vocals
Richard Ely, Banjo
The Wild Pansies
"Straight out of East Sussex, The Wild Pansies draw deep on their love of blues, folk and country music to serve up their take on traditional music from America and beyond. Bluegrass, klezmer, english tunes, it's all fair game as they mix up the styles to get your feet moving.
Having played their way down the country, Jim & Ben ended up at the seaside, bumped into Charlie and a new plan was hatched. Jim heard Viv playing one day in the Sussex woodland, and the Wild Pansies were born."
Seadog is the project of Brighton-based musician and songwriter Mark Benton and his eclectic troupe of performers that create dream-pop songs. They combine a variety of influences into a myriad sound of lullabies with anthemic electric and acoustic textures.
"Hattie Cooke is a solo artist and composer (Brighton, UK) who has been writing and performing since the age of 17. In 2016 she released her eponymous debut album with Third Kind Records. Having supported a number of acclaimed songwriters including RM Hubbert and Jeffrey Lewis, Hattie Cooke has garnered a reputation as a writer of gently crafted melancholic pop and folk songs.
Since 2017 she has been working as a co-writer for music producers and has recently completed an independent soundtrack project (to be released). Hattie Cooke's second solo album 'Blissland' will be available in late 2019."
Somethng to Eat
Sausage and mash! Is there anything better to compliment the fantastic cider you'll be drinking at the Festival?
Choose from a selection of great sausages made by local butchers. Add a roll or a dollop of mashed potato and you're set.
Richards butchers were established on the 1st January 1934 by Francis (Frank) Henry Richards, Their reputable family business has served customers for over 80 years and is run by Frank's grandson, Peter.
Situated in the historic county town of Lewes, their reputation has been built upon supplying fresh, high quality meat sourced from good and where possible, local suppliers.
Established in Ringmer, for over 40 years, Lew Howard is a great traditional family butchers where expertise has been passed down from generation to generation, by Lew's father and grandfather, and now carrying on the family tradition to his son Darren.
Lew always try to source the best local meat produce including organic beef and lamb, as well as local free range pork & poultry. This ensures our customers have the freshest and best quality meats as possible.
Lew also makes a range of wonderful vegetarian sausages, some of which we will be selling at the festival.
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Friday Night only
Friday & Saturday Night (web only deal)
Saturday Night Only
Tickets will be posted to you within a week of purchase. A fee of 60p is included in the final cost to cover P&P.
Tickets are now available from a number of local outlets
The Black Horse
55 Western Road, Lewes
The Elephant And Castle
White Hill, Lewes
Cliffe High Street, Lewes
The 2019 Sausage n' Cider festival is being held over 2 days in the Corn Exchange Lewes on Friday 20th September and Saturday 21st September.
The Corn Exchange is part of the Lewes Town Hall complex and was built in the 1840's as a trading point for local farmers. It is centrally located in Lewes and can be reached easily by rail, bus or car.
There is no parking at the event but there is plenty of parking in nearby council run car parks. Information on parking in and around the area can be found on Lewes District Councils website.
There are regular rail services to and from Lewes, provided by Southern. Go to the National Rail website to find out more information on times, facilities etc.
Plenty of buses run to and from Lewes during Saturdays. A simple journey planner can be found on the Traveline website here - http://www.traveline.info