Cursus Cider & Music Festival

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The Cursus Cider and Music Festival is a tiny, friendly, FUN grassroots music festival on the beautiful Cranborne Chase in Dorset. It takes place on the late May bank holiday, running into the start of the half-term holidays.

Five hundred tickets are available for this "Grassroots, non-corporate, friendly and down-to-earth festival gem."
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We offer an impressive line-up of original live music for a small festival, including major headliners, international artists and the best of local talent. 25 eclectic acts play over three days and nights, with a dedicated DJ tent to keep you bouncing in between! Previous shows at Cursus include Skinny Lister, The Dreadnoughts, Ferocious Dog, The Rumjacks, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, Black Water County, Random Hand and many more.

It's all about making new friends, meeting old ones and forgetting about the boring things in life. This is made more accessible with our communal campfire and well-stocked cider bar offering affordable, cheaper-than-pub pints!

We welcome families, groups, solo adventurers, tents and live-in vehicles. However, this is a working farm field without glass, fires, or BBQs.

Day tickets are also limited, including one night's tent camping.

Join the friendliest small festival on the circuit, and make it a bank holiday to remember!!!


The Dreadnoughts
Skinny Lister
The Longest Johns
Sound of the Siren
Imperial Leisure
Riskee & The Ridicule
The Skimmty Hitchers
Gaz Brookfield
Cosmic Ninja
Monkey Bizzle
Mike Dennis
Sinful Maggie
Shannon White
Boot Hill All Stars
Harmony Asia
The Darwins
Dr Beatroot


There are camping options for this event. 

Name Distance Prices From
The Crown Hotel 0.7 ml £160.00 Book
THE LANGTON ARMS 4.5 ml £70.00 Book
The Saxon Inn 5.0 ml £75.00 Book
The White Hart 7.1 ml £50.00 Book
The Museum Inn 7.4 ml £90.00 Book
Cashmoor Inn 7.6 ml £59.00 Book
1777. Bedrooms & Breakfast at The Albion 9.4 ml £60.00 Book
Heatherdene House 9.8 ml £75.00 Book
BEST WESTERN The Royal Chase Hotel 9.9 ml £70.00 Book
The Grosvenor Arms - a Bespoke Hotel 10.1 ml £81.00 Book
Holbrook Bed & Breakfast 10.4 ml £55.00 Book
The Inn At Cranborne 12.0 ml £40.00 Book
Applehay Studio 12.6 ml £66.00 Book

Myncen Farm, Minchington, Blandford Forum, DT118DH