This is the boring but important page of the site. Hopefully it will answer all your questions about The Cursus Cider & Music Festival.

What to expect from The Cursus Cider & Music Festival 2019

The Cursus Cider and Music Festival basically does what it says on the tin. There will be music, cider (and plenty of other choice drinks) and people having fun in a big field. There are not any other distractions like fun-fairs, trading villages or fancy art installations. If you get hungry we do have some great food supplied by the Made In Dorset team with their big catering bus. It is about making new friends, meeting old ones and forgetting about the boring things in life. Read on for the technical details and we hope to see you in May!

Questions about tickets tickets 

Q: When will tickets will go on sale?

A: July 1st 2018

Q: How many tickets are available?

A: We will only be selling 400 tickets so early booking is advisable.

Q: When will I receive my ticket?

A: Tickets bought online will be emailed to the address supplied approximately two weeks before the festival. You will get a receipt emailed at the time of purchase.

Q: Are tickets refundable or transferable?

A: No. If the event sells out we will facilitate a ticket exchange at face value.

Q: Are there any concessions for Children?

A: As in previous years there are a limited number of child tickets but there are no child-centric activities or acts. Profanity may be used on stage.

Q: Will any tickets be available to buy off-line?

A: Tickets will only be available to buy online.

Q: Are there any booking fees?

A: For 2019’e event we have removed the booking fees.

Q: Where is Cursus Festival?

A: It is taking place on Canada Farm near Sixpenny Handley in Dorset. The postcode is SP55RX and most SatNavs will find it OK. For those without SatNav’s it is on the A354 just before you get to Sixpenny Handley heading from the Blandford direction.

Other Stuff:

Q: How can we contact Cursus Cider & Music Festival?

The best options is email. If you send your query to then it will be directed to the relevant person to deal with.

Q: When and where is The Cursus Cider & Music Festival taking place?

The Cursus Cider & Music Festival is in a big field just of the A354 between Blandford Forum & Sixpenny Handley and takes place from 24th -26th May 2019. Your tickets will have directions and postcodes and there will be plenty of sign posts so you don’t get lost.

Q: What type of tickets are available?

The main tickets will cover you for Saturday and Sunday’s entertainment and camping for both nights. There will also be tickets for those wishing to arrive on the Friday afternoon. There are 5 great acts playing on the Friday night.

Q: When do the gates open?

Friday ticket holders will be able to access the site from 1pm on Friday 24th May until 9pm that evening. On Saturday 25th May the gates will re-open at 9am for all other ticket holders. Sunday gate opening is 11am. Please note that the gates will close for entry at 9pm on Saturday and Sunday night.

Q: What else is there to do at The Cursus Cider & Music Festival?

As well as the live music there will be a bar serving the best local ciders, ales & a selection of spirits and soft drinks. Food will be served by The Made In Dorset Bus throughout the festival starting each day with a great breakfast menu and then moving on to some hearty meals and snacks.. Prices will be very reasonable – pints of cider or ale start at only £3.50

Q: Will there be vegetarian and vegan food?

There will be a good choice of vegetarian food also with vegan options available. All the vegetarian food is prepared separately from the other food.

Q: Is parking included?

The cost for parking will be £10 per vehicle. We would encourage you to travel with as many people as safely possible in one vehicle – it is better for the environment you know :).

Q: Does Cursus allow Camper Vans or Caravans?

Yes, you can bring your Camper Van or Caravan – you will need a live in vehicle pass priced at £20. There are no electrical/water hook ups but there is a chemical waste disposal point. A steward will direct you to the area reserved for this. Use of external generators is not permitted.

Q: Are there good toilet facilities and showers?

There will be plenty of loos & urinals. There will be no showers on site this year.

Q: Do you take credit cards & is there an ATM?

Unfortunately the answer to these questions are both no. Only cold hard cash will be accepted at the festival and due to the remote location and size of the festival it is not feasible to install an ATM. You can buy your tickets online in advance with credit/debit cards.

Q: Where can we smoke?

Smoking is only permitted in the outside areas as per UK law. Both stages are undercover so you will need to step outside to partake in smoking your pipe/cigarette/shisha. Remember to use the ash-trays provided as butts all over the floor is neither pretty or healthy to the soil.

Q: Are there medical facilities on site?

There will be a welfare area staffed by trained first-aiders and there is a fast local first response for any serious health issues.

Q: Are BBQ’s allowed ?

Open fires are not permitted in the camping area. If you want to cook your own food it must be on a gas/electric cooker. Please don’t use them in tents! We have a camp fire in the main arena if you get cold!


Dogs – Dogs are allowed but they must be kept on a lead and any deposits cleared up straight away.

Alcohol – You can bring a reasonable amount of alcohol with you for consumption of the campsite but you can’t bring in it into the festival area. By reasonable we mean a case of cider/lager/beer per person and any excessive amounts will be confiscated for our after party :) No drinks in glass bottles are allowed on site and these will also get added to our party rider should you try to bring them in.

The bar in the festival site is very reasonably priced – most pints are £3.50 and we can only keep the ticket price low and act quality high if you don’t try to smuggle your own booze into the festival area.

We operate a strict challenge 25 policy so if you are lucky enough to look younger than 25 please make sure you have some ID with you as you won’t get in or get served without it.

Drugs, Legal Highs, Other Contraband – We do not tolerate drugs or legal highs, if you are found in possession of such items you we be escorted from the site immediately with no re-entry.