At the end of Summer 2012, the first Witcombe Cider Festival took place at the Village Cricket Club… 200 cider and music fans gathered in a marquee to enjoy a selection of ciders and a few bands, with a local X Factor contestant thrown in …

Joe Pointon Festival Founder – started making his own organic Cider; “Pointons Cider” in 2011…. The 2012 Festival was the result of having too much cider for one man to drink…. The Witcombe Cider Festival was born from a suggestion to have a party.

The event has grown to become a firm fixture on the music festival calendar. With 10,000 attendees over August Bank Holiday Weekend, 50 Ciders and national artists. Ella Eyre, Sigma, Example, Wiley, Lethal Bizzle, Judge Jules, Artful Dodger, Tinchy Strider, DJ Luck & MC Neat and Heather Small have all headlined …

In 2018 the festival moved to its new home on Brockworth Rd, Brockworth, Gloucester. A site with a much bigger capacity and scope for growth.

“Witcombe Cider Festival is a family and friends run event with an ambition to provide a good time for everyone. Our aim is to create a festival experience with great music and great ciders. Making August Bank Holiday something we can all look forward to…”
Joe and Danny Pointon, Founders of WCF.