West Country favourites The Wurzels will be calling for people to ‘Drink up Thy Zider’ and raise cash for farmers in financial hardship on April 1.
The Wurzels were formed in Somerset in 1966 and ever since they’ve been singing about dung-spreading, cider-making and the farming way of life, generally adding a comic twist to tunes old and new. Their best known song ‘Combine Harvester’ got to number one in 1976, while ‘I am a Cider Drinker’ reached number three in the charts the same year.
On April 1, they’ll be performing close to home at the Bath & West Showground in Shepton Mallet to help raise money for R.A.B.I.
Pam Wills, R.A.B.I regional manager for the South West, said: “You are always guaranteed a good night when The Wurzels are in town and seeing them perform on their home turf should be extra special.
“Many people in the farming world are going through some tough times at the moment, but this is an opportunity to do something positive for them whilst having fun.
“At R.A.B.I we are currently helping a lot of people with general debt problems, who are finding it harder to budget on low incomes. Farm accidents, unexpected deaths and serious illness are other reasons why people are coming to us and seeking help.”