Did the Beatles ever have a gig postponed halfway through because they were playing on top of a hill and it started to rain sideways?

No, thought not*.

Broken Switch have.

The venue was Ranmore near Dorking overlooking Denbies Wine Estate, which nestles in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And the event was the Bacchus marathon 2017.

It’s an absurdly fun day with fancy dress, wine and, most of the time, sunshine.

Unfortunately not even our supersized gazebo could stop the raindrops from falling on our (machine) heads and we had to pull the plug early and pack up or risk losing our instruments and equipment, never mind the risk of electrocution.

Of course, the rain then stopped and many of our most loyal runner fans arrived at our wine station to bright sun - but no music.

It looked bad. There was nothing we could do.

The good news though is that in a few weeks we’re playing at the Surrey Half.

It’s seen as one of the best road races in Britain and winds out of Woking on closed roads through some of Surrey’s cutest villages. This year it’s on Sunday, March 11.

So whether you’re taking part in the half, the fun run or the kids’ run, and whether you missed us at Bacchus or not, you’ll have a chance to be spurred on by our brand of classic fun-to-run-to tunes.

Get your requests in now.

Places for runners are still available. Apply now.


* Obviously Sir Ringo and SIr Paul, if you read this and know otherwise we stand proud at your altar to be corrected. Need footage though.