23rd to 24th July 2016
New Line Up Announcement
Saturday Prog Stage Headliner
Following from a hugely successful inaugural year in 2015, Ramblin’ Man Fair returns in 2016. The festival is pleased to announce the next round of bands for this years festival! Already announced is the stellar lineup of WHITESNAKE (Saturday Headliners), BLACK STONE CHERRY(Sunday Headliners), THIN LIZZY, THUNDER, Airbourne, Europe, Ginger Wildheart, Sebastian Bach, Ginger Baker’s Airforce 3, Purson, Cadillac Three, The Graveltones, Warren Haynes, Procol Harum, Uriah Heep, Hawkwind, Von Hertzen Brothers, Blurred Vision, The Fierce And The Dead, Frost*, IO Earth, The White Buffalo, Life Signs, Hayseed Dixie, Walter Trout, King King, The Kentucky Headhunters, Headspace, Inglorious and The Zombies, Tax The Heat, The Supersuckers, SIMO and Sons of Royalty. Joining them in 2016 are…
Prog and Blues based band with art rock inclinations, FAMILY were one of the most interesting and successful groups of the hippie era. Fronted by deft and excellent guitar playing John “Charlie” Whitney and the raspy, unique, whiskey-and-cigarette voice of Roger Chapman. A progressive rock power house who dominated the UK festivals and charts throughout the late 60’s and early 70’s with ‘In My Own Time’, ‘Burlesque’, ‘My Friend the Sun’ and many more. We are thrilled to have FAMILY return to the stage for their first performance since their sell out performances at Shepard’s Bush Empire in 2013!
Larger-than-life riffs, unforgettable melodies and the distinct smell of beer cans and the Route 66: at least when your name is The Answer and the Route 66 leads to Northern Ireland! On their latest album Raise a little hell (what an understatement!) you get gritty guitar work, smoky vocals – and the spirit of AC/DC and Thin Lizzy is in the air! Eleven soundtrack anthems for your next road trip that don`t give a rat`s ass about trends.
Loud and proud, they sing about what they know with a refreshing directness and clarity. Some call it rebel music, but it’s more like everyday soul. Their songs are stories, with relatable characters and situations. Stories of celebration, of mourning, of trials and triumph. Through the quality of these songs, and the band’s undeniable power in concert and on record, Whiskey Myers has attracted a devoted army of outspoken fans who pack venues, sing the band’s praises online, and continue to make them a growing word-of-mouth sensation.
Also joining the line up for this year are country rockers Hogjaw and Road Dog and Blues aficionado Pat McManus!
Weekend and Day Tickets On Sale Now
Weekend General Admission – £130.00 *
Weekend VIP – £225.00 *
Saturday General Admission – £75.00 *
Saturday VIP – £125.00 *
Sunday Genral Admission – £75.00 *
Sunday VIP – £125.00 *
*Not Including Booking Fee
Ticket Link – http://ramblinmanfair.seetickets.com/
Ramblin’ Man Fair is the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances. The event will be a unique experience set to become a staple of the UK festival calendar.
The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30 acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, the Channel and Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
Ramblin’ Man Fair is now under the ownership of new music event company Spirit of Rock, the first IP acquisition activity by ex Team Rock and Classic Rock/Metal Hammer magazine Managing Director Chris Ingham. Spirit of Rock is a division of RFS Entertainment.
In a statement Spirit Of Rock said, “Now under new management, year two of Ramblin’ Man Fair will be even bigger and better than year one. The festival will concentrate on a core offering of classic rock, prog and Southern rock music showcasing both legends and new talent. Ramblin’ Man Fair will come with a new emphasis on great food, fine bourbons and the colourful world of rock culture.”
Spirit Of Rock Director Chris Ingham adds,“Ramblin’ Man 2016 is my first venture with the Spirit of Rock, the company I formed in partnership with RFS entertainment after twenty years at Classic Rock and Metal Hammer magazines and latterly, with TeamRock. I actually attended the 2015 concert in Mote Park and I was hugely impressed not only by the diversity of the artists but also the great atmosphere and the sheer potential of the brand.
It’s time to create a music festival that appeals as much to the foodie as it does the rock music fan in us all. Let’s have Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Prog, Blues and Country music stages alongside great outdoor BBQ food, fine bourbon whiskies and barrels of real ale in the heart of Maidstone’s beautiful Mote Park. Knowing whom we have
booked to play and alongside these new areas Ramblin’ Man 2016 will be a very special weekend indeed, don’t miss out.” – Chris Ingham
Ticket Link – http://ramblinmanfair.seetickets.com/
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