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New Line Up Announcement

THUNDER to join Ramblin Man 2016

THUNDER One of the most popular and enduring British rock bands of the last 25 years, with 18 Top 40 singles in the UK and a string of gold and platinum albums around the world, including last years Top Ten album the critically acclaimed 'Wonder Days'. 'Wonder Days' The group’s first studio album in six years, reminds us why Thunder are now more revered than ever before. With a lineage dating back to the cream of hard rock – Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, The Who and Deep Purple and songwriting greats such as The Kinks, The Beatles and The Faces – the band’s sound is a timeless marriage of unforgettable melodies and sheer rock power. Their long-awaited return with ‘Wonder Days’ has ensure that Thunder are elevated to their rightful place in the pantheon of truly great British bands. We are truly honoured that they will be performing at Ramblin' Man Fair this year and can't wait to witness this iconic band perform what is set to be a truly unmissable show.

Sebastian Bach, The Cadillac Three, Ginger Baker’s Airforce 3, Purson, The Kentucky Headhunters, Headspace, Inglorious and The Zombies.

Following from a hugely successful inaugural year in 2015, Ramblin’ Man Fair returns in 2016. The festival is pleased to announce the second round of bands for next years festival! Already announced is the stellar lineup of WHITESNAKE (Saturday Headliners), BLACK STONE CHERRY (Sunday Headliners), THIN LIZZY, Airbourne, Europe, Ginger Wildheart, The Graveltones, 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 and King King. Joining them in 2016 are…

Sebastian Bach

Sebastian Bach, singer who achieved mainstream success as front man of SkidRow from 1987-96 will be performing with his band, playing contemporary numbers and old school classic Skid Row tracks. Sebastian is renowned for being one of rocks most iconic singers and outspoken front men. Expect classics such as '18 For Life’, ‘Youth Gone Wild’ and ‘Monkey Business’ ​

The Cadillac Three Since the release of Tennessee Mojo featuring the radio hit ‘Party Like You’, The Cadillac Three are proving a massive success on both sides of the Atlantic and have been on a non-stop rollercoaster of touring, including rave ​​reviews and sold-out shows during their UK run this month. Rambli n’ Man Fair are so excited toa dd them to this years line up and feel this is only the beginning for this band who clearly have big things on the horizon.

Ginger Baker’s Airforce 3 Ginger Baker is probably one of the most innovative and influential drummers of our time and one of the founding members to one of the most iconic classic rock bands ‘CREAM’. Now with a career spanning 45 years and still going strong, Ginger Baker will be bringing back 70’s jazz rock fusion project ‘Airforce 3’ to Ramblin’ Man Fair 2016 and we can’t wait!

Also announced are blues psychedelic outfit Purson, Main stage performers Inglorious and The Kentucky Headhunters and also adding to the Prog Stage The Zombies and Headspace.Following from a hugely successful inaugural year in 2015, Ramblin’ Man Fair returns in 2016. The festival is pleased to announce the first round of bands for next years festival!

Whitesnake play The Greatest Hits Mega platinum WHITESNAKE, the legendary rock’n’roll band founded and formed by DEEP PURPLE singer David Coverdale are proud to announce their exclusive UK Festival date as part of the 2016 “THE GREATEST HITS TOUR” which will feature their biggest hits & songs from SLIDE IT IN, WHITESNAKE (1987) AND SLIP OF THE TONGUE records. Blowing audiences away with their stunning, energetic live performances, Whitesnake have just completed a comprehensive world tour in 2015, including a Sell Out Arena tour in the UK & Ireland with Def Leppard, whilst promoting their most recent studio offering, THE PURPLE ALBUM.

After leaving DEEP PURPLE in 1976 Coverdale formed the original WHITESNAKE in 1978, and began a journey that has taken him from the early heavy blues rock of the late ‘70s with albums like ‘TROUBLE’, ‘LOVEHUNTER ‘READY AND WILLING’ and ‘COME AN’ GET IT’ through to the explosive hard rock of the revamped ‘SNAKE sound with the multi-platinum ‘SLIDE IT IN’ & 1987’s self-titled mega-million-selling smash-hit album, ‘WHITESNAKE’. David Coverdale...Whitesnake Lead Singer "We are truly excited & looking forward to playing at the Ramblin' Man Fair in 2016 on what will be our 'Greatest Hits World Tour' & most likely my personal 'Farewell to Arena Rock' after over 40 years of writing & performing rock music. As I write this we are finishing our incredibly successful touring cycle of 2015...CO Headlining a monster UK tour with Def Leppard, releasing our tribute to Deep Purple Mark 3 & 4, Whitesnake 'The PURPLE Album' & touring this incredible world, I look back on an amazing, memorable journey of 4 decades of fun performing for millions of people. Whitesnake is singularly honoured to headline The Ramblin' Man Fair, looking forward to some British Fun in the sun... See You In 2016!!!" Europe A legendary name of a legendary band. Three decades in, millions of albums sold and anthems such as “The Final Countdown” and “Rock The Night”, Europe are coming to Ramblin' Man Fair off the back of their critically acclaimed 10th Studio Album ‘War of Kings’. The band recently picked up the “Comeback Of the Year” Award at 2015’s Classic Rock Awards.

"We're having an amazing 2015 with receiving a Classic Rock Award and touring extensively promoting WAR OF KINGS. Now we have the absolute pleasure in announcing that EUROPE will be playing RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR together with WHITESNAKE on the 23 July 2016. Always an enormous pleasure sharing the stage with the great man himself David Coverdale and his entourage! We've been following Ramblin’ Man Fair with great interest. It's a festival that makes sense musically and is gaining respect amongst both artists and audience. Bring on RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR 23 July 2016! It will surely be one of those classic rock evenings that will be talked about for donkey's!" - Joey Tempest Ginger Wildheart One of the most consistent UK songwriters of the past 25 years. Throughout The Wildhearts and a host of solo albums Ginger will be rocking tracks such as “Caffeine Bomb”, “29 x The Pain”, “Sick Of Drugs” and “I Wanna Go Where The People Go”. He recently dueted with Courtney Love on “Honor”. After his record breaking pledge campaigns and critically acclaimed albums ‘555%’ & ‘Albion’, we can’t wait to see him perform at next years festival.

Procol Harum One of the most successful prog rock bands of the 60’s and 70’s and one of a few number of artist to sell 10 million singles with their debut track ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’. Procol Harum will be a fantastic addition to Ramblin’ Man Fair 2016 and we can’t wait to see them headline our Prog Stage.

Hayseed Dixie Our country stage headliners Hayseed Dixie are one of the most exciting critically loved bands on the bill. “Superlative musicians with a deep love and understanding of the dynamics of both modern rock and ancient hillbilly music” - The Times

Walter Trout Accomplished, unique, passionate. Walter is a contemporary blues master. With a career spanning over 45 years he is one of the true greats and fathers of Blues music and we’re honored to have him as a special guest at next years Ramblin’ Man Fair.

Other artists announced are iconic rockers Hawkind, Blues outfit King King and prog talents Uriah Heep and Life Signs.

Weekend Tickets On Sale Now Weekend General Admission – £130.00 (Price Includes Booking Fee) Weekend VIP - £225.00 (Price Includes Booking Fee) Ticket Link - 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 - To keep up to date with all Ramblin’ Man Fair announcements please like, follow and visit us


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