Ramblin’ Man Fair, which will hold it’s second edition at the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent on 23rd and 24th July 2016, have added “The Rising Stage” which will bring some of the best up and coming UK bands to the festival.
The Rising Stage, in partnership with Laney Amplification, TAMA drums and Andersons Music Superstore, will host performances by Colour Of Noise, Cats In Space, Massive Wagons, Mason Hill, Dirty Thrills, Stone Broken and several others.
You can check out Massive Wagons, Mason Hill and Stone Broken in Johnny Main’s reviews of last weekend’s Wildfire Festival here and here and Cats In Space in our review of the recent Stone Free Festival in London here.
Spirit Of Rock Director Chris Ingham told us: “With all the concerns over our collective tomorrows with the Brexit, Ramblin’ Man Fair invites you to chill out and take a more reassuring view of the UK’s horizon. Having seen all these bands kick out the jams recently, we can predict with an absolute certainty that the future of UK rock n’ roll is secure. It’s a diverse line-up: a true mix of styles across two days, but it’s absolutely packed with quality. Miss ’em at your peril!
“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.”
Bruce John Dickinson from Colour Of Noise helped to coordinate the stage and told us: “It is a real privilege to be involved in putting the Rising Stage together for the immensely cool Ramblin’ Man festival. Hats off to the team at Ramblin’ Man, who had the vision to support the concept and to our amazing sponsors who made the stage possible.
“There is no denying that we are witnessing a wave of great new bands committed to old school rock n’ roll values getting out there and putting on a great show. There is real feeling of community with the acts and this stage celebrates that friendship and support. At this time of disunity, music pulls us all together. Peace!”
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Already announced is the stellar lineup of Whitewsnake (Saturday Headliners), Black Stone Cherry (Sunday Headliners), Thin Lizzy, Thunder, Airbourne, Europe, Ginger Wildheart, The Answer, Family, Purson, Cadillac Three, The Dead Daises, Terrovision, Devin Townsend, The Graveltones, Warren Haynes, Procol Harum, Uriah Heep, Hawkwind, Von Hertzen Brothers, Blurred Vision, Whiskey Myers, Hogjaw, Road Dog, Pat McManus, The Fierce And The Dead, Frost, IO Earth, Bob Wayne, The White Buffalo, Life Signs, Hayseed Dixie, Walter Trout, King King, The Kentucky Headhunters, Headspace, Inglorious, The Zombies, Tax The Heat, The Supersuckers, SIMO and Sons Of Royalty.