A Festival Exclusive and their first festival appearance in 44 years!! They will be headlining Saturday At The Fair Main Stage..
Ramblin’ Man Fair are delighted to announce the inimitable Mott The Hoople as their second headliner for this year’s festival – a 2018 UK festival exclusive performance with the classic 1973/1974 lineup. The band will feature Ian Hunter (Vocals, Guitars), Ariel Bender (Lead Guitars) and Morgan Fisher (Keyboards), and will be augmented by James Mastro (Guitars, Mandolin), @Mark Bosch (Guitars), Dennis Dibrizzi (Keyboards), Paul Page (Bass) and Steve Holley (Drums). Sadly, due to ongoing ill health, Mick Ralphs will not be able to appear as a guest but has given his blessing.
Originally formed in 1969 Mott the Hoople - Band went on to become one of the best loved and widely influential UK bands of the 1970s. The band produced albums such as “All the Young Dudes”, “Mott” and “The Hoople” and singles such as, the David Bowie penned, “All the Young Dudes”, “Honaloochie Boogie”, “All the Way From Memphis”, “Roll Away The Stone”, “Saturday Gigs” and “The Golden Age Of Rock ‘n’ Roll”.
Consummate live performers and fronted by the wonderful Ian Hunter, Mott The Hoople will be a fantastic addition to the Ramblin’ Man Fair bill in 2018
PLAYING SATURDAY AT THE FAIR MAIN STAGE:
'Dang if they didn't bring them back to Ramblin' Man 2018...They stormed Ramblin' Man in 2016, they're southern and it ain't their fault and are well on the road to building their own southern rock legacy....From the home of country Nashville, Tennessee and they're very excited to welcome them back to the Ramblin' Man fold, they are the one and only The Cadillac Three
Bringing the lip gloss, the eyeliner and hairspray to Ramblin Man 2018 and our special guests for the main stage Saturday At The Fair..
They hail form Los Angeles, California have shared the stage with Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Guns n' Roses, Alter Bridge and Aerosmith and they'll party until the end of the world...
Adding a touch of glamour to the Fair come on and feel the steel it's those glam rockers from Lexxi's Mom's Garage Steel Panther!
HEADLINER ANNOUNCEMENT - Sunday At The Fair
For all you rockers, ravers, lovers and ramblers the first headliner for Ramblin' Man 2018 and it's their only UK performance this year! We are are very, very excited they have agreed to play the Fair!
They are one of the UK's finest and diverse rock acts, they have sold platinum albums on both sides of the atlantic, and have played with the likes of Guns n' Roses, Metallica and Aerosmith. The lead singer even took time out to front the reformed Doors!
Some say they were born into this but they need no ceremony, they'll be bringing all the swagger and rock n' roll to the Fair! They are Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy and they are The Cult!!!
All the way from Perth, Australia on the back of a 6 album career to date, their music is a diverse, out on the edge take on rock.... Please welcome to Ramblin' Man 2018, Aussie progressive metallers VOYAGER
They are the new project of Reef guitarist Kenwyn House, a psychedelic, sonic rock n' roll magical carpet ride of an experience and are already causing a bit of storm in the music press. They are GOLDRAY
OUTLAW COUNTRY STAGE: He's the front man of black metal legends BEHEMOTH! & he comes to Mote Park under another guise along with folk stalwart John Porter. It's Americana colliding with elements of folk, blues and outlaw country, he is ADAM NERGAL DARSKI and the band is ME AND THAT MAN!
They need no introduction, they will be playing the Blues stage at Ramblin' Man 2018, they have opened for Led Zeppelin and one member of the duo played in bands with Phil Lynott & Richie Blackmore. Bringing the boogie woogie, all the rabbit and a bit of a knees up to Ramblin' Man 2018 it's none other than Chas & Dave (official)!
The wait is finally over, Ramblin' Man has begun to announce a host of acts for 2018!
Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, they have come back stronger than ever before, a resurgence of mammoth proportions and they even blitzed the charts again! They still have all the swagger and have even better days ahead! Ramblin Man' are very pleased to announce that GUN have agreed to play the Ramblin' Man Stage 2018!
Ramblin’ Man Fair 2018 happily announce HEADLINER Warren Haynes to take a spot on the Blues Stage in 2018, accompanying him on the stage will be Gov’t Mule. The Blues Stage is certainly in for a treat this year! But to keep you ticking over until then, here’s a link to their YouTube channel so you can listen at your leisure:
Warren Haynes https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1oas3MNV8uNjBfGHi8BIBA
Jim Jones and the Righteous Band (the new band from former Jim Jones Revue) are going to hit the Blues Stage hard in 2018. If you haven’t caught their latest release then check out their video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tV8qaNxX6Y which should just give you an idea of the little delight you are being lined up for.
Taking the step up from the Rising Stage in 2017 to the Blues Stage in 2018 is the Kris Barras Band. Kris Barras is described as one of the best British Blues-Rock guitarists and he really must have something is he’s being welcomed back for a second year. Why not go see for yourself and check out the Kris Barras Band on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz3cjIph1rI. Well worth it in my opinion!
To purchase your tickets head on over to their ticket page at http://www.ramblinmanfair.com/buy-tickets/
And to keep up to date with all the Ramblin’ Man Fair 2018 news and announcements check out their website: http://www.ramblinmanfair.com/
It's a Ramblin' Man debut, bringing their soaring ballads, anthemic epics and led by the charismatic voice of Olivia Sparnenn-Josh, a must see band that ticks every progressive box, the mesmerising Mostly Autumn
More announcements soon....
After their mind blowin' first performance at Ramblin' Man in 2016 they just had to have them back. All the way from Finland, bringing their hedonistic mix of progressive rock to the Fair, they are the ferociously talented Von Hertzen Brothers!
More announcements soon....
Next up playing Ramblin' Man 2018 and for 'Prog In The Park' we have...
Headlining Prog In The Park: He's Scottish, he's very tall, he was the front man of one of the most successful prog bands of the 80's before launching he's own rather successful solo career, none other than Fish! And to top it all he will be performing tracks from the critically acclaimed 'Clutching At Straws'
More announcements soon....
The first bands for Ramblin' Man Fair 2018 have been announced! Things are looking pretty damn sweet already!
Special guests for Sunday are Grammy Award winners and one of the most exciting rock acts of recent times...HALESTORM!
Headlining the Outlaw Country Stage and playing the iconic Copperhead Road in it's entirety and much, much more it's none other than STEVE EARLE & The Dukes!
Next up and bringing a heavy slice of Southern rock to the fair the much loved and seriously rockin' and rollin' BLACKBERRY SMOKE!
...and to end round one of the Ramblin' Man Fair 2018 announcements they have the super group of super groups featuring Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, Jeff Scott Soto and Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal, none other than SONS OF APOLLO!
More announcements very soon!
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So the first bands for Ramblin’ Man Fair 2018 are due to be announced this week! Excitement is building and DTF Base Camp can’t wait to see who’s going to be announced!
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So it’s that time of year whereby up and coming bands are invited to make their applications to the ‘Rising Stage’ for the 2018 Ramblin’ Man Fair. The ‘Rising Stage’ has seen huge success for bands over the past few years; the likes of Massive Wagons, Cats in Space, Mason Hill, Broken Witt Rebels and Stone Broken, to name but a few. Now, Bruce and his team at Ramblin’ Man are primed and ready to accept applications for 2018!
Those wishing to apply for THE RISING STAGE 2018 should head over to the Ramblin’ Man Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/ramblinmanfair/, for information on how to apply or follow these instructions:
1. Send your band Bio and a video link to FTBbooking@hotmail.com
2. Mark in the header ‘Ramblin’ Man Rising Stage 2018’
Applications are now open and the team are waiting, so what are you waiting for?
Good luck to those of you that are applying for 2018!
DOWN THE FRONT PODCAST REVIEW SPECIAL
By Naomi Jeremiah & David Lydiard (Photo Credits: Naomi Jeremiah)
Review for Day 2 of Ramblin Man Fair has now been published....check it out