Ramblin’ Man Fair, the festival celebrating the best in classic rock, prog, country and blues music returns to the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent from 28 to 30 July. 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, Eurostar via Ashford Int’l and Channel Ferries to and from mainland Europe.

Saxon performing on the Classic Rock Stage, Ramblin' Man Fair 25/07/15 (Simon Reed)

Saxon performing on the Classic Rock Stage, Ramblin’ Man Fair 25/07/15 (Simon Reed)

The Planet Rock Mainstage hosts headliners, Saxon, Extreme – who will be playing their seminal 1990 Pornograffitti album in full, and the very finest of Texas blues from ZZ Top.

The second stage this year has a split personality: Grooverider on Saturday and (more traditionally for this festival) Prog on Sunday. Grooverider headliners Rival Sons return to RMF after a storming set at the inaugural fair in 2015.

Rival Sons performing on the Classic Rock Stage, Ramblin' Man Fair 26/07/15 (Simon Reed)

Rival Sons performing on the Classic Rock Stage, Ramblin’ Man Fair 26/07/15 (Simon Reed)

Another artist to watch out for early on Saturday on the Grooverider stage are the superb Dirty Thrills; a band that always puts on a no holds barred show.

Dirty Thrills performing at Ramblin' Man Fair, Mote Park, Maidstone 24 July 2016 (Simon Reed | Musical Pictures)

Dirty Thrills performing at Ramblin’ Man Fair, Mote Park, Maidstone 24 July 2016 (Simon Reed)

Newly announced as headliner of the Prog stage on Sunday is the Devin Townsend ProjectA musician, vocalist, songwriter and producer, Townsend has established himself as one of the most fascinating and unpredictable artists on the planet.

The third stage is also known by two names. On Saturday, the Outlaw Country stage welcomes the Kenny Wayne Shepherd band as its headliner. I don’t think anybody actually views KWS as a country artist, but he’s going to draw a vast crowd regardless.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd performing at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London on 15 April 2015 (Simon Reed)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd performing at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London on 15 April 2015 (Simon Reed)

On Sunday, the Blues stage hosts amongst others, three RockShot favourites: Joanne Shaw Taylor, Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown and teenage guitar whizz Aaron Keylock. Bryant is definitely one to catch – an absolutely outstanding band.

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown performing at Boston Music Room on 6 June 2016 (Simon Reed | Musical Pictures)

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown performing at Boston Music Room on 6 June 2016 (Simon Reed)

Finally, as last year, the Rising stage will showcase some of the best new talent around. Another RockShot favourite, Birmingham’s outstanding Broken Witt Rebels are here on Saturday and certainly worthy of attention.

Broken Witt Rebels (support to Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown) performing at Boston Music Room on 6 June 2016 (Simon Reed | Musical Pictures)

Broken Witt Rebels performing at Boston Music Room on 6 June 2016 (Simon Reed)

As in 2015 and 2016, RockShot will be in attendance throughout the weekend to capture the looks, feels and sounds of this epic festival of music.

Limited numbers of tickets are still available for RMF 2017, priced as follows:

Friday only ticket General Admission – £45*

Friday only ticket VIP – £65*

 

Weekend General Admission – £150.00*

Weekend VIP – £250.00*

*Subject to booking Fee

 

Day Tickets Now On Sale at 

Day General Admission – £85*

Day VIP Admission – £125*

*Subject to booking Fee

 

Further details regarding RMF 2017 are here:

 

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