Ramblin’ Man Fair, a showcase of classic rock, prog and blues is now in its third year and continues to go from strength to strength. This year’s two main headliners, Extreme and ZZ Top it’s fair to say stirred up conflicting emotions amongst the fan base – with some in the Ramblin’ Man community feeling that neither band truly reflected the nature of the event. Personally, I couldn’t disagree more strongly with this sentiment – but tastes vary.

The two sets were both brilliantly performed and hugely enjoyable but served up very different lighting from a photographic perspective. Extreme was challenging to say the least and ZZ Top was a joy to behold.

Extreme performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

Extreme performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

Extreme performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

Extreme performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

Extreme performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

Extreme performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

Extreme performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

Extreme performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

Extreme performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

Extreme performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and atmosphere at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

Extreme performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

ZZ Top performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

ZZ Top performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

ZZ Top performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

ZZ Top performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

ZZ Top performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

ZZ Top performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

ZZ Top performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

ZZ Top performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

ZZ Top performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

ZZ Top performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

ZZ Top performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

ZZ Top performing at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

A full review of Ramblin’ Man Fair 2017 is here: http://rockshot.co.uk/28126/live-ramblin-man-fair-festival-2017/

 

Photography by Simon Reed. Simon’s personal music photography website is here

 

Photography: Truck Festival 2017