Another festival realising the importance of new acts is this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair, scheduled for July 23-24 down in Maidstone.
They have just announced the addition of the Rising Stage and a further 12 acts to the bill. In partnership with Laney Amplification, TAMA drums and Andersons Music Superstore, the Rising Stage features the best of UK’s up-and-coming artists, including: Colour of Noise, Cats in Space, Massive Wagons, City of Thieves, Naked Six, Mason Hill, Dirty Thrills, Illustr8tors, StoneBroken, Will Wilde, Wicked Stone and Bigfoot.
As an editor’s aside, I would like you to notice that several of those acts played this year’s Wildfire Festival!
Spirit Of Rock Director Chris Ingham reminds 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!
Bruce John Dickinson (from Colour of Noise) helped to coordinate the stage, and had this to say:
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!
Now in its second year, Ramblin’ Man (23rd to 24th July 2016) is bigger, better, and with the addition of the Rising Stage the festival offers even more choice and variety. Set amidst the elegance and beauty of Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent, Ramblin’ Man Fair is the must-see event for festival lovers seeking a rich and varied musical line-up, including a number of UK-exclusive performances. This event promises to be a unique experience, and Ramblin’ Man Fair is set to become a staple of the UK festival calendar. One to add to your diary.