Friday, August 17, 2018
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The Moshville Times

Ramblin’ Man Fair announce second headliner

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 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. Ian Hunter says:

Looking forward to realigning with my old Mott the Hoople mates – the great Ariel Bender and the sartorial Morgan Fisher at Ramblin’ Man Fair in June. Both toured extensively with Mott and both were featured heavily of The Hoople album after Mick Ralphs and Verden Allen left the band. I know many people were disappointed when neither appeared on the ’09 and ’13 get-togethers – hope this makes up for it!

Ramblin’ Man Fair is the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances. The event is a unique experience fast becoming a staple of the UK festival calendar.

The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. 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.

Ramblin’ Man Fair will take place on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018. Announced acts to date are:

Main Stage:

  • The Cult (Headliner)
  • Halestorm (Special Guest)
  • Steel Panther (Special Guest)
  • Blackberry Smoke
  • Sons Of Apollo
  • GUN

Country Stage:

  • Steve Earle & The Dukes (Headliner) – UK Exclusive Set ‘Copperhead Road plus Hits!’
  • Me & That Man

Blues Stage:

  • Gov’t Mule (Headliner)
  • Chas & Dave
  • Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind
  • Kris Barras

Prog in the Park Stage:

  • Fish (Playing material From Clutching At Straws)
  • Mostly Autumn
  • Von Hertzen Brothers
  • Voyager
  • Goldray

Tickets are available now priced as below:

  • VIP Admission Saturday & Sunday – £256 plus booking fee
  • General Admission Saturday & Sunday – £156 plus booking fee
  • Camping Starts at £49

Tickets are available now.

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