UPDATE: FINAL LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT
We're delighted to announce that the final performers set to appear at Ramblin' Man Fair 2016 have been named. With the stellar line up already including Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, and Black Stone Cherry, the final bands set to appear have been revealed to be:
Grammy Award-winning artist Warren Haynes has been recognised as a cornerstone of the American music landscape and revered as one of the finest guitar players in the world. Throughout his prolific career as part of three of the greatest live groups in rock history – Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and the Dead – his artistry has led to thousands of unforgettable performances and millions of album and track sales.
One of the few outfits that can call itself 'The World’s Greatest Rock ’n’ Roll Band!' and actually get away with it, the Supersuckers eat Marshall stacks and cowboy hats and play high-volume Motörheading country music and Willie Nelsoning garage-punk better than virtually anyone else, ever.
Tax The Heat
2015 was intense for Bristol’s Tax The Heat. Following the release of two critically acclaimed singles 'Fed To The Lions' and 'Highway Home', the band has cemented its live reputation by supporting the likes of Cadillac 3, Reef, The Graveltones, Black Star Riders, Masters Of Reality, The Virginmarys and Thunder. The band’s unique blend of classic blues driven rock with a modern alternative twist is set to continue winning them a legion of fans throughout 2016.
Nashville-based improvisational trio SIMO will be bringing its invigorating blues, psychedelic Brit Invasion, and countrified Southern-rock manifestations to Ramblin’ Man Fair 2016.
Following the overwhelming success of the inaugural Ramblin' Man Fair 2015 in Maidstone's popular Mote Park, this fantastic celebration of classic rock is returning to the borough on July 23/24, 2016. The festival, which is anticipated to attract more than 12,000 visitors each day, will feature a vast selection of iconic bands, with none more acclaimed than the Ramblin' Man Fair 2016 headliners, Whitesnake.
The legendary rock’n’roll band founded and formed by Deep Purple singer David Coverdale is set to headline the festival as part of its 2016 'The Greatest Hits Tour', performing some of the biggest hits from Slide It In, Whitesnake and Slip Of The Tongue records. "We are truly excited and looking forward to playing at the Ramblin' Man Fair in 2016 on what will be our 'Greatest Hits World Tour' and most likely my personal 'Farewell to Arena Rock' after over 40 years of writing and performing rock music," said Coverdale. "As I write this we are finishing our incredibly successful touring cycle of 2015. Co-headlining a monster UK tour with Def Leppard, releasing our tribute to Deep Purple Mark 3 & 4, Whitesnake The Purple Album, and touring this incredible world, I look back on an amazing, memorable journey of four decades of fun performing for millions of people. Whitesnake is singularly honoured to headline The Ramblin' Man Fair, looking forward to some British fun in the sun... see you in 2016!"
In addition to the announcement that Whitesnake will headline, a number of additional acts have been announced as part of the Ramblin' Man Fair 2016 line-up.
Further Main Stage Announcements
Procol Harum – Headliner
Uriah Heep – Special Guests
Hawkwind – Special Guests
Hayseed Dixie – Headliner
Walter Trout – Special Guest
Tickets are already on sale for Ramblin' Man Fair 2016, with weekend admission prices from £130, and weekend VIP from £225. For more information on Ramblin' Man Fair 2016 on the Visit Maidstone website.