Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Ramblin' Man Fair - Main Stage – Announcement & UK Exclusive


On the 40th anniversary of the seminal “Jailbreak” album and 30 years since the passing of Phil Lynott the only time Thin Lizzy will play the UK.

Following from a hugely successful inaugural year in 2015, Ramblin’ Man Fair returns in 2016. The festival is pleased to announce the second round of bands for next years festival! Already announced is the stellar lineup of WHITESNAKE (Saturday Headliners), BLACK STONE CHERRY (Sunday Headliners), Airbourne, Europe, Ginger Wildheart, The Graveltones, Procol Harum, Uriah Heep, Hawkwind, Von Hertzen Brothers, Blurred Vision, The Fierce And The Dead, Frost*, IO Earth, The White Buffalo, Life Signs, Hayseed Dixie, Walter Trout and King King. Joining them in 2016 are…
Ramblin’ Man Fair is honoured to announce THIN LIZZY for a UK Exclusive performance on the 40thAnniversary of their seminal “Jailbreak” album and 30 Years since the passing of Phil Lynott. This will be a one off UK date as part of a select USA and European run and the only chance to see Thin Lizzy in the UK.

Thin Lizzy is one of rock music’s most recognizable names. The fiery Dublin band exploded onto the scene with a fresh sound, look and attitude. Lead by the incomparable Phil Lynott, the band reached many peaks and influenced generations of musicians with classic tracks such as “Jailbreak”, “The Boys Are Back In Town”, “Still In Love With You”, “Cold Sweat”, “Emerald” and “Don’t Believe A Word” between 1969 and 1983.

On March 26th, 1976, Thin Lizzy released the iconic “Jailbreak” album to the world. featuring such classic rock staples as “The Boys Are Back In Town” and the title track, “Jailbreak” and it become one of the most important albums of that era. Now we are 40 years on since the release of that milestone and it is time to celebrate it. 

2016 also see’s 30 years since Phil Lynott passed away (January 4th, 1986) and the world lost a rock legend. But his legacy lives on and celebrating that legacy is what is in store. In the summer of 2016 going into 2017, Thin Lizzy will stage a handful of special shows to commemorate these important milestones.

The Thin Lizzy Lineup is vocalist Ricky Warwick, guitarists Scott Gorham and Damon Johnson, and Darren Wharton on Keyboards. As special guest, we have seasoned drummer Mikkey Dee from Motörhead.

Scott Gorham “With Black Star Riders taking some time off the road to work on their third album , I thought it would be really cool to do some Thin Lizzy shows as it’s an anniversary year, to have some fun and to re-live the good old days. We will only do half a dozen or so dates to keep them special. For personal reasons Brian Downey won’t be with us but we have the incredible Mikkey Dee on the drum stool, which we are all very excited about. We will announce who is on bass shortly”

Mikkey Dee: “it’s an honor to be asked to play with Thin Lizzy on these dates, being a life long fan I am so happy and excited to playing with band on these shows. It’s going to be great!”

Weekend and Day Tickets On Sale Now 
Weekend General Admission – £130.00 *
Weekend VIP - £225.00 *
Saturday General Admission - £75.00 *
Saturday VIP - £125.00 *
Sunday Genral Admission - £75.00 *
Sunday VIP - £125.00 *

*Not Including Booking Fee


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 will be a unique experience set to become 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, the Channel and Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
Ramblin’ Man Fair is now under the ownership of new music event company Spirit of Rock, the first IP acquisition activity by ex Team Rock and Classic Rock/Metal Hammer magazine Managing Director Chris Ingham. Spirit of Rock is a division of RFS Entertainment.
In a statement Spirit Of Rock said, "Now under new management, year two of Ramblin’ Man Fair will be even bigger and better than year one. The festival will concentrate on a core offering of classic rock, prog and Southern rock music showcasing both legends and new talent. Ramblin’ Man Fair will come with a new emphasis on great food, fine bourbons and the colourful world of rock culture.”

Spirit Of Rock Director Chris Ingham adds, “Ramblin’ Man 2016 is my first venture with the Spirit of Rock, the company I formed in partnership with RFS entertainment after twenty years at Classic Rock and Metal Hammer magazines and latterly, with TeamRock. I actually attended the 2015 concert in Mote Park and I was hugely impressed not only by the diversity of the artists but also the great atmosphere and the sheer potential of the brand.
It’s time to create a music festival that appeals as much to the foodie as it does the rock music fan in us all. Let’s have Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Prog, Blues and Country music stages alongside great outdoor BBQ food, fine bourbon whiskies and barrels of real ale in the heart of Maidstone’s beautiful Mote Park. Knowing whom we have booked to play and alongside these new areas Ramblin’ Man 2016 will be a very special weekend indeed, don’t miss out.” – Chris Ingham


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