Ramblin’ Man Fair, Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent UK – 25th & 26th July 2015
First acts announced –
Scorpions – UK exclusive show in 2015
Gregg Allman (of The Allman Brothers Band) – UK exclusive show in 2015
Camel – UK Festival exclusive show in 2015
Marillion – UK Festival exclusive show in 2015
We believe there’s a Ramblin’ Man – or Ramblin’ Woman – in all of us who wants to wander and listen to great music, drink fine beer, eat great food and have the best of times. Live life to the full and take it as it comes as you join the Ramblin’ Family from 2015. The Rock Collective and TeamRock are proud to announce a brand new UK festival. Ramblin’ Man Fair will bring the best of Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Country and Blues to Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent over the weekend of 25th and 26th July 2015.
Ramblin’ Man Fair is set to become the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances will be coupled with excellent amenities throughout, including gourmet food, a beer festival, spoken word stage, the best in music cinema, luxury camping and accommodation packages and more – all set in the surroundings of Maidstone’s stunning Mote Park.
The event will be a unique experience set to become a staple of the UK festival calendar. Ramblin’ Man Fair is delighted to announce the first set of acts headlining its Classic Rock and Prog Stages with more stages, including Country and Blues, and acts to be announced.
Scorpions are the one of the biggest selling hard rock bands of all time, with worldwide record sales of over 100 million. Formed in 1965 in Hanover, Germany, the band rose to international stardom in the late 70s and early 80s with a string of classic albums including Lovedrive, Blackout and Love At First Sting. A new Scorpions album is planned for release in 2015 to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary.
“Scorpions are very happy to be headlining Ramblin’ Man Fair. It’s an exciting new festival and our only UK show in 2015. We love playing the UK and can’t wait to deliver a set of Scorpions classics. See you down the front!” – Scorpions
Gregg Allman is a legendary figure in American music. He was a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, who defined the soulful sound of southern rock on iconic albums such as At Fillmore East (1971) and Eat A Peach (1972). As a solo artist, he has made a string of acclaimed albums, including 2011’s Low Country Blues, which reached number five on the US Billboard chart. Allman was inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006, and in November 2014 he is to receive the Living Legend award at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour event in Los Angeles. Millions of Top Gear fans around the world will recognise The Allman Brothers Song “Jessica” as the programmes theme tune.
“Really looking forward to getting back to the UK with my band. I’ve always loved my British fans. Love playing for them. It’s going to be a lot of fun” – Gregg Allman
Camel are among the most revered British progressive rock groups from the golden generation of the early 70s. Formed in London, the band made their name with landmark albums Mirage, The Snow Goose and Moonmadness – described byallmusic.com as “majestic and canonical”. Still led by founding member Andrew Latimer, Camel completed a successful tour in 2014 playing The Snow Goose in its entirety. Among the new generation of rock musicians citing Camel as a key influence are Steven Wilson and Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt.
Marillion are one of the world’s leading progressive rock bands, with a career spanning 35 years and 17 studio albums. With their original singer Fish, the band found huge success in the early 80s with albums such as Script For A Jester’s Tear and Misplaced Childhood – the latter yielding the hit single Kayleigh. And in the 25 years since Steve Hogarth took over from Fish, Marillion’s popularity has continued via a series of brilliant albums and pioneering fan interaction through the internet.
“Marillion are proud to be heading-up the Prog Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair next July. Exciting stuff indeed. On the right side of London for a hop across the channel, and so thoroughly recommended to our European fans as well as the Brits” – Marillion
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 Chunnel and Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk Available initially will be:
Early Bird General Admission Weekend Tickets £99.00 plus £9.99 Booking Fee.
Early Bird VIP Admission Weekend Tickets £180.00 plus £15 Booking Fee.
Additionally those buying early tickets will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to take up the very special offer of being in the Founders Club. As well as including two years VIP tickets this unique offer gives the Founders access to their own special club area on site for life, exclusive merchandise and much much more.
All weekend tickets for Ramblin’ Man Fair include 6 months membership to TeamRock+. This provides online access viaTeamrock.com to complete current issue magazine content for Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog, and bonus content including archive articles going back 30 years.
Ramblin’ Man Fair are working with local organisations to offer luxury camping and accommodation packages across Friday, Saturday and Sunday (details to be announced). The festival will be supporting local charities.
About The Rock Collective: The Rock Collective is a new venture from rock and festival experts who have been in the industry for over 20 years. Their previous work includes being part of the team behind High Voltage festival, which took place in Victoria Park, London in 2010 and 2011.
About TeamRock Limited: TeamRock owns national DAB radio station TeamRock Radio as well as its portfolio of rock magazines, including Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, Prog, AOR and The Blues Magazine. You can tune into TeamRock Radio via DAB, on-line at TeamRock.com(or any of the TeamRock sites) and the Radio Player app.
Team Rock Limited (TeamRock) was founded in 2013 by Billy Anderson and chaired by John Myers. John is the former Chief Executive of GMG Radio and Billy Anderson was Regional Director of GMG Radio. TR
Managing Director Chris Ingham was previously Group Publisher of the music brands at Future Publishing where he founded the internationally recognised Classic Rock Roll of Honour and Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards brands and was a key figure in the development of High Voltage festival.