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Ramblin’ Man Fair Announces Further Acts – For The Prog Stage

rambling manEarly Bird Day Tickets for General Admission and VIP Admission Go Onsale On Friday 28th November 2014

Already confirmed
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

Ramblin’ Man Fair is delighted to announce further acts to join the already impressive bill. The Rock Collective and TeamRock presents… event 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.

The Prog stage acts announced include:

Ian Anderson plays the best of Jethro Tull. Ian Anderson is the singer and flute player in one of the most influential and successful British rock groups of all time, Jethro Tull. At Ramblin’ Man Fair, Anderson will be performing classic Tull songs from a career that spans almost 50 years and 60 million album sales.

“Oh what fun it is to ride like a Rambling Man to the far corners of Darkest Kent. To play once again with the support and organization of Team Rock, Prog Magazine and those other fine publications to delight the discerning music fan. See you there in July at the Ramblin’ Man Fair. Don’t forget to pack the brolly and the gum boots.” – Ian Anderson

Pendragon emerged from the British progressive rock revival of the early 1980s alongside Marillion, Pallas and IQ. The band still features two of its founding members, Nick Barrett (guitar, vocals) and Peter Gee (bass), alongside keyboard player Clive Nolan (who joined in 1986) and drummer Craig Blundell (recruited in 2014). Classic Rock calls them “a thoroughly 21st Century band.”

Riverside are among the leading progressive rock bands in Europe, formed in 2001 in the Polish capital of Warsaw. When the band’s most recent album Shrine Of New Generation Slaves was released in 2013, Prog magazine compared Riverside to Porcupine Tree and Opeth and declared them “modern masters of the genre”.

The Pineapple Thief are one of the definitive progressive rock acts of the modern era. Since the band was formed in Somerset in 1999, they have made ten albums, and the latest, Magnolia, received rave reviews on its release in 2014. “Prog stalwarts deliver the goods,” said Kerrang! While Classic Rock said that Magnolia was “the sound of a band reaching the height of their powers.”

“The band can’t wait to get on stage for this wonderful festival and join such a fantastic line up. Sharing the same stage as Camel is something particularly special. Live music (rock and progressive) is very much alive and well thanks to Ramblin Man! Looking forward to rocking our brand new set for you all.” – Bruce Soord, The Pineapple Thief

Messenger are one of the hottest properties in prog rock right now. The London-based quintet’s debut album Illusory Blues had great reviews across the board, with The Guardian calling it “the frontier between folk, prog and psych”. And at the Progressive Music Awards, Messenger scooped the ‘Limelight’ award for best new up and coming up band.

More Prog acts are set to be announced soon…

The Prog stage was curated in conjunction with Prog magazine. The magazine editor Jerry Ewing says, “We want to give music fans the very best of what’s out there at the moment, and I believe that with these acts for the Prog stage we’re delivering the best in today’s progressive music, from established artists to some of the most exciting and vibrant young acts around. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend if you’re a prog fan.”

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. 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 Chunnel and Ferries to and from mainland Europe.

Ramblin’ Man Fair has also announced the first of its much anticipated accommodation packages – a variety of options for all needs and budgets including Glamping at the Ranch Packages, Hotel Packages and Off-Site Camping Packages (coming soon). All available through www.ramblinmanfair.com

Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Day tickets are released on Friday 28th November 2014
Early Bird General Admission Day Tickets £55 plus booking fee
Early Bird VIP Admission Day Tickets £95 plus booking fee
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 via Teamrock.com to complete current issue magazine content for Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog, and bonus content including archive articles going back 30 years.

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.

Contact: info@ramblinmanfair.com
Twitter: @ramblinmanfair

About David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at planetmosh.com. Manager of The Goddanm Electric www.thegde.co.uk, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Hammerfest.co.uk. Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.