Aussie Pub rockers Airbourne and Outlaw Country star Jesse Dayton have been added to the bill of this years' Ramblin' Man Fair Festival. Taking place at Mote Park, Maidstone from 19th - 21st July, 2019., the additions join headliners The Darkness, Black Stone Cherry and Foreigner.
RMF 2019 follows on from the 2018 event, which saw The Cult, Steel Panther & Mott The Hoople ramble on, and 2017, which saw Extreme, ZZ Top, and Saxon put on a show fit for a king.
Unswerving champions of the hard rock cause whose spectacular global success, live and on record, Sunday main stage special guests Airbourne have consistently clenched a fist for the genre as a whole. Driven by a formidable work-hard/play-hard ethic, and keen to entertain on the grandest of scales, this award-winning quartet have been proudly walking the rock ‘n’ roll path since their early teenage years, inspired by the music’s great and glorious past, yet determined to move things forward on a wave of blurred limbs & boundless energy.
Says front man Joel O'Keeffe; “And ‘Ramblin’ Man’ rambles on. The gutsy little Rock’n’Roll battler of a festival that has grown into the menacing TYRANT OF ROCK that it is today. I love the electricity that’s burning like a bushfire here. Gutsy people come here to work, gutsy bands and gutsy people come here to rock out and at some point we’ll all fully let loose and live it up to the absolute mega max amongst an absolute mega power packed weekend of mega rock! See ya soon Ramblin’ Man me ol’ mate!”
Jesse Dayton's story reads like a who’s who of American music. Want to talk about being born into it? Imagine a 15-year-old kid born and raised on the Texas/Louisiana border, playing his Telecaster guitar in all-black zydeco bands in Lake Charles, Louisiana; honky-tonk country bands with members left over from the Starday Records’ George Jones days around his hometown of Beaumont, Texas. While Dayton is ignored by mainstream country radio, his cult following in the US and Europe continues to grow. A whole new crowd of Americana listening room folks, young college alternative rock fans & disenfranchised aging punk rockers embrace him.
Today's additions join already announced bands including Rock legends Foreigner (Sunday’s Planet Rock Main Stage Headliner), Black Stone Cherry (Saturday’s Planet Rock Main Stage Headliner), American blues singer/songwriter Beth Hart (Blues Stage Headliner), Prog in the Park Headliner Anathema, The Darkness (Friday Planet Rock Main Stage Headliner), The Wildhearts (Friday Main Stage Special Guest), Living Colour (Main Stage), Koyo (Prog in the Park Stage), Orange Goblin (Grooverider Stage), Crobot (Grooverider Stage), Obsessed (Grooverider Stage),Robert Jon and The Wreck (Outlaw Stage) and Chris Robinson Brotherhood as well as more prog acts including Swedish act Pain of Salvation and polish prog giants Riverside.
Other recent additions include; Kris Barras, Allman Betts Band, The Lazys, Austin Gold, Vola, Scardust, Wille & The Bandits, Elles Bailey, Chantel McGregor and Joyous Wolf.
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Ramblin' Man Fair 2018 Acts Announced So Far:
Planet Rock Main Stage
FOREIGNER (Headliner Sunday)
BLACK STONE CHERRY (Headliner Saturday)
THE DARKNESS (Headliner Friday)
AIRBOURNE (Special Guest Sunday)
THE WILDHEARTS (Special Guest Friday)
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
BETH HART (Headliner)
Prog in the Park Stage
Pain of Salvation
Robert Jon and The Wreck
Allman Betts Band
Wille & The Bandits
Cellar Door Moon Crow
Dust Bowl Jokies
Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts