Ramblin' Man Fair has announced The Darkness as Friday night Headliners for its 2019 happening. Returning to Mote Park, Maidstone for the fifth time, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Beth Hart also join the festival, which is taking place on the 19th, 20th and 21st July.
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.
Also joining the bill which sees rock legends Foreigner top the Saturday bill, are Prog in the Park headliners Anathema, Swedes Pain of Salvation and polish prog giants Riverside.
One of the UK’s most beloved rock bands of the past 20 years The Darkness burst onto the scene and single handedly resurrected the sounds and attitudes of the late 70’s hard rock genre for an unsuspecting generation. Multi-platinum records and countless Top 10 singles followed which gave birth to one of the most exciting British rock bands who still to this day put on a live performance that channels the theatrics and energy of Queen and sound and style of Led Zeppelin.
Says front man Justin Hawkins: "I do love to ramble. Years ago, my grandfather bought me a set of hiking boots for Christmas, in a direct refusal to spend money on the plastic Evel Knievel toy I had begged him for in the weeks leading up to it. Grandad was quite progressive in that respect, very much a recycler. It must run in the family, my Uncle Len gave me the same 3 pack of sports socks that I had given him the previous year. So off I went, box-fresh hikers and regifted sports socks up the nearest hill. It took a long time to get there on account of my having grown up in the flat lands of East Anglia. Two of my other great uncles, Fred and Cyril, lived in Maidstone so I walked there. That makes Rambling Man somewhat of a homecoming, and we, The Darkness, cannot wait to headline this magnificent festival."
Ramblin’ Man Fair 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, Eurostar via Ashford Int’l and Channel Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
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Ramblin' Man Fair 2018 Acts Announced So Far:
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
BETH HART (Headliner)
Prog in the Park Stage
Pain of Salvation