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10th February 2018

mott the hoople

Mott The Hoople will join The Cult as Ramblin' Man headliner for the fourth edition of the Maidstone festival which takes place on June 30th and July 1st at Mote Park.

It's a festival exclusive for Mott The Hoople and their first festival appearance in forty-four years and they will be headlining Saturday At The Fair Main Stage.

The line-up will be the 'classic' 1973/1974 line-up of Ian Hunter (vocals, guitars), Ariel Bender (lead guitars) and Morgan Fisher (keyboards), and will be augmented by James Mastro (guitars, mandolin), Mark Bosch (guitars), Dennis Dibrizzi (keyboards), Paul Page (bass) and Steve Holley (drums). Sadly, due to ongoing ill health, Mick Ralphs will not be able to appear as a guest but has given his blessing.

Originally formed in 1969, Mott The Hoople went on to become one of the best loved and widely influential UK bands of the 1970s. They produced albums such as 'All The Young Dudes', 'Mott' and 'The Hoople' and singles such as the David Bowie penned 'All The Young Dudes', 'Honaloochie Boogie', 'All The Way From Memphis', 'Roll Away The Stone', 'Saturday Gigs' and 'The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll'.

Also appearing on the Ramblin' Man bill this year are Chas And Dave, Me And That Man, which is Nergal of Behemoth's side project with John Porter, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Blackberry Smoke and Sons Of Apollo who all play UK exclusive sets, as do Halestorm, who will make their first UK appearance since Lzzy Hale's induction into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History last month.

Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful third year in 2017, which you can find out about right here, Ramblin' Man Fair has moved from it's traditional end of July slot to the 30th June and 1st July 2018 instead.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster right here.

More acts will be announced soon, hopefully along with a repeat of last year's Friday night which featured four excellent Metal bands, Saxon, Last In Line, Y&T and Graham Bonnet.


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