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20th January 2017


Yes, you read that headline correctly. Extreme are the second headliner of Ramblin' Man Fair and will join ZZ Top for what will be one of the highlights of the summer.

Extreme's Nuno Bettencourt said:

"There will always be a special place for the UK in our hearts. Way before 'More Than Words' hit around the world, The UK was Getting The Funk Out. Recognizing Extreme as a rock band first and foremost has and will always connect us. Cannot wait to rock with you at Ramblin' Man!!!"

Gary Cherone added:

"We are honoured to be headlining the Ramblin’ Man Fair. Extreme has always had a special relationship with the UK fans and we look forward to a great night."

Rival Sons have also been added to the bill and will headline the new 'Groove Rider' Stage, hot on the heels of their currently critically acclaimed tour support with Black Sabbath.

Also playing Ramblin' Man will be the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Colour Of Noise.

The festival organisers have promised more announcements to come shortly.

Last week we stated that the classic line-up of Dokken, Don Dokken, George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and 'Wild' Mick Brown, would be appearing at Ramblin' Man but we have now been informed by the band that this is not the case. The Dokken line-up at Ramblin' Man will be Don Dokken, Wild Mick Brown, Jon Levin and Chris McCarvill.

Occasionally, reliable sources are not totally reliable and we apologise for any disappointment you may have experienced. Having said that, this current line-up of Dokken is more than worthy of carrying the name and we look forward to welcoming them to England and enjoying what is sure to be a memorable performance by a superb band.

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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