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18th February 2017

ramblin man

Glenn Hughes, The Kyle Gass Band, Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash, Supersonic Blues Machine featuring Eric Gales and Steve 'N' Seagulls have all been added to the 2017 Ramblin' Man bill.

Glenn Hughes said: "Looking forward to returning to the UK to play at Ramblin' Man Fair with a selection of songs from my new album 'Resonate' and from the deep well of my musical history. It's gonna be a rock show.”

Fabrizio Grossi from Supersonic Blues Machine added: "We are extremely excited to play for the first time in the UK, it means so much for all of us.

"The amount of love and requests from the fans has been a solid one since before [debut album] 'West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco' was released, and knowing that our invitation to the Ramblin' Man Festival was largely motivated by the fans submissions, it makes it a dream come true!"

Ramblin' Man Fair takes place at Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent on the weekend of Friday 28th to Sunday 30th July 2017.

The weekend lineup so far:

Friday 28th July:
Main Stage
Last In Line
Graham Bonnet Band

Saturday 29th/Sunday 30th July
Main Stage
ZZ Top (Headliner/UK Festival exclusive)
Extreme (Headliner/UK Festival exclusive)
Dokken (UK Exclusive)
Black Star Riders (Special Guests)
Supersonic Blues Machine (First Ever UK Show)
Glenn Hughes
Blues Pills
Monster Truck
Danny Worsnop
British Lion
Jared James Nichols
Colour Of Noise

Prog In The Park Stage
Kansas (Headliner)
Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash
I Am The Morning
The Gift

Blues Stage
Joanne Shaw Taylor (Headliner)
The Quireboys (Blues set)
Tyler Bryant
Aaron Keylock
Big Boy Bloater

Outlaw Country Stage
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band (Headliner)
Dan Baird & Homemade Sin
Steve 'N' Seagulls
Whiskey Dick
Jessica Lynn

Grooverider Stage
Rival Sons (Headliner)
Vintage Caravan
The Kyle Gass Band
The Picture Books
Dirty Thrills

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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