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  • Writer's pictureArta Gailuma

Ramblin' Man Fair June 30th- July 1st 2018, Mote Park Maidstone, UK

With a different time slot this year end of June/ beginning July instead of the usual end of July Ramblin' Man Fair was taking over for a weekend the beautiful Maidstone Park which is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of parkland and a 30- acre lake, great connections to London and perfect for close and far festival goers.

In its first three years Ramblin' Man Fair has already managed to host names like Scorpions, Dream Theater, Whitesnake, Black Stone Cherry, ZZ Top, Black Star Riders and plenty others. Festivals forth edition had Mott The Hoople and The Cult headlining the main stage.

A family friendly, well organised festival with a very relaxed atmosphere. A large parkland area with catering vans, market stalls, three stages and lots of space to chill. Definitely not a festival for going crazy- don't expect moshpits or streams of crowd surfers, nevertheless great atmosphere.

The only downside was the constantly clashing bands. There were quite few people around wanting to see two or even three artists playing at the same time, but since the Outlaw Country/ Blues stage was too far from the other two, they were missing out on seeing the band. That could be something to keep in mind for the future.


Planet Rock Stage

No Hot Ashes



Cadillac Three

Steel Panther

Mott The Hoople

Outlaw Country Stage

Thomas Wynn& the Believers

The Adelaides

Me And That Man

Skinny Molly

Myles Kennedy

Steve Earle& The Dukes

Rising Stage

Those Damn Crows

Icarus Falls

Dead Man's Whiskey

Gorilla Riot

The Rocket Dolls

Henry's Funeral Shoe

The Dust Coda

The Rising Souls

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Planet Rock Stage

The Last Internationale

Tyler Bryant& the Shakedown

Sons Of Apollo

Blackberry Smoke


The Cult

Prog In The Park Stage

Second Relation



Von Hertzen Brothers

Mostly Autumn


Blues Stage

Connor Selby Band

Kris Barras Band

Laurence Jones

Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind

Big Boy Bloater

Gov't Mule

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