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Saturday, February 18, 2017

NEWS: Ramblin Man adds Glenn Hughes, Supersonic Blues Machine in another tranche of bands for the burgeoning bill

WELL Ramblin Man Fair have been added bands like crazy recently. First there was the added night with Saxon, Y&T, Last in Line and the Graham Bonnet Band. Now, they have announced Glenn Hughes and the Supersonic Blues Machine in the latest tranche of acts announced.

And, the modest man of Tenancious D is making an appearance with the self-explanatory The Kyle Gass Band. Also added are Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash and Steve 'N' Seagulls.

And let's not forget Northern Ireland's hard rockin' Trucker Diablo and Screaming Eagles on the Rising Stage.

This will be the Supersonic Blues Machine's only UK appearance. For those that don't know of the band it features Eric Gales and is described as "one of the most exciting blues acts of recent years" and the RMFwill be the bands first UK show.

Based around singer/songwriter Lance Lopez, producer/bassist Fabrizio Grossi (Alife Cooper, Joe Bonamassa, Slash, Paul Stanley) and drummer Kenny Aronoff (Meat Loaf, John Fogerty, Red Hot Chili Peppers) the band released their debut album ”West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco” in 2016. The album featured guests such as Billy F. Gibbons, Walter Trout, Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Eric Gales and Chris Duarte. And the bands are famous for featuring many special guests live. The Ramblin’ Man Fair show will feature Eric Gales and many more.

“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 “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 !!!” – Fabrizio Grossi

Glenn Hughes also welcomed his appearance at the Maidstone festival: "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.”

The line-up, not including the Rising Stage, is as follows:

Friday 28th July
Planet Rock Main Stage Saxon (Main Stage Headliner)
Last in Line
Graham Bonnet Band

Saturday 29th / Sunday 30th July

Planet Rock Main Stage
ZZ Top (Main Stage Headliner / UK Festival exclusive)

Extreme (Main Stage 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 (Prog in the Park Stage Headliner)
Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash
I Am The Morning
The Gift

Blues Stage Joanne Shaw Taylor (Blues Stage 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

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