Thin Lizzy Announce Bassist and Drummer for Ramblin’ Man Fair

Thin Lizzy are very proud to announce Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton will be playing bass at their forthcoming festival appearance.

Tom, an Aerosmith founding member and co writer of iconic songs such as ‘Sweet Emotion’ and ‘Janie’s Got A Gun’, joins Guitarists Scott Gorham & Damon Johnson, together with Lead Vocalist Ricky Warwick and Keyboard Player Darren Wharton at Ramblin’ Man Fair 2016

Tom Hamilton: “I’m really psyched to be playing these shows with Thin Lizzy during my downtime with Aerosmith this summer.  It’ll be great to rock out to their classic songs onstage”.

In addition to Tom’s appointment on Bass, previously announced Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee has been replaced by Judas Priest Drummer Scott Travis.

Mikkey Dee:
“Unfortunately, due to circumstances that will be announced very soon, I cannot play the six shows with Thin Lizzy in 2016 & 2017. As a life long fan of the band, I truly wish I could have been a part of this, but the reason will be revealed as soon as possible.  I wish my great friend Scott Travis all the best with his performance at Ramblin’ Man Fair and I know he will kick ass!”

On his appointment, Judas Priest’s Scott Travis add’s:
“First of all, let me offer a sincere Thank You to Brian Downey and Thin Lizzy for allowing me to sit in with the band! Thin Lizzy are undisputed legends and to be a small part of their lineage is a humble honour for me. It’s gonna’ be a blast!”

Following from a hugely successful inaugural year in 2015, Ramblin’ Man Fair returns in 2016. Already announced is the stellar lineup of WHITESNAKE (Saturday Headliners),BLACK STONE CHERRY (Sunday Headliners), THIN LIZZY,THUNDER, Airbourne, Europe, Ginger Wildheart, The Answer,  FAMILY, Purson, Cadillac Three, The Dead Daises, Terrovision, Devin Townsend and Ché Aimee Dorval ‘Casualties of Cool’ The Graveltones, Warren Haynes, Procol Harum, Uriah Heep, Hawkwind, Von Hertzen Brothers, Blurred Vision, Whiskey Myers, Hogjaw, Road Dog, Pat McManus, The Fierce And The Dead, Frost*, IO Earth, Bob Wayne, The White Buffalo, Life Signs, Hayseed Dixie, Walter Trout, King King, The Kentucky Headhunters, Headspace, Inglorious and The Zombies, Tax The Heat, The Supersuckers, SIMO and Sons of Royalty. Joining them in 2016 are…

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Ramblin’ Man Fair is the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances. The event will be a unique experience set to become a staple of the UK festival calendar.

The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30 acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, the Channel and Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
Ramblin’ Man Fair is now under the ownership of new music event company Spirit of Rock, the first IP acquisition activity by ex Team Rock and Classic Rock/Metal Hammer magazine Managing Director Chris Ingham. Spirit of Rock is a division of RFS Entertainment.
In a statement Spirit Of Rock said, “Now under new management, year two of Ramblin’ Man Fair will be even bigger and better than year one. The festival will concentrate on a core offering of classic rock, prog and Southern rock music showcasing both legends and new talent. Ramblin’ Man Fair will come with a new emphasis on great food, fine bourbons and the colourful world of rock culture.”

Spirit Of Rock Director Chris Ingham adds, “Ramblin’ Man 2016 is my first venture with the Spirit of Rock, the company I formed in partnership with RFS entertainment after twenty years at Classic Rock and Metal Hammer magazines and latterly, with TeamRock. I actually attended the 2015 concert in Mote Park and I was hugely impressed not only by the diversity of the artists but also the great atmosphere and the sheer potential of the brand.
It’s time to create a music festival that appeals as much to the foodie as it does the rock music fan in us all. Let’s have Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Prog, Blues and Country music stages alongside great outdoor BBQ food, fine bourbon whiskies and barrels of real ale in the heart of Maidstone’s beautiful Mote Park. Knowing whom we have
booked to play and alongside these new areas Ramblin’ Man 2016 will be a very special weekend indeed, don’t miss out.” – Chris Ingham

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