The rock of Deep Purple, drummer and co-founder Ian Paice, was born in Nottingham, England on June 29, 1948.
They will be joined on the Prog In The Park stage by Polish outfit Riverside and Pain Of Salvation, with further artists to be announced.
The news comes hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that Foreigner will headline the festival's main stage.
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Whitesnake and Rob Zombie also feature on what is already shaping up to be a legendary bill.
This annual Kent-based bash is fast becoming a mandatory pilgrimage for discerning rock fans of all persuasions.
Legendary hit-making hard rock and metal producer Chris Tsangarides, famous for his work with Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath has died aged 61
Vocalist David Coverdale has revealed that Whitesnake are working on a new studio album tentatively due for release early in 2018
Def Leppard lead guitarist Vivian Campbell, who has also played with Dio and Whitesnake, is to receive the Oh Yeah award in his native Northern Ireland
From the Big 4 of thrash to legacy acts like Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy and Judas Priest, which heavy metal bands belong in the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame?
Watch Kylie interview Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra from Whitesnake at Ramblin' Man Fair 2016.
Malcolm Dome gives us an overview of what was an incredible start to Ramblin' Man Fair 2016.
Released in November 1982, Whitesnake’s ‘Saints And Sinners’ was one of the group’s most accessible and consistent waxings.
Media representatives gathered at London's Westminster Pier yesterday to board the HMS Ramblin' Man for the launch of the 2016 Ramblin' Man Fair.
'The Vinyl Collection' box set brings Deep Purple's game-changing studio albums together on 180g vinyl, giving them the lavish treatment they deserve.
A memorial concert in California on 23 January for US rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will feature players from Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Whitesnake et al.
Procol Harum will headline the Prog In The Park Stage at the 2016 Ramblin' Man Fair in Kent next July, with Hawkwind among the other attractions.