Organisers of the UK’s Ramblin’ Man Fair have confirmed that Hawkwind will play a special 50th anniversary set at next year’s festival on the festival’s Grooverider Stage.
Ramblin’ Man will once again take place at Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent, on July 17, 18 and 19, 2020, with the news that Hawkwind will headline the Grooverider Stage on the Sunday evening coming ahead of the release of their new album All Aboard The Skylark which is out on Friday, 25 October.
Organisers have also revealed the names of further artists who’ll play at the festival of rock, blues and prog next summer.
Monster Truck have been announced as special guests for the main stage on the Friday, while Vintage Caravan, The New Death Cult, Crown Lands and Piston will join Hawkwind on the Grooverider Stage on the Sunday.
In September, the full line-up for the 2020 Prog In The Park Stage was revealed, with Big Train, Curved Air, Pure Reason Revolution, Moon Safari, Lazuli and Blurred Vision filling the bill. For tickets and further information on the 2020 Ramblin’ Man Fair, please visit the event’s official website.
The news came after the festival scooped the Event Of The Year honour at the Progressive Music Awards at the Underglobe in London. The Prog In The Park stage at Ramblin’ Man claimed the award after performances by artists including Fish, Mostly Autumn and Von Hertzen Brothers in the summer, while Hawkwind’s Warrior On The Edge Of Time was honoured with the Classic Album award which was presented to Dave Brock by Jane Weaver.
“The main plan with the festival was to try and create a unique atmosphere for older rock fans, where a mix of great food, real ales and quality rock music were all equally important!” Ramblin’ Man/ Spirit Of Rock CEO Chris Ingham told Classic Rock.
“And it was vital that if we were attempting to hold the attention of lifelong rock fans that we put real effort into sourcing a diverse set of artists each year.”