Ramblin’ Man Fair Adds Black Star Riders To An Already Spectacular Lineup

by | Jan 16, 2020 | Music Festivals

Crowd and atmosphere at Ramblin Man Fair 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and atmosphere at Ramblin Man Fair (Simon Reed)

Ramblin’ Man Fair (17 to 19 July 2020) are delighted to announce Northern Irish-American hard rock powerhouse Black Star Riders to the list of acts in an already spectacular bill.

Black Star Riders (Gunnar Mallon)

Ricky Warwick (Gunnar Mallon)

Black Star Riders fill the Special Guest spot on the Planet Rock Mainstage on Saturday 18 July and feature some of the finest names in the rock landscape. The five-piece is fronted by Ricky Warwick (The Almighty/Thin Lizzy), on lead guitar is legendary Scott Gorham (ex of Thin Lizzy) on bass is Robbie Crane (Ratt), on drums is Chad Szeliga (Black Label Society) and the most recent addition on guitar, Christian Martucci (Stone Sour).

Black Star Riders (Gunnar Mallon)

Scott Gorham (Gunnar Mallon)

Black Star Riders have mastered their own unique sound across the years; at the end of 2019 the band released their fourth record Another State Of Grace, which was their third UK Top 20 record in a row and their second #1 on the UK rock chart. Black Star Risers are renowned for their incendiary live performance, bringing a perfect blend of power, energy and great music to every stage.

Black Star Riders (Gunnar Mallon)

Robbie Crane (Gunnar Mallon)

Front man Ricky Wariwck commented:

“Ramblin’ Man Fair is a fantastic festival! Black Star Riders will be making their return to the festival on Saturday 18th July as special guest to legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd … We can’t wait to come back! We’ll see you there.”

The confirmed festival line up to date is below:

Planet Rock Mainstage, Friday 17 July:

Clutch (Who Wants To Rock set)

Monster Truck

Massive Wagons

Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons

Bad Touch

Hands off Gretel


Planet Rock Mainstage, Saturday 18 July:

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Black Star Riders

Cinderella’s Tom Keifer

The Record Company

Those Damn Crows

City of Thieves

Clutch (Semi-Acoustic An Afternoon At The Doom Saloon set)


Outlaw Stage, Saturday 18 July:

Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters

A Thousand Horses

The Steel Woods

Tim Montana

Whiskey Dick

Dead Man’s Whiskey and more TBC


Prog In the Park, Saturday 18 July:

Big Big Train

Curved Air

Pure Reason Revolution

Moon Safari


Blurred Vision


Planet Rock Mainstage, Sunday 19 July:

The Quireboys

The New Roses

Cellar Door

Moon Crow and more TBC


Grooverider Stage, Sunday 19 July:


Grand Magus

Vintage Caravan

The New Death Cult

Crown Lands


The Blues Stage, Sunday 19 July:

(Sound Attack set)

Eric Gales

Samantha Fish

The Inspector Cluzo

Connor Selby


Ramblin’ Man Fair is shaping up to have an incredible 2020 and will take place on 17, 18 and 19 July. Further acts (including the Sunday Main Stage headline) are still to be announced!

All tickets are available at the link below:

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By Simon Reed

I am a music, event and portrait photographer, shooting pictures mainly in London and on the South coast. I tend to like bands with guitars - they move about more. When I'm not photographing music, I write about it and sometimes conduct the odd interview. Also in occasional spare moments, I control air traffic and walk Zebedee, Florence and Dougal, the springerdoodles.

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