Ramblin’ Man Fair – Chas & Dave unfortunately pull out of performance

Spirit Of Rock Presents
Ramblin’ Man Fair
Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent UK
30th June & 1st July 2018

Chas & Dave to be replaced by Big Boy Bloater

It’s with regret that Chas & Dave won’t be able to appear at Ramblin’ Man Fair this weekend.

Chas is slowly recovering from the knock-on effects of a particularly nasty bout of flu but sadly won’t be fit by the weekend and his doctors have advised extra rest.

Chas and Dave would like to send their regards to their fans and all who were looking forward to seeing them at Ramblin’ Man – they themselves were very much looking forward to playing at such a great festival and hope to have another opportunity to play there in the future.

The band have been replaced by aficionado ‘Big Boy Bloater’

Big Boy Bloater – Bloater has always had a passionate love of music, particularly roots music, and it shows in his work.  He gives old music new life, he twists it into something unique and fun, whilst still having depth and great musicality. He never feels the need to show off his musical skills because they are there for the world to see, he is without a doubt one of the finest guitarists in the UK today.

“One of the great bluesmen of our time” – Jools Holland

“Raucous, rollicking good time Blues” – Classic Rock Magazine

“The finest R&B guitarist & singer in the UK” – The Blues Magazine

“I’m absolutely thrilled and honoured to be invited back to RMF to step in for Chas and Dave on the Blues Stage on Sunday. It’s, without doubt, one of my favourite festivals on the circuit and last year’s gig there was one of my highlights of 2017.  I’m very sorry that Chas and Dave are unable to appear, not just because of the news of illness but because I was personally very excited to watch them and introduce them in my capacity as MC. But the band and I send all best wishes for a speedy recovery. We’ll do our best to entertain the audience in our own way!” says Big Boy Bloater

Tickets are available now priced as below:

VIP Admission Saturday & Sunday – £256 plus booking fee
General Admission Saturday & Sunday – £156 plus booking fee
Camping Starts at £49
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