Well, it looks like we definitely aren’t out of the woods yet, as the organizers of Ramblin’ Man Fair have announced that it has been postponed for the third successive year.
A statement posted on the event’s social media reads:
We would like to thank everyone for their patience whilst we have been busy weighing up all possible options. Sadly, we have reached our final decision.
Against the backdrop of the pandemic and the wave of cancellations that is seeing a disruption to US and EU artists, it has become increasingly difficult to bring you the incomparable RMF experience in full force. With our heavy reliance on US artists, Ramblin’ Man is particularly vulnerable. With US flights opening up, there can be no doubt the virus will continue to spread quickly.
With all of this, it’s still far too big a risk for RMF with its international artists and focus. After all, we want to keep our lineup full of as many US bands as possible.
But rest assured, we will ramble again on the sacred grounds of Mote Park, as today we have booked our date with Maidstone Council for 2023! We have some amazing headliners ready to rock our stages, which we hope to reveal to you all very soon.
The festival will be bigger and better than before, with an exciting line already coming together. Across the weekend, you can expect artist residencies, improved camping, brand new attractions, augmented experiences, fine cigars, new whiskeys and top tequillas, an even wider array of quality food, and of course an incomparable range of real ale choices!
Keep an eye out for our first announcement, which will be coming in just six weeks’ time!
A huge thank you goes out to all our loyal ticket holders for their continued support. All tickets, will of course, be rolled over automatically.
We apologise for the extended silence over the past months during our transition from Spirit of Rock which has taken longer than expected. However, we would like to take this opportunity to stress that communication will become a priority moving forwards. RMF is more than just a festival, it’s a community which has been built over the years, and we will continue to honour that fine tradition.
Stay safe Ramblers and stay tuned for more details.