Ramblin' Man Fair - Saturday 24/7/16


"After weeks of escalating anticipation, the 2016 Ramblin’ Man Fair finally got underway shortly after midday on Saturday. For me, the day started at the Rising Stage, where relatively new acts are given the opportunity to showcase their talents. First on were Leogun, whose surging blend of Rock and Blues is already familiar to many WRC members. Next up was the Planet Rock Stage for a dose of hard, driving rock from Inglorious. Then, after a quick visit to the real ale tent, it was on to the Prog in the Park Stage for sets from progressive supergroup Frost, psychedelic rockers Purson and, a little later, the reformed Zombies. Faced with a tricky decision at 7.30pm, I opted for Uriah Heep over Thin Lizzy, though I did manage to catch the latter’s rousing finale. Then, with barely enough time for another visit to the real ale tent, it was back to the Prog in the Park Stage for 60's festival favourites, Family. Finally, it was a rapid return to the Planet Rock stage to catch the final hour of Whitesnake, followed by a reasonably early night - I didn’t want to miss any of Sunday’s equally impressive line-up ….."

With Big Ian's full Saturday review still to come plus pics from John Bull - check out today's Ramblin' Man Vid & Track Of The Day! Day 2 beckons!