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Maidstone: Ramblin' Man Fair in Mote Park pleases fans as ZZ Top take to the stage

The sun finally came out for music lovers on the final day of Ramblin’ Man Fair in Mote Park.

Yesterday, two of the four stages changed to become Prog in The Park and the Blues, bringing different styles of music to Maidstone.

Starting the day over at the prog stage was Iamthemorning, a Russian classical-pop-prog duo, who delivered a stunning and emotional performance, including a song about burning down houses.

Devin Townsend.
Devin Townsend.

They offered something a bit different, combining ethereal vocals with beautiful piano.

Going over to the Blues stage and Aaron Keylock blew the audience away with his ridiculous guitar skills and lyricism.

This 18-year-old is going places, having demonstrated enviable talent and showmanship to a crowd that just got bigger and bigger.

UFO
UFO

Blues Pills, from Sweden, proved their worth as lead singer Elin Larsson’s incredible souring vocals stole the show.

With a cover of Jefferson Airplane’s ‘Somebody To Love’, they definitely deserved their space at the festival, completely owning the stage.

Another highlight of the day was Canada’s Monster Truck, who delivered a stomping set of southern blues rock.

Magnum
Magnum

Pure energy electrified the stage as these guys brought powerful vocals and passion to the park.

A personal favourite was Devin Townsend - this bald guy can really perform.

He had such incredible stage presence as him and his band, complete with double bass pedals, roared through arguably the heaviest set all weekend.

ZZ Top
ZZ Top

Then rock legends ZZ Top brought their enviable beards to the county, bringing the weekend to a close.

Everyone knows ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’ and the crowd certainly did, singing along with every word- they really are legends for a reason.

The whole festival was brilliant, well organised, plenty to see and do and a really top notch selection of musicians from across the world, helping to put Maidstone on the music map.


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