All this week we’re focusing on the must-see bands at the 2017 Ramblin’ Man Fair and it’s time to take a look at Black Star Riders.


Date: Saturday July 29

Time: 7.45pm-8.45pm

Stage: Planet Rock Main Stage

Don’t miss: Bound For Glory – The song that started it all for BSR. Released as the first single from debut All Hell Breaks Loose and a full throttle anthem fit for any festival.

Latest album: Heavy Fire (2017)

Star Man: There are a few contenders within a band stacked with talent but it’s difficult to look beyond the mercurial Scott Gotham as the king of cool. In fine form during last summer’s Thin Lizzy set, the veteran US guitarist’s return to Ramblin’ Man can’t come soon enough.

What we said: There’s a confidence, almost a swagger, about Heavy Fire with a dazzling array of future live favourites in the shape of Dancing With The Wrong Girl, the Radio Two-endorsed Testify Or Say Goodbye and the brilliant True Blue Kid. What BSR have is really worth fighting for (HRH Mag album review, 2017).