All this week we’re focusing on the must-see bands at the 2017 Ramblin’ Man Fair and right now it’s time to throw the spotlight on Rival Sons.


Date: Saturday July 29

Time: 7.40pm-8.50pm

Stage: Grooverider Stage

Don’t miss: Pressure & Time – The lead single and title track from the band’s debut UK album introduced the Sons to British fans seven years ago and remains one of the most iconic classic rock anthems of the modern era. A pounding rhythm and passionate message make for a firm festival favourite.

Latest album: Hollow Bones (2016)

Star Man: There’s something about the willowy, winsome Jay Buchanan that evokes memories of classic rock’s 70s heyday. The frontman’s fashion sense is almost as flamboyant as his unique stagecraft – the ace in Rival Sons’ pack is a truly remarkable character and a supremely talented singer.

What we said: Jay Buchanan and Scott Holiday have never lacked confidence – let’s get that straight right now. But Hollow Bones sees the Sons’ charismatic singer and sparkling lead guitarist freshly emboldened – exploring every facet of their favourite genre without any fear that they may have gone too far (album review, 2016).