Ramblin’ Man Fair has announced the first headline act for 2018 – British rock legends The Cult. Formed in 1983, the band have gone to sell more than 10 million albums worldwide. The distinctive vocals of Ian Astbury and guitar playing of Billy Duffy inspired a generation of young rock fans and the band’s influence and legacy can’t be underestimated – from playing seven sold-out nights at Wembley Arena to taking little known band Guns N Roses out on their first USA tour.
Astbury was also the visionary behind the A Gathering Of the Tribes festival in the USA, which he launched in 1990 with Bill Graham – often seen as the precursor to Lollapalooza.
The Cult released classic albums such as Love, Electric and Sonic Temple and delivered hit singles Wildflower, Love Removal Machine, She Sells Sanctuary and Fire Woman.
After splitting in the mid 90s the band reformed in the late 90s and released latest studio album Hidden Cities in 2016. Ramblin’ Man Fair 2018 will be a UK exclusive performance for The Cult.
Gun have also been added to the main stage following last November’s stunning HRH XI set.
The Scots became one of the UK’s premier rock acts in the 1990s and the band’s 1989 debut album Taking On The World led to a host of singles and guest slots with luminaries such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi and Iron Maiden.
The band returned in 2008 and have re-established themselves at the top of their game – their 2017 album Favourite Pleasures charted in the UK at 16.
Chas & Dave (Blues Stage) will also play Ramblin’ Man Fair 2018. Formed in 1975, the cockney duo invented and perfected the musical genre of rockney. Eight top 40 singles, nine charting albums and countless live shows followed. The band released their latest studio album, their first in 18 years, in 2013.
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