BluesFest has added two superstar acts to the line-up for this year’s event with former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and visionary Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison both confirmed for the 4-night festival, which returns to The O2 in October. Both Plant and Morrison will perform full sets in The O2 Arena on Friday October 26th.
Plant, who appeared at BluesFest as a special guest for Bill Wyman’s 80th birthday show in 2016, is widely regarded as one of the greatest rock and roll frontmen of all time and will bring his Sensational Space Shifters to London to perform classic Led Zeppelin material alongside tracks from his acclaimed solo projects including Carry Fire, his eleventh solo album, which was released in October 2017. Van Morrison returns to the festival for a career-spanning set that will include music from his new studio album You’re Driving Me Crazy, which is released this month.
“It’s been way over 50 years since I first shared the stage with Van Morrison; and his band were positioned no.2 on the charts with ‘Here Comes the Night’. His style then and now remains unique and loaded with deep soul. I’m looking forward to an exciting and dynamic night.”
Robert Plant and Van Morrison join John Fogerty, who will perform a Creedence Clearwater Revival greatest hits set, and Steve Miller Band, who make their first appearance in London for six years, on the bill for this year’s festival, which takes place at The O2 from Thursday October 25th to Sunday 28th.
Thursday October 25th
John Fogerty Plus Very Special Guest The Steve Miller Band
Friday October 26th
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters and Van Morrison
Tickets start at £45 and went on general sale Friday April 20th . Tickets are available from www.livenation.co.uk
“For Bluesfest to present an evening featuring full sets from Robert Plant & Van Morrison is a huge honour. Robert Plant & Van Morrison have made some of the most important recordings in the history of music and they both continue to be as vital, relevant and brilliant as they have always been – this promises to be an incredible evening.”
BluesFest Director Leo Green