Making an exclusive, one-off appearance to share his love of English myths and legends, Led Zeppelin's legendary frontman, Robert Plant, is coming to Gloucester History Festival on Sunday 17 September 2023.
The former lead singer of Led Zeppelin and hugely successful solo artist in his own right joins the likes of former prime minster, Theresa May, at the autumn event, which gets underway on Saturday 2 September 2023.
Plant is chatting to festival president Dr Janina Ramirez and author Martin Wall about his lifelong fascination with the Welch Marches — an area that stretches along the border of England and Wales from Gloucestershire up to Cheshire and is littered with Anglo-Saxon treasures, Iron Age hillforts and Arthurian legends.
Haunting and beautiful, the myths of these lands have captivated Plant since childhood and have inspired many of the songs he has written, including 'Bron-Y-Aur Stomp' — named after the Welsh cottage where the band wrote their iconic third album Led Zeppelin III and parts of 'Stairway to Heaven' — and his 2017 album, Carry Fire.
Tickets for Warriors and Kingdoms: Tales of the Anglo-Saxon West are already sold out, but anyone hoping to bag a spot can join the waiting list at gloucersterhistoryfestival.co.uk.
For more information, see Gloucester History Festival.