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Robert Plant to headline 2013 Byron Bay Bluesfest

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A friend phoned me a few minutes ago to tell me Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters have been secured as the headline act for the 2013 Byron Bay Bluesfest, to be held on 30th March next year. More details to follow.

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Very cool! That festival always seems to have a great line up. Enjoy!

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Awesome,

Just booked tickets.

Does anyone know if they will be touring Australia as well.

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Awesome,

Just booked tickets.

Does anyone know if they will be touring Australia as well.

There might be some "sideshows" but it's still too early to say.

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Awesome,

Just booked tickets.

Does anyone know if they will be touring Australia as well.

Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters 2013 tour of Australia and New Zealand:

Tuesday, 26th March

Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

Thursday, 28th March

Entertainment Centre, Sydney

Wednesday, 3rd April

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Friday, 5th April

Silverdome, Launceston

http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/robert-plant-sensational-space-shifters-australian-tour-2013-bluesfest-sideshows/

Tuesday, 9th April

TSB Bank Arena, Wellington

Thursday, 11th April

Vector Arena, Auckland

http://www.muzic.net.nz/gig-guide/news/3190/robert-plant-announces-two-new-zealand-shows

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He's also appearing at a Singapore festival:

Robert Plant and Paul Simon to spearhead Timbre Rock & Roots 2013

Published on Dec 13, 2012

6:30 AM

Two of the biggest names on the music scene - rock icon Robert Plant and folk/world music legend Paul Simon - lead a line-up of top acts at Timbre Rock & Roots music festival next year.

Life! can exclusively reveal that Plant, the lead singer of one of the most influential rock bands of all time, Led Zeppelin, will headline the first night on March 21, while Simon leads the second night on March 22.

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/lifestyle/story/robert-plant-and-paul-simon-spearhead-timbre-rock-roots-2013-20121213

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In conjunction with the appearance of Robert Plant at this year’s Bluesfest, Retrospect Galleries is presenting the largest collection of Led Zeppelin photos ever seen in Byron Bay.

Sorting through some old boxes one day, local photographer Ted Harvey found a cache of photos he had almost forgotten: more than 100 intimate shots of Led Zeppelin he had taken during their 1972 Australian tour.
In the 1970s Ted worked as a freelance rock photographer shooting all the big bands as they passed through Sydney. His large format camera put him right in the front row at concerts by international rock acts as they toured Australia, transforming music culture, nationally and internationally. He zoomed in and captured the very essence of the times, photographing iconic musicians such as Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens, Elton John and Led Zeppelin.
Through a string of events, Ted’s photos from the only Led Zeppelin concert in Sydney in the summer of 72 were never published. This was in spite of the fact that Robert Plant told Ted at the time that his photos were the best live shots anyone had taken of the band anywhere in the world.
Despite selling millions of albums Led Zeppelin were notoriously camera shy and almost inaccessible to the media and few photographs of their performances exist and those that do tend to be continually recycled.
More than three decades on, Ted Harvey’s images were first showcased in an exhibition called One Night Stand at the Lismore Regional Art Gallery. Now, with Robert Plant headlining at the Byron Bluesfest, Ted is delighted to exhibit them once more and offer them for sale at Retrospect Galleries in Byron Bay, with proceeds going towards Rockphoto Aid – a charity set up by Ted to help raise money and awareness for children living in poverty in Brazil.
‘I thought others might like to relive the memories of an era that will never be repeated,’ he said.

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