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John Bonham celebration festival gets ready to really rock Redditch

Ross Crawford 22nd Jun, 2018 Updated: 7th Oct, 2021

THE John Bonham celebration festival is getting ready to rock Redditch.

Following the installation of the bronze memorial on Church Green, a special music event has been organised to celebrate the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer’s 70th birthday, life and legacy.

Organised by The John Bonham Memorial Friends and in partnership with Heart of Worcestershire College, the festival will feature a stellar line-up of Rock/Blues artists and special guests, all with a connection to John and the Bonham family.

It will take place on the college’s students car park in Peakman Street, on Saturday, September 22 from 1pm to 11pm.

Some acts will be revealed on the John Bonham memorial website others will be saved for the the day.

“This memorable event will host a mix of well-known stars and upcoming musicians, all donating their time to remember John Bonham and to raise

vital funds for Teenage Cancer Trust and their outreach nurse programme across the West Midlands,” said organiser Ros Sidaway.

Tickets are priced at £25 each (plus £1.50 booking fee) and will go on sale at 12noon next Friday, June 29 2018 via

Ticket numbers are strictly limited to just 1,000 on a first come first served basis and it’s over 18s only.

“There are still several sponsorship opportunities available, and we hope local businesses will take these up,” said Ros.

“We have produced a sponsorship pack, available by emailing .


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