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Rock on: Dates set for John Bonham Celebration II in Redditch town centre

Correspondent 23rd Oct, 2019 Updated: 23rd Oct, 2019

IT’S back – the official International John Bonham Celebration is returning to Redditch town centre on September 25-26, 2020.

The event had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances this year but now it’s back on and scheduled in just 11 months time.

Organised by John Bonham Memorial Friends in partnership with Palace Drum Clinic, and in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust West Midlands, John Bonham A Celebration II marks the 40th anniversary of the untimely passing of John Henry Bonham on September 25, 1980.

He was just 32 years old.

The two day, up-scaled event is intended to be more inclusive for both local residents and fans who will be travelling to Redditch from around the UK and overseas, providing an economic boost for the town’s hospitality and retail businesses.

The inaugural festival in September 2018, celebrating the Led Zeppelin drummer’s 70th Birthday and the installation of a bronze memorial in the heart of the town centre, attracted fans from around the world, including the US, Mexico, Australia, France, Italy, Ireland, and from all over the UK.

“The line-up will be revealed over the next few weeks along with other special announcements.” said event director.

“Fans of Led Zeppelin and rock / blues music will not want to miss out on what will be another terrific occasion.”

Tickets are due to go on sale mid-November meanwhile businesses interested in sponsoring the 2020 event can ring Ros on 07887 525107 or email her at ros@johnbonhammemorial.com.

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