By Stacey Plaisance/The Associated Press
Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is heading to Clarksdale, Miss., to headline the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival in the historic Delta blues town he recorded a song about in 1999.
Plant recorded “Walking Into Clarksdale” with former Zepplin bandmate Jimmy Page and has visited the town numerous times. The rock star is returning to Clarksdale this weekend to headline the festival’s 25th anniversary celebration with his new roots-music band, the Sensational Space Shifters.
The festival is free and runs Friday through Sunday. More than 40 acts are lined up to perform, including multiple Grammy-nominated bluesman Charlie Musselwhite and blues great Bobby Rush.
Plant takes the stage on Saturday.