Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant joins John Bonham's sister on stage at Blackpool festival for impromptu set

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant took part in an impromptu performance at a Blackpool festival recently alongside the sister of his late bandmate Jon Bonham.

Singer Deborah Bonham, sister of the late Led Zeppelin drummer Jon Bonham, was performing with her band, Bonham-Bullick, at the UK Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival at Blackpool's Winter Gardens when she spotted Robert Plant in the audience.

Plant, the vocalist for the legendary rock band, was subsequently invited on stage by his former bandmate's sister to raucous cheers from the audience. Also joining Deborah and Plant was Suzi Dian, the singer from Plant's new band Saving Grace.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Dave Nelson

Together, the trio performed Led Zeppelin hits including Ramble On, The Lemon Song, and a medley.

"It's not everyday you see that," said one festival-goer. "It wasn't in the main room, but word got around. There was a performance on the main stage but a hush went around the room as word got about that Robert Plant was in. Everyone piled in and what an amazing thing it was - they were such good musicians.

"He was very self-deprecating, lots of humour and lots of interaction with the audience. Very unassuming guy. Absolutely brilliant."

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.