Led Zep stars step out for summer festivals

Page and Plant return to live action

Led Zeppelin fans can get a rare glimpse of rock legends Robert Plant and Jimmy Page when the pair return to live action this summer.

Zep singer Plant is performing with his band Strange Sensation at the Cornbury Festival, which takes place near Charlbury, Oxfordshire on July 8 and 9.

Plant performs on Saturday 8. Others on the festival bill, which incorporates the Truck and Oxford Folk Festival, include The Waterboys, Texas, The Pretenders, Hayseed Dixie, Ronnie Spector, Kate Rusby and Circulus.

Zep guitarist Jimmy Page surfaces as a member of Roy Harper’s backing band when the folk singer performs his 1971 album ‘Stormcock’ at the first Rhythm Festival on Saturday August 5.

The festival, which takes place at the Twinwood Arena, Clapham, near Bedford from August 4 -6, also features Donovan, Ike Turner, Pete Doherty’s mates Chas & Dave and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Tickets for Cornbury can be bought from cornburyfestival.com or ticketline 08701181636.

Tickets for The Rhythm Festival are available from rhythmfestival.net.