The legendary frontman of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant brought his Sensational Space Shifters to the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Thursday night. Mandy Hall brings us photos from the event, with support from Playing for Change.
When our tickets were scanned at the doors of the Entertainment Centre, it felt as though we’d been gifted with an express pass back to the golden age of rock. Setting our eyes upon the stage, the pants were looser, the torso covered, his somewhat greying locks still yet to be tamed. This was the voice of a generation: Robert Plant live and in the flesh.
The AU Review's photo coverage of Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013 continues with performances by Playing For Change, Status Quo, Beasts Of Bourbon, Ruthie Foster, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Dropkick Murphys, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters (pictured above) and Iggy & The Stooges. Photos by Johnny Au.
Showing that the older rockers still have what it takes to pull a crowd (not to mention put on a show), Iggy and the Stooges and Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters played a string of their greatest hits - alongside some newer material - as they fought for the sold out Bluesfest crowd's attention as they closed out the festival's two biggest stages on the festival's third night; now in its 24th year.
Following on from the announcement of their appearance at the 2013 Bluesfest as well as the West Coast Blues and Roots Festival in Fremantle, Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters have been announced to perform their own headline shows around Australia next year.
It's out - the third artist announcement for the Byron Bay Bluesfest! In an announcement that the festival director, Peter Noble, describes the line up as the best in the festival's history, a selection of globally known and respected artists are set to join an already amazing line up of musicians.
The additions to the line up are as below:
ROBERT PLANT presents the Sensational Shape Shifters
ROGER HODGSON of YES