Bluesfest London 2018 Announces Second Wave Of Artists

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More news about this year’s BluesFest at London’s 02 – Robert Plant & The Sensational Shapeshifters are now listed to appear – best not shout for Led Zeppelin numbers! – along with Irish roots renegade Van Morrison, one of the excellent guests at Bill Wyman’s Birthday Bash event in 2016. This is a crowd-pleasing pairing by the organisers and we shall keep you advised of further additions to the 2018 roster…


BluesFest has added two superstar acts to the line-up for this year’s event with former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and visionary Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison both confirmed for the 4-night festival, which returns to The O2 in October. Both Plant and Morrison will perform full sets in The O2 Arena on Friday 26th October 2018.


The special guest for the evening will be Colin Macleod from Scotland, United Kingdom. In Autumn 2017, Macleod toured the UK as the special guest for the legendary musician and songwriter Chris Rea and he will release his new album ‘Bloodlines’ will be released on Friday 18th May 2018.


Plant, who appeared at BluesFest as a special guest for Bill Wyman’s 80th birthday show in 2016, is widely regarded as one of the greatest rock and roll frontmen of all time and will bring his Sensational Space Shifters to London to perform classic Led Zeppelin material alongside tracks from his acclaimed solo projects including Carry Fire, his eleventh solo album, which was released in October 2017. Van Morrison returns to the festival for a career-spanning set that will include music from his new studio album You’re Driving Me Crazy, which is released this month.


Robert Plant:


“It’s been way over 50 years since I first shared the stage with Van Morrison; and his band were positioned no.2 on the charts with ‘Here Comes the Night’. His style then and now remains unique and loaded with deep soul. I’m looking forward to an exciting and dynamic night.”


BluesFest Director Leo Green:


“For Bluesfest to present an evening featuring full sets from Robert Plant & Van Morrison is a huge honour. Robert Plant & Van Morrison have made some of the most important recordings in the history of music and they both continue to be as vital, relevant and brilliant as they have always been – this promises to be an incredible evening.”




Robert Plant and Van Morrison join John Fogerty, who will perform a Credence Clearwater Revival greatest hits set, and Steve Miller Band, who make their first appearance in London for six years, on the bill for this year’s festival, which takes place at The O2 from Thursday October 25th to Sunday 28th.


Pete Sargeant

(Many thanks to Joe at Baxter PR for help with this announcement)


Robert Plant Photo Credit: Dan Massie


Van Morrison Photo Supplied By PR


You can read our full review of Bluesfest 2016 with a photo gallery by John Bull/Rockrpix here:


You can read our previous announcement for Thursday 25th October 2018 here:


For tickets and more information visit the festival’s official website here:


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