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Robert Plant 'Walking Into Clarksdale' on Saturday to headline festival in Miss. town

FILE - This July 30, 2010 file photo shows singer Robert Plant posing at Bayfront Amphitheatre in Miami. Plant will headline at the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival in Clarksdale, Miss. The festival runs Friday through Sunday and will also include performances by multiple Grammy-nominated bluesman Charlie "Memphis Charlie" Musselwhite and blues great Bobby Rush. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, file)
August 09, 2012 - 12:02 PM

Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is heading to Mississippi to headline a festival in the historic Delta blues town he recorded a song about in 1999.

Plant recorded "Walking Into Clarksdale" with former Zeppelin bandmate Jimmy Page and has visited the town numerous times. The rock star is returning to Clarksdale this weekend to headline the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel 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 Grammy-nominated bluesman Charlie Musselwhite and blues great Bobby Rush.

Plant takes the stage on Saturday.

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