A Very Special Event
A very special music event to celebrate John’s 70th Birthday, his life and legacy in his hometown of Redditch, Worcestershire, England. The recently installed John Bonham Memorial in the town centre will be handed over to Redditch Borough Council followed by a fantastic event nearby. A stellar line up of Rock/Blues Artists and Special Guests, all with a connection to John and the Bonham family, will take to the stage in our massive festival marquee, commencing at 1.00pm and rockin’ until 11.00pm. Acts will be revealed via our twitter feed @JBonhamMF and facebook page John Bonham Memorial Redditch. Tickets £25 each (plus £1.50 booking fee) on sale from 12 noon on Friday 29th June 2018 via link from this website.
In aid of Teenage Cancer Trust West Midlands to support vital services in memory of John.
Numbers are strictly limited to 1000 on a first come first served basis. Over 18’s only. Proof of ID may be required. Standing Only John Bonham Memorial in Partnership with Heart of Worcestershire College
Letz Zep are the Official Number One tribute to Led Zeppelin and Baby They Ain’t Foolin’ An achievement marked by the Authoritative Ticketmaster Organisation, when they awarded Letz Zep with the status of both ‘The Most Popular’and ‘The Most Highly Rated’ tribute to Led Zeppelin in the UK today.
Birmingham-based Rebecca and her band are a ‘must see’ live act that often leaves newcomers simply blown away by the power of the performance. With her co-writer Steve Birkett alongside her, a very tight band behind, and Rebecca’s powerful voice to the fore a performance rooted in true Blues Tradition is in prospect.
Big Wolf Band
Big Wolf is a rock blues powerhouse, with a distinctive guitar style and an array of well self penned tracks, backed by the talents of Mick Jeynes(bass), Tim Jones(drums) and Paul Brambani(keys) the band delivers every time. Energy filled sets, Spontaneous improvised breaks, dynamic highs and lows, bringing a song down to a whisper before exploding with energy and power that capture the true meaning of live music!
Steve Gibbons, a founder and mainstay of the Brum rock and pop scene with a career spanning over 50 years brings his band to jpin in the celebrations. Sharing the same roots and inspirations as John from the British Blues scene to burst forth in the 60s expect a solid performance tinged with a touch of nostalgia. With hits through the 70s including the chart single Tulane and a stream of well received albums The Steve Gibbons Band toured with The Who and was prolific on the gig scene.
A tribute to Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix who are possibly the two most influential acts on music, ever. The band capture the sound and style of the original artists with a modern twist while remaining respectful to the “classics”. They also use period instruments to further enhance the sound and visual experience. With a bias towards ‘Zep a fantastic show is assured, but you never know, Jimi might put in an appearance 🙂
British Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Band formed In The Mid 70’s cited as forerunners in the developing New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement of the late 70’s and early 1980’s. The original line up consisted of Mike “Taffy” Taylor (vocals), Geoff Nicholls (rhythm guitar and keyboards), Malcolm Cope (drums), Mick Hopkins (lead guitar) and Derek Arnold (bass guitar).
“We’ve never been on X Factor or Pop Idol”. Arcadia Roots are a Worcestershire based band that deliver an exciting hypnotic blend of Trance, Dance, Reggae and Roots music. The bands vibe has been described as ‘earthy’, ‘psychedelic’ and ‘infectious’. This 4 piece dance band combine world, reggae and rock music to create a very unique & captivating sound.
Lenny James & the Gator Squad
Low down and dirty blues and R & B. For those who like their music Swampy, Loud, no none sense and dirty! The Lenny James & The Gator Squad band were formed around 2012 mainly by Colin Andrews (Harmonica player), suggesting that it would be nice to return to what we all started out playing years ago, namely R&B and Blues styles of music.
Vincent Flatts Easily Led
Featuring legendary frontman Steve Burton (Bertie) Vincent Flatts Easily Led are coming to provide an evening of ‘take no prisoners’ blues boogie. Describing themselves as a “Whisky Swiggin’ Bad Ass Kickin’ Go Anywhere Giggin’ Boogie Band“, the Flatts’ set promises to be an event not to miss. And for anyone wondering, Vincent Flat is a classic motorbike handlebar.
You Dirty Blue
Old friends Leon and Mart let loose as You Dirty Blue early in 2016, quickly gaining a reputation for their impressive high energy live shows, gloriously raw with sharp, polished edges that any true DIY artist needs to make their mark. After the release of ‘Pictures from Pages’, a six track introduction to the sound of You Dirty Blue, the band became well established within the bustling Birmingham music scene picking up support slots and holding their own alongside notable touring national and international bands.
Ritchie Dave Porter
A prolific performer with 120 gigs a year in his diary and 5 top selling albums out there, Ritchie started playing the guitar at 11 years old. He went on to front his own power trio VOODOO WITCH, releasing albums and touring in Europe, particularly in Germany and Scandinavia. A massive Led Zep fan Ritchie starts the show with a stunning solo set.
More Announcements Soon
More acts and special guests to be announced. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute announcements. Please note the lineup is subject to change without notice.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Young people with cancer need specialised nursing and emotional support. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity meeting this critical need. Right now Teenage Cancer Trust can only help half of young people with cancer with their world-leading nursing. The money raised from ‘John Bonham A Celebration’ will be used to help fund vital services for young people before, during and after cancer treatment across the West Midlands. With the provision of specialised outreach nurses and more, this event could make a huge difference, all in memory of John Bonham. Teenage Cancer Trust is aiming to reach every young person facing cancer in the West Midlands and beyond, but it takes around £1million just to fund the service for 1 year which includes:
– Specialist units at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
– Three Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Coordinators
-0 A nurse consultant to lead the regional serviceSeven clinical nursing specialists to provide the support young people with cancer aged 13-24 so desperately need; and
– A specialist coordinator and administrator posts to support the service.
The venue is a marquee located on Peakman Street in Redditch Town Centre. Information about parking will be posted soon. There is a regular train service to Redditch from Birmingham New Street.