Robert Plant 'Walking Into Clarksdale' on Saturday

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 9 at 1:01 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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