The film of legendary rock band Led Zeppelin’s first live show in 27 years is being screened at Cleveleys Vue Cinema on October 17 as part of the one day only worldwide cinema release of the film of Celebration Day.
The film is the closest thing to seeing the band actually play live and because the likelihood of getting to see the band play live again is very slim, it’s a once in a lifetime event for any Led Zeppelin fan – and Duke’s Diary has five pairs of tickets to give away for the screening.
On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.
Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalogue including landmark tracks Whole Lotta Love, Rock And Roll, Kashmir and Stairway To Heaven.
Although 20 million people applied for tickets, the band’s first headline show in 27 years was seen only by the 18,000 ticket holders who secured seats through the worldwide lottery.
The film of Celebration Day will receive a worldwide theatrical release on 1,500 screens in over 40 territories on October 17. The theatrical screenings will follow premieres in London, Los Angeles, New York, and other major cities.
Celebration Day will then be available in multiple video and audio formats on November 19 from Swan Song/Atlantic Records.
Of the concert John Paul Jones said: “Getting through it all. It was pretty good I think it worked out really well but it was a relief to come the end of it I have to say.”
“To get back in the middle of that music was a spectacular experience,” said Robert Plant. “I was approaching it from a different angle so to get through it and out the other side was not much short of miraculous but great fun.”
“I remember walking up the steps onto the stage and then the moment right at the very end of it,” said Jimmy Page. “The rest of it passed very, very quickly.”
When asked about the emotions that were in the room with regards to Jason Bonham representing his dad on the drums Robert Plant said: “His vigour was so fantastic… he drove us… Jason would blast through the whole thing… It was peculiar and strange at times but at the same time it was very rewarding for all of us and it really did work as a performance, him driving us on.”
For your chance to win one of our five pairs of tickets simply correctly answer the following question:
In which year did Led Zeppelin first hit the singles charts with Whole Lotta Love?
(a) 1977 (b) 1987 (c) 1997
Now write your answers on a postcard or the back of a sealed envelope and send to Led Zeppelin Competition, Duke’s Diary, The Gazette, Avroe House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool Business Park, Blackpool FY4 2DP together with your address, a daytime telephone number and if possible an e-mail address.
The closing date is Tuesday, October 9. Normal Gazette competition rules apply.