Robert Plant plays Zeppelin at The Big Chill 2011

Robert Plant at V Festival - Chelmsford 2005 by Bob Rose
Robert Plant at V Festival - Chelmsford 2005 by Bob Rose

Following big crowds for Norman Jay and Femi Kuti, Robert Plant and The Band Of Joy started with a rather one at The Big Chill 2011.

Opening with a cover of Led Zeppelin‘s ‘Black Dog‘, the group soon had people up off the grass to sing along.

This is the grand finale for the Band Of Joy,Plant told the crowd before ‘Angel Dance‘. “It’s a suitable place to finish,” he added, quipping: “It’s only 45 minutes to get home as well.

The group then played another Zeppelin track, ‘House Of The Holy‘, making it sound a lot more middle of the road than the original, before playing their reworking of Richard Thompson’s ‘House Of Cards‘.

American singer-songwriter Darrel Scott joined the group to sing ‘How Many Times Have You Heard Someone Say‘ before they performed Led Zeppelin‘s ‘Thank You‘.

Patty Griffin took vocal duties on ‘Drowning Child‘ before they slipped in ‘Misty Mountain Hop‘ and ‘Shine It All Around‘.

They finished with ‘Ramble On‘, running over time and encoring with ‘Bron-Y-Aur Stomp‘ and ‘Gallows Pole‘.

Robert Plant and The Band Of Joy played:
Black Dog
Down To The Sea
Angel Dance
House Of The Holy
House Of Cards
Take Me Somewhere Trouble Don’t Go (with Buddy Miller)
Monkey
How Many Times Have You Heard Someone Say (with Darrell Scott)
Thank You
Drowning Child (with Patty Griffin)
In The Mood
Please Read The Letter
Misty Mountain Hop
Shine It All Around
Ramble On
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Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
Gallows Pole