Robert Plant is set to perform in Australia next year

Robert Plant is set to celebrate 50 years since Led Zeppelin's first ever concert when he headlines the 2018 Byron Bay Bluesfest.

Him and his band The Sensational Space Shifters lead a sensational first artist announcement for the event from Thursday, March 29, to Monday, April 2.

Plant and his band will be joined by Lionel Richie, Prince’s former backing band The New Power Generation, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, Jose Gonzalez, First Aid Kit and Aussie greats The John Butler Trio and Tash Sultana.

With Plant headed close to NZ next year, we're hoping he'll also add in a visit to NZ.