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Legends line up for festival
Musician Robert Plant. Picture: REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

The West Coast Blues and Roots festival has unveiled a superstar line-up spearheaded by Led Zeppelin rock god Robert Plant to celebrate its 10th event at Fremantle Park.

The annual blues fest boasts a spectacular bill of legends including garage icons Iggy Pop and the Stooges, guitar gun Carlos Santana, crooner Chris Isaak, English boogie rockers Status Quo, roots king Ben Harper, 70s rockers Steve Miller Band and reggae titan Jimmy Cliff.

Two more big-name international artists are expected to appear for the March 23-24 event, with tickets on sale from November 19.

Promoter Dave Chitty said the event had a "one in 100" line-up.

"I'd never have thought 10 years ago that we'd end up with people like that," he said. "It's a dream come true to have Robert Plant at our festival."

Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters play at least half a dozen Led Zeppelin favourites on their current tour of South America.

Organisers have waited for a dream line-up to justify returning to the two-day format last seen in 2008.

Also on the bill are blues singer-guitarist Bonnie Raitt and alternative country outfit Wilco.

Mr Chitty is confident the festival will sell all 20,000 tickets for each day.

Neil Young has also joined the long list of rock legends in Perth next year, playing with his band Crazy Horse at Perth Arena on March 2.

Tickets go on sale on November 19 with a pre-sale from next Wednesday.