A TRUE rock superstar brings his new band to Mid Wales with a major gig at Newtown's Hafren theatre in December for Robert Plant and Saving Grace.

Tickets for the Thursday, December 19 show all but sold out within two days of it being announced last week.

The lead singer of one of the world’s biggest bands has gone on to form a number of low key bands with his latest co-operative ensemble featuring Suzi Dian, joining Robert on vocals; Tony Kelsey on mandolin, baritone and acoustic guitars; Oli Jefferson on percussion and Matt Worley on banjo, acoustic and baritone guitars, and cuatro.

Plant has had a long association with the area including most famously bringing Zeppelin to a cottage near Machynlleth to write the songs for their third and fourth albums in 1970 and immortalised in the track 'Bron-y-Aur Stomp'; and last year Plant debuted his new band at an unannounced surprise gig at Bishops Castle.

Support for the Newtown gig will be the husband and wife folk rock duo The Rails.