Jimmy Page Joins Cheltenham Literature Festival Line-Up to Discuss Jimmy Page: The Anthology
12 Aug 2021
It was announced this morning (12 August) that Jimmy Page will be in conversation live on stage at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival to discuss his 2020 book, Jimmy Page: The Anthology
Last year, the festival showcased its first digital line-up due to the pandemic, after being held in Cheltenham for the previous five years. Now, it'll once again be held at a number of locations around the town, showcasing the best in publishing with speakers and authors from around the world.
The rare interview with Jimmy Page is set to be held over the ten-day event from 8-17 October 2021. It will cover his spectacular life in music, from his colossal body of session work in the Sixties, through to the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin and beyond. Page will also discuss the contents of the book, including the impressive archive of guitars, costumes and memorabilia that he has amassed throughout his career, all of which was published for the first time in the anthology.
Speaking about the book last year, Page said: "I wanted to include items from my personal archive that have played a part in my overall story, to give the detail behind the detail."
The Anthology contains a new text of over 70,000 words, in which Jimmy Page guides the reader through hundreds of rare items, many of which are previously unseen, and others of mythic status, such as the Gibson double neck guitar, his dragon-emblazoned suit, his white embroidered poppy suit, and the outfit worn in the concert film The Song Remains the Same.
Also included are handwritten diaries, correspondence, rare vinyl pressings, previously unpublished photographs and much more. Page personally selected each piece shown in the book to create the most comprehensive and revealing account of his life to date.
Tickets will be available on the festival's website
from Friday 3 September for Cheltenham Festival Members and 10 September for general booking.