Average: 4.5 (63 votes)

August 29, 1970

Winnipeg, MB CA

Man Pop Festival (Winnipeg Arena)


Setlists during this tour include: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, Bring It On Home, That's Way, Bron-Yr-Aur, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley), Communication Breakdown.


The venue is moved to the indoor Winnipeg Arena due to rain. Some of   Zep's equipment does not arrive in Winnipeg and they use gear borrowed from other bands on the bill. The Guess Who's Randy Bachman loans Jimmy Page his Les Paul for the show, (the one used on "American Woman" according to Bachman).

PRESS REVIEW: "It was 3 a.m., the show had run very late, however the group didn't appear to be dragging; they were full of fun, life and love. Unlike the impression their music may give, Zeppelin are not tough characters; they are not star struck. They are the every-day-people types; just four regular down-to-earth chaps that have a lot of fun running the world playing their music.

The first thing Jimmy Page did was to call for some tea. "Please send tea for 25" he told the voice on the other end of the phone, there were five of us in the room, and John Bonham said "Well you never know when friends might drop in" in a slightly too posh English accent which sent the rest of the group into guffaws of laughter. High flying, blonde and beautiful lead vocalist, Robert Plant commented on the night's performance; "We're not exactly happy about what went down tonight, it was hard to really get into it because of the sound. Our music demands a great deal of equipment for one thing and the building we were in wasn't too hot on the old acoustics was it?" I had to agree with him.

John Paul Jones said, "It was just an unfortunate set of circumstances, we don't blame anybody for it, I think you lot did a pretty good job, what with all the groups pitching in with their equipment and your local sound people, with such short notice. I feel sorry for the cats that lost all their sound system out there in the rain. Their insurance company is going to have a fit when they find out what happened!"

(Ann Stark, W.F.P 1970)

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Memorable Concert to say the least!

My wife and I were at that show and it turned out to be a memorable moment in our lives. We were soaking wet, covered in mud and streamed into the Winnipeg Arena to escape the disaster happening outside in the Stadium. The mud and rain was incredible. I even pulled a guy's face out of the mud so he would not drown as people were stepping on him to get out of the Stadium.

The show was great all day. Really memorable was Iron Butterfly, who were outstanding and of course Led Zeppelin who were everything we were expecting. Even with the lack of equipment it was a great show. I still think about that show when I hear "Whole Lot of Love" and can still see, in my mind's eye, Jimmy, Robert, Bonzo and John Paul Jones on stage! Thanks again for finally agreeing to play in Winnipeg and giving us a memory we will never forget!