Some of the most recognisable riffs in the history of rock will be ringing out at the Gordon Craig Theatre on Saturday.

The April 30 slot at the Stevenage venue has been set aside for Purple Zeppelin, and the name tells you everything to need to know.

Insiders say the team behind this ultimate rock tribute blew the roof off the place last time they were in town, so fans will be eager to tuck into a second helping of the classics created by Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin while those two monsters of stadium swagger were in their prime – both played to adoring audiences at Knebworth in the glory days of the stately home’s rock festivals.

Whether your default air guitar choice is Smoke on the Water or Whole Lotta Love, anyone with a fondness for flash licks and pounding rhythms will find lots to savour in a set list which promises more than 30 classic tracks.

And it’s not just the music – the four talented musicians who make up the band promise costume changes, lights and special effects, the chance for a bit of audience participation – and even some on-stage artistic differences to add to the authentic supergroup feel.

There will even be nods to Ritchie Blackmore’s lute, Jimmy Page’s twin-neck axe and spooky theremin, and even a violin bow guitar solo.

It’s £20 to see the show, visit or call 01438 363200 to reserve your tickets.