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Quick note about the Village Green Festival in Southend

Despite the impression given by the inclusion of the large image of Wilko Johnson on promotional banners and other publicity for this year’s Village Green Festival, we feel it prudent to point out in case of fans being misled that Wilko is NOT actually appearing at the festival. (The picture was taken at Village Green several years ago.)

We are assured all promotional materials featuring his image are being retracted in order to avoid any further confusion.

Guardian webchat with Wilko! Plus Front Row …

The Guardian will be hosting a web chat with Wilko on Tuesday May 31st from 12.30pm, so if you have a burning question for the big man, now’s your moment! Click here for further information.

Wilko has been busy on the airwaves promoting his new book, ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’, which is out TODAY! Don’t miss him on BBC Radio Scotland speaking to the fab Janice Forsyth this afternoon (May 26th, from 2pm) and on BBC Radio 4 / Front Row tonight!

Here’s a lovely picture of Wilko with Front Row’s John Wilson, courtesy of Mr Wilson’s Twitter page.

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First reviews coming in for ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’

Wilko’s new book ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’ (Little, Brown) will be launched next week! Here are a couple of lovely reviews to whet your appetites, courtesy of The Spectator’s Leyla Sanai and Marcus Berkmann at the Daily Mail.

You can also hear Wilko talking about his book with Robert Elms on BBC London here, about staying in Europe on The World Tonight here, and don’t miss him on Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 2 on Wednesday 25th May!

Wilko Johnson – Book Festival Appearances

Wilko Johnson will be making some appearances this summer to discuss and read from his upcoming memoir ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’ (Little, Brown) – we know many of you have been wondering where and when these events will take place, and many of the festivals have not yet announced their line-ups or further details, so we have to keep schtum until then, BUT here are a few dates to start us off with:

Wilko Johnson Book Launch – June 2nd Rough Trade East, London

Wilko launches his new memoir ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’ (Little, Brown) on June 2nd, 7pm, Rough Trade East, London!

Wilko will be in conversation with music writer (and ‘Looking Back At Me’ collaborator) Zoë Howe. Expect some top anecdotes!

Click here for further information. We will share details of other book signings and events very soon!

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New UK Wilko dates in October – Aaron Keylock in support

Wilko and the boys will be on the road again in October, playing a selection of UK dates. The fantastic Aaron Keylock will be supporting the band on this run of dates.
Pre-sale tickets are available via Planet Rock from 9am, Wednesday April 13th. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 15th.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 6th: Warrington Parr Hall
FRIDAY OCTOBER 7th: Sheffield City Hall
SATURDAY OCTOBER 8th: Edinburgh Queens Hall
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13th: Salisbury City Hall
FRIDAY OCTOBER 14th: Cambridge Corn Exchange
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15th: Birmingham Town Hall