It was announced today that Wilko Johnson and his band will return to Cornbury Music Festival on Friday July 8th 2016 as part of a splendid line-up that includes The Beat, Soul II Soul, Jamie Cullum and many more.
Cornbury is a significant festival for Wilko, as it was here that Wilko first met the cancer doctor Charlie Chan, who famously urged Wilko to get a second opinion regarding his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, connecting him with the surgeon Emmanuel Huguet who performed a life-saving operation on Wilko. So this will be a special show indeed!
Find out more information about the festival, tickets etc here.
We’ll be adding lots of exciting things – songs, videos, pictures and so on – over time. We hope you enjoy it and in the meantime, the Wilko Johnson Band team would like to thank you for your continued support.
Julien Temple’s extraordinary documentary ‘The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson’ was screened on BBC 1 as part of the ‘Imagine…’ series on November 24th. You can still catch it on the BBC iPlayer here, available until Christmas Eve.
And, what with Christmas coming up, if you’re after a DVD for that special person in your life, you can order one here! It’s a beautiful item and comes complete with surreal artwork by Jonny Halifax (who designed the award-winning film poster for the ‘The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson’) and rock ‘n’ roll fairytale sleeve notes by Wilko Johnson / Lee Brilleaux biographer Zoë Howe.
Check out the film trailer for ‘The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson’ below.
The November issue of Reader’s Digest is out now, and features a great ‘I Remember’ Q&A with Wilko, conducted by Amanda Riley-Jones. Lots of lovely images from the ‘Looking Back At Me’ book in there too.
Exciting news! Wilko Johnson will be writing a new book about his incredible journey over the past few years, titled ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’. The new book will be published by major publisher Little, Brown in 2016.