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 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:
Just in time for Christmas! Julien Temple’s marvellous documentary film ‘The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson’ is released on DVD on December 19th by Cadiz Music.
This very special package includes surreal and thought-provoking artwork from Jonny Halifax – who designed the award-winning poster for the film – and dark fairytale sleeve notes by biographer Zoë Howe.
We have had so many lovely messages for Wilko as a result of the film, particularly after its transmission on BBC 1 this month. It’s clear that Julien’s film and Wilko’s incredible story has touched so many people, which is wonderful.
Keep on rocking, and save the NHS! As Wilko put it, ‘They saved me.’
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.
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.