Wilko Johnson to play Glastonbury

Echo: Wilko Johnson shredding at Village Green Festival last year Wilko Johnson shredding at Village Green Festival last year

Terminally-ill guitarist Wilko Johnson will play the UK’s biggest festival this summer.

Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko, who lives in Westcliff, has been announced as one of the acts to play Glastonbury this summer.

He is currently on a high with his album, ‘Going Back Home’, penned with The Who’s Roger Daltrey, entering the UK Albums Chart at number three last weekend.

Glastonbury Festival, which takes place in Somerset, is scheduled for June 27 to 29, but the day Wilko will play has yet to be announced.

He will join headliners Arcade Fire and Kasabian at the festival, with Metallica rumoured to be the final bill-topper.

He was diagnosed with cancer last year, but vowed to continue playing.

He will also appear at metal festival Sonisphere, at Knebworth, in July.

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10:29am Fri 4 Apr 14

leighman says...

If ever the term 'Local Hero' was apt, this is it. Rock on Wilko!!!
If ever the term 'Local Hero' was apt, this is it. Rock on Wilko!!! leighman
  • Score: 13

10:31am Fri 4 Apr 14

Gaz Michaels says...

I agree with Leighman. The latest album is a cracker.
I agree with Leighman. The latest album is a cracker. Gaz Michaels
  • Score: 10

11:08am Fri 4 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

yep that album with daltrey is right up there...... rock on son
yep that album with daltrey is right up there...... rock on son pembury53
  • Score: 5

11:29am Fri 4 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

I take it, Rolf Harris wont be attending....
I take it, Rolf Harris wont be attending.... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -8

9:33am Sat 5 Apr 14

sosad 1 says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
I take it, Rolf Harris wont be attending....
please don't mention this person on the same line as the great man keep on rocking wilko!
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: I take it, Rolf Harris wont be attending....[/p][/quote]please don't mention this person on the same line as the great man keep on rocking wilko! sosad 1
  • Score: 2

1:25pm Sat 5 Apr 14

TheEssexWay says...

Wilko is an Icon, Legend & Hero, keep going like a true rocker! Much respect
Wilko is an Icon, Legend & Hero, keep going like a true rocker! Much respect TheEssexWay
  • Score: 2

5:30pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

sosad 1 wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
I take it, Rolf Harris wont be attending....
please don't mention this person on the same line as the great man keep on rocking wilko!
Sex Drugs and Rock & Roll ???
[quote][p][bold]sosad 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: I take it, Rolf Harris wont be attending....[/p][/quote]please don't mention this person on the same line as the great man keep on rocking wilko![/p][/quote]Sex Drugs and Rock & Roll ??? Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 1

7:00am Sun 6 Apr 14

leighman says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
sosad 1 wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote: I take it, Rolf Harris wont be attending....
please don't mention this person on the same line as the great man keep on rocking wilko!
Sex Drugs and Rock & Roll ???
BLOCKHEAD!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sosad 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: I take it, Rolf Harris wont be attending....[/p][/quote]please don't mention this person on the same line as the great man keep on rocking wilko![/p][/quote]Sex Drugs and Rock & Roll ???[/p][/quote]BLOCKHEAD!!!! leighman
  • Score: 4

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