Bingley Music Live are delighted to reveal in their final line-up announcement that Wilko Johnson has been added to the bill for this years event, August 30 – September 1st 2013.
The former Dr Feelgood guitarist was sadly diagnosed with terminal cancer in January. Fortunately he has remained healthy enough to undertake a series of live performances over the summer.
This includes an appearance on the Main Stage at Myrtle Park on Saturday 31st August.
Since the 1970s the singer, guitarist and songwriter has been credited for his enormous contribution to the British rhythm and blues scene, firstly in Dr Feelgood and later as a member of Ian Dury and The Blockheads.
Widely hailed as one of the founding influences of the punk movement, Wilko conceded in a recent interview with The Guardian that his illness has lent him fresh perspective and given rise a particularly fertile creative period, admitting: ‘I still feel like a hero on stage’.
Being a national rock’n’roll hero is what Wilko does best and Bingley can revel in Wilko’s distinctive choppy guitar sound and famous ‘duck walk’ one final time.
Wilko will be joined by the likes of Primal Scream, Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, The Human League, The Cribs, The Fratellis, The Neville Staple Band, Tinchy Stryder and Katy B during the much loved, three day Yorkshire festival which runs between Friday, 30 August and Sunday, 1 September.
Big Heart, Big Sounds
With all tickets frozen at last year’s prices Bingley Music Live really lives up to its reputation for delivering exceptional value for money.
- Standard three-day weekend tickets £45* (equivalent to £15 per day)
- Children’s three-day weekend tickets £30* (last few remaining for 3-12 year olds)
- Advance day ticket for Friday £17.50*
- Advance day tickets for Saturday or Sunday cost £30*
* All tickets subject to booking fees
There are several north-east artists playing at this festival including
Frankie and the heartstrings, the lake poets, natasha haws, By Toutatis and holy molly and the crackers.
The North East HUB are delighted to be covering the festival live, watch out for our posts
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Header photo: Courtesy of Paul Nichols