Terminally ill rocker Wilko Johnson to headline Doncaster Blues Festival

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Terminally ill singer Wilko Johnson is to headline this year’s Doncaster Blues Festival - the second time he has starred in the town in recent months.

Wilko Johnson, best known for his work with 1970s pub rock and rhythm and blues band Dr Feelgood, will top the bill at the concert on March 2.

Last year, the singer and guitarist announced he was suffering from terminal cancer and announced a farewell tour ahead of his death after doctors gave him just a few months to live - and he topped the bill at the Cusworth Music Festival to much acclaim.

He said: “It seems that I am still being spared from the final onslaught of my terminal cancer.

“I am feeling again the desire to get up on stage and do my thing while my health allows - so it is that I have decided to make some festival appearances.”

He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January last year and was told that he only has nine to ten months to live but has so far exceeded that diagnosis.

The concert at The Dome will also feature performances from the Stevie Nimmo Trio, Connie Lush and Blues Shouter, Albany Down, Rita Payne and Claire Free.

Advance tickets priced at £23 are now on sale on (01427) 349222 or at www.doncasterbluesfestival.co.uk