Doncaster Blues Festival returns

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Hundreds of music lovers are expected to turn out for this year’s Doncaster Blues festival, which takes place this weekend.

Terminally ill rocker, Wilko Johnson, is set to headline the festival on Sunday (March 2) and will be the second time he has starred in the town in recent months.

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

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

Other acts on the bill include the Stevie Nimmo Trio - as one half of Scotland’s highly renowned ‘Nimmo Brothers’, as well as Connie Lush and Blues Shouter who is widely recognised as one of the finest blues singers that the

United Kingdom has ever produced, Albany Down, Rita Payne and Clare Free.

Tickets cost £23, and to book please call the box office on 01302 303959 or visit