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The Last Holday

XL Recordings is helping Canongate Books and Book Slam to celebrate the life of legendary poet, novelist and musician, Gil Scott-Heron at the launch of his posthumous memoir, The Last Holiday.

The event takes place at Wilton's Music Hall on the 19th January and includes a one-off back-to-back set from DJs Jamie XX and Gilles Peterson who will play a musical tribute to Gil. The line-up also includes dynamic young poets Kate Tempest and Ben Mellor. There will also be a chance to see interviews and rare film footage of Gil.

Tickets go on sale on 5th January.

For more on Gil Scott-Heron including a short film of part of the last interview he did before he died and to check out exclusive readings from The Last Holiday go to