Blur Announce Summer Festival Headline Slot

Blur at The Brit Awards 2012
Blur at The Brit Awards 2012

Blur have announced another festival headline show for this summer. The reunited Britpop band, who were honoured with the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at last night’s Brit Awards (February 21st), will headline Sweden’s Way Out West festival in August. Way Out West Festival takes place from August 9th-11th in Goteberg, Sweden and also features Florence And The Machine, The Black Keys, Refused, Feist and Bon Iver on its bill.

Blur announced yesterday that they will headline a special one-off show in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate the end of the Olympic Games this summer. The band will play the outdoor show on 12th August to coincide with the games’ closing ceremony. They will be joined on the bill by The Specials and New Order plus more still to be announced.

Earlier this week, Damon and guitarist Graham Coxon premiered new Blur track ‘Under The Westway’ at a pre-Brits War Child gig at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London – scroll down and click below to view fan footage of the performance.


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