Blur Stage Mini Reunion at Latitude, Delight Audiences

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The weather over the weekend may have been unpredictable, but there was one nice surprise in store for revellers at Latitude Festival when Damon Albarn was joined onstage by Blur bandmate Graham Coxon

With a storm raging overheard, Damon Albarn began his encore with a solo rendition of Blur track 'End of a Century', before introducing his former bandmate and writing partner to the stage. Crowds stayed to watch the reunion despite heavy rainfall and the pair then sang classic Blur song 'Tender' to raptuous applause. 

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Fans were in for a treat when Albarn (Second from Right) and Coxon (Far Right) Reunited this weekend

Graham Coxon originally left Blur in 2001 to persue a solo career, which led many to speculate on the state of the friendship between him and Albarn. Yet the whole band reunited in 2008 and have been touring sporadically since, their most recent gig taking place in Tokyo in January of this year, and it's clear that the two are still the best of friends, with Albarn introducing Coxon to the stage by saying "There are some Blur songs I can sing on the piano, but there are some that are impossible to do without the man I wrote them with: Mr Graham Coxon".

However this wasn't the only surprise Albarn had up his sleeve, following the spontaneous Blur reunion with a performance of Gorillaz hit 'Clint Eastwood' for which he was joined onstage by rapper Kano. 

The Suffolk-based festival is now in its eighth year and also saw performances over the weekend from Lily Allen and U.S rockers The Black Keys as well as comedy from Dara ó Briain and Kevin Bridges.

More: Is Pulp's 'Common People' Really The Best Britpop Anthem?


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