Blur In Frame For Glastonbury Headline Slot

by | 27 February 2009

The recently reformed Blur are likely to play a headlining set at this year's Glastonbury festival, according to organiser Michael Eavis.

Bruce Springsteen was announced last week as the Saturday headliner for the Somerset event this June while Neil Young has also been rumoured for the legendary festival.

And with Blur's comeback shows leaving a gap for two of the three nights of Glastonbury, Damon Albarn and band-mates are a near certainty to take to the Pyramid stage.

"You can look forward to that yeah, but it's not officially announced yet," Eavis said at the NME awards earlier this week.

"[There's a] bit more work to do on that yet, but you will not be disappointed, I can assure you," he told BBC 6Music.

Blur last played together at the Royal Festival Hall in 2000 but previewed their comeback with an impromptu performance of This Is A Low at Wednesday's NME awards.

They are headlining the T in the Park and Oxegen festivals and will play shows at the Manchester MEN Arena and in Hyde Park this summer.

After accepting the best live event award, Eavis discussed another big name artist set to perform at this year's Glastonbury festival.

"We've got Lily Allen, of course, and she was practically born at the festival anyway, because her parents used to come," he explained.

"I think her new single is the best song she's ever made, so she'll be very high up on the bill on the Friday night [June 26th] - not headlining though."

27/02/2009 09:33:22


Tags: Blur - Damon Albarn - Glastonbury Festival - Lily Allen - Neil Young - NME - T In The Park


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