Blur - Blur To Headline Special Gig To Close London Olympics
Reformed rockers Blur will headline a special gig to celebrate the best of British talent in August (12) to mark the end of the London Olympics.
The Parklife hitmakers will take to the stage at London's Hyde Park on 12 August (12) alongside supporting acts The Specials and New Order.
A post on the band's Facebook.com page, reads, "We're rowing in... going for gold... grabbing the baton... for the high jump... No, hang on, is that right? Fact is, Blur have accepted the invite to headline the Olympics' Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert in Hyde Park on 12th August."
The gig will be organised by BT London Live as part of a series of special events to mark the games coming to the U.K. capital.
The announcement comes just days after Blur guitarist Graham Coxon criticised London officials for agreeing to cut crowd capacity at Hyde Park and introduce a noise-reducing system after residents living nearby complained about the sound from gigs there.