The Universal: Blur to headline Olympic closing ceremony at Hyde Park alongside New Order & The Specials
For a band who until relatively recently were on a hiatus there sure has been a hell of a lot of Blur news swirling around in the past twenty-four hours. First a live performance of a new Blur song emerged from a War Child gig over the weekend the piano led ‘Under the Westway’ poignantly taps into recurring Blur themes, capturing a sense of time and place told through the medium of a yearning ballad, watch and listen to them playing it below.
Then today presumably to tie in with their award for great achievement at tonight’s Brit Awards ceremony at the O2 it’s been announced that Blur will headline the Olympic closing ceremony at London’s Hyde Park on the 13th of August. They will take to the stage after performances from other legends New Order and The Specials. Apparently most tickets are on reserve only but a few may be available here at some point:
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