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Blur to headline Olympics concert in Hyde Park


Story by Jack Foley

BLUR will headline a special one-off show in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate the end of the Olympic Games this summer.

They will be joined New Order and The Specials at the gig, which is described as a ‘Best Of British’ event.

The outdoor show will take place on August 12, 2012, to coincide with the games’ closing ceremony.

It has been organised by BT London Live as part of a series of events to mark the Olympics.

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Tickets will be made available on Friday, February 24, at 9am.

Commenting on their headline slot, Blur – who are set to be honoured with the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at tonight’s Brit Awards (February 21) – said on their Facebook page: “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 August 12.”