Blur Hyde Park gig: Damon Albarn and co to headline British Summer Time in June

The 'Parklife' band will perform music from their new album in London

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Blur are reuniting for a comeback gig in Hyde Park this summer.

Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree will be headlining British Summer Time Hyde Park on Saturday 20 June, with tickets on sale from Friday 27 February at 9am.

 

Blur will be the only band ever to play Hyde Park four times after this performance, Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe said during a live Chinatown press conference to announce the news earlier today.

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Blur will headline British Summer Time Hyde Park

Blur will join Kylie Minogue, The Who and Taylor Swift as headliners. Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs, Johnny Marr and Chic ft. Nile Rodgers will also perform.

Prior to the gig, the group will release their first album as a four-piece in 16 years on 27 April.

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The cover art for Blur's new album The Magic Whip

Fans can pre-orderThe Magic Whip on Amazon now. Doing so by 11am on Monday 23 February will give you access to a 71-hour pre-sale window during which you can purchase up to two tickets for the Hyde Park show.

New song "Go Out" will be available to stream on Spotify from 3pm today.

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