Blur to play Olympic closing concert at Hyde Park

Britpop band joined by The Specials and New Order

Blur to play Olympic closing concert at Hyde Park

Photographer: Sara BowreyChris Swindells on 21 February 2012

Blur last played an outdoor concert together when they reformed with their original line-up in 2009 for a series of shows, including Glastonbury Festival and one night at Hyde Park.

Blur will be joined on the bill by Coventy two-tone legends The Specials and newly reformed Mancunian rockers New Order.

Hyde Park was recently the subject of a council dispute in which Westminster Council ruled events will be cut in both size and number in future. This ruling will not significantly affect Hyde Park events until 2013.

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The band's official Facebook page posted the poster and this comment: "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."

Tickets for Blur at the BT London Live Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert go on sale on Friday (February 24) at 9am but BT customers  have exclusive 48 hour priority access to buy them first from 9am on Wednesday 22 February. Tickets cost £55 plus booking fee.

BT Customers click here for early access BT Closing Ceremony Concert at Hyde Park tickets.

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