Blur to headline Converse 'Represent' show at London's 100 Club

Damon Albarn and co revealed as headline act for August 2 gig

Blur to headline Converse 'Represent' show at London's 100 Club

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Blur will headline an intimate gig at London's 100 Club next month as part of Converse's 'Represent' series of free shows.

Damon Albarn and co have been confirmed as the headline act for the August 2 show, and will play last on a bill which includes a supporting cast of The Bots, Savages and Swiss Lips. To get tickets, fans need to visit Converse.co.uk/blur from 9am on Wednesday August 1, with registration open until 6pm. Successful applicants will be notified by email and must confirm if they can attend by 12pm on August 2.

The Britpop legends – who had previously been billed as 'Very Special Guests' on the 'Represent' line-up – are also set to play two special one-off gigs on July 31 at London's Maida Vale Studios which will be broadcast live on radio. They will then embark on a run of intimate shows next month, which will act as a warm-up for their huge outdoor gig at London's Hyde Park on August 12.

Plan B, Paul Weller and Nas are amongst the other headliners who will perform as part of the 'Represent' shows, which will see nine gigs taking place at the 100 Club in July and August. The shows will kick off with Plan B on July 30 and then run for a further two weeks as UK Subs then headline a punk extravaganza on July 31 with support from the Anti-Nowhere League and Discharge.

Paul Weller then headlines on August 1 with support from Spiritualized, Towns and 2:54, while SBTRKT will top the bill on August 6. Santigold, Django Django and Best Coast are all set to play the venue on August closely followed by reggae legends Toots And The Maytals on August 8, with metallers Overkill and Pulled Apart By Horses then topping the bill on August 9. Nas rounds things off on August 10, with support from Kano and Speech Debelle.

Speaking about the shows, Geoff Cottrill of Converse's Chief Marketing Office said: "Represent builds on our global commitment to music. We're excited to bring such an amazing and diverse roster of artists under one roof and to give music fans around the world a chance to participate in the action through our live streams or here on the ground in London."

To find out more information about the show and for all the details on how to get tickets, visit Converse.co.uk. You can watch a video trailer for the series of shows, meanwhile, by clicking at the bottom of the page.

The line-up for Converse: Represent is as follows:

July 30

Plan B
L Marshall
Yuna
Jacob Banks

July 31

UK Subs
Anti-Nowhere League
Discharge
Goldblade
Ed Tudor Pole
Dumbjaw

August 1

Paul Weller
Spiritualized
Japandroids
02:54
Towns

August 2

Blur
The Bots
Savages
Swiss Lips

August 6

SBTRKT
Rudimental
John Talabot
Man Without Country
Lemonade

August 7

Santigold
Django Django
Best Coast
Citizens!
Friends

August 8

Toots And The Maytals
Natty
The Heatwave
Janice Graham Band

August 9

Overkill
Pulled Apart By Horses
The Safety Fire
Wet Nuns

August 10

Nas
Kano
Speech Debelle
Spoek Mathambo
Children Of The Night



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