Blur to headline Rock Werchter festival in Belgium next year

Britpop icons hint at more dates in 2013

Blur to headline Rock Werchter festival in Belgium next year

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Blur have announced that they will be headlining Rock Werchter festival in Belgium next year.

The Britpop icons, who reformed this year for a string of intimate UK live dates culminating in a massive show in Hyde Park to celebrate the closing of the London 2012 Olympic Games, also hinted that they will play more dates in 2013.

"Thank you for waiting," wrote the band on their Facebook page. "Rock Werchter is about to announce that Blur will headline next July. We're excited.. hope to travel in 2013 to play to more of our lovely fans who we haven't seen for a while. Don't know where yet, we'll tell as soon as we do."

The festival takes place next year (2013) between July 4 – 7. Rock Werchter is Belgium's biggest rock festival with a capacity of 140,000. The only other headliners confirmed so far are Rammstein.

It is not yet clear whether the band will be playing any more new material for future live dates. Blur penned two new tracks – 'Under The Westway' and 'The Puritan' – for the Hyde Park shows, and the band have hinted that more could follow, with producer William Orbit telling NME earlier this year that the band had been in the studio working on new material with him.

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