Blur play first ever gig in Poland as they headline day one of Open'er Festival

Kendrick Lamar, Alt-J, and Savages also played at the Gdynia bash last night (July 3)

Blur play first ever gig in Poland as they headline day one of Open'er Festival

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Blur played their first ever gig in Poland last night (July 3), as they headlined day one of Open'er Festival in Gdynia.

"So it has taken us 23 years to come to Poland, it's really lovely to be here," said frontman Damon Albarn after set opener 'Girls & Boys'. "When we were 15-years-old, Gdansk was only on TV for the Solidarity movement. I went there today...There's clearly so much more to Poland and it's extraordinary," he added before 'Popscene'.

Playing the same set as at Primavera Sound Festival in May – their first gig in Europe this year, they also played 'There's No Other Way', 'Beetlebum', 'Out Of Time' and a feedback-heavy 'Trimm Trabb'. Meanwhile, 'Caramel' saw half of the crowd sit down, while Albarn shouted at the brass section to up their game. Graham Coxon then took to the front of the stage to play 'Coffee & TV' before 'Tender'.

'Country House' then a speeded-up version of 'Parklife' followed before things were brought back down with 'End Of A Century' and 'This Is A Low', which ended their main set. Blur returned for their encore to and played 'Under The Westway', before closing with 'For Tomorrow', 'The Universal' and 'Song 2'.

Blur played:

'Girls & Boys'
'Popscene'
'There's No Other Way'
'Beetlebum'
'Out Of Time'
'Trimm Trabb'
'Caramel'
'Coffee & TV'
'Tender'
'Country House'
'Parklife'
'End Of A Century'
'This Is A Low'
'Under The Westway'
'For Tomorrow'
'The Universal'
'Song 2'


Earlier in the day, Editors played a number of tracks off of their recently released album 'The Weight Of Your Love' on the Main Stage, where Savages also played.

After Blur's headline set, Alt-J took to the festival's second stage shortly after 11:30pm, with thousands of fans unable to squeeze inside the packed tent to hear a set that included 'Breezeblocks' and a cover of College's 'A Real Hero'.

Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar closed the Main Stage with a set made up mostly of tracks from 2012's 'good kid, mAAd city', such as 'Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe' and 'Poetic Justice' as well as tracks from previous mixtapes. He finished his set with a freestyle rap; acknowledging the festival and the sizeable crowd who turned up to watch his show.

Open'er Festival will continue today (July 4) with sets from Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

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