December 7, 2010 10:00

Damon Albarn set for London 2012 Festival ahead of Olympics Damon Albarn Tickets

Albarn will work alongside Gorillaz partner Jamie Hewlett

Damon Albarn set for London 2012 Festival ahead of Olympics

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Damon Albarn is among the artists taking part in London’s 2012 Festival.

The Blur and Gorillaz man will work alongside regular collaborator Jamie Hewlett and theatre director Rufus Norris to create a new production for the event.

The event runs alongside the London 2012 Olympics, adding fuel to last year's rumours that Albarn is one of the candidates to be the artistic director of the event.

The production has been co-commissioned by the Manchester International Festival and English National Opera as well as the London 2012 Festival. Full details of the project will be announced at the programme launch of the Manchester International Festival early next year.

Among the other artists confirmed to take part in the festival are Cate Blanchett, David Hockney, Mike Leigh and Jude Law.

The festival will run from June 21 until September 9, 2012, the last day of the 2012 Paralympic Games. The first tickets for the festival will go on sale in October 2011.

See London2012.com for more information.

Read More On This Artist

Video: Best Live Event: Blur - Backstage Interview

Damon Albarn Tickets
Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
Apr 30, 2014 Rivoli Ballroom London

Buy Damon Albarn Tickets
from £35

Buy Damon Albarn Tickets

May 01, 2014 Great Hall, Queen Mary University London

Buy Damon Albarn Tickets
from £35

Buy Damon Albarn Tickets

May 01, 2014 Great Hall At Queen Mary University London

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Damon Albarn Tickets

May 30, 2014 Bristol Trinity Bristol

Buy Damon Albarn Tickets

Buy Damon Albarn Tickets

May 30, 2014 Trinity Bristol

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Damon Albarn Tickets

May 31, 2014 Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth/southsea

Buy Damon Albarn Tickets
from £19

Buy Damon Albarn Tickets

More News
The Horrors cover Frankie Knuckles' 'Your Love' – listen
The Kooks announce new album 'Listen'
Canada's fisheries minister accuses Morrissey of being 'brainwashed'
Avril Lavigne responds to criticisms over new video: 'Racist??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese...
Deadmaus says 'dafuqs yer problem' Arcade Fire, after 'real instruments' jibe
Prince William and Kate Middleton learn to DJ - watch
Coldplay unveil new song 'Oceans', announce television special
Pharrell Williams unveils 'Marilyn Monroe' video - watch
Beck covers Arcade Fire's 'Rebellion (Lies)' - watch
St Vincent reschedules May UK shows for August
Paul Gray spent final weeks in 'blur' of drugs and Slipknot bandmates did not help,...
Chance The Rapper cancels live dates after being diagnosed with flu and tonsillitis
Angel Haze on friends and family's reaction to her sexuality: 'they think I'm an...
Midweek chart update: Mr Probz on course for Number One single with debut 'Waves'
Justin Bieber apologises after posing near controversial Japanese war shrine
Linkin Park discuss 'heavy and exciting' album 'The Hunting Party' in new...
Beyoncé joins producer Boots on new song 'Dreams' – listen
Damon Albarn announces warm-up gigs in Bristol and Portsmouth
The Horrors, Palma Violets and more added to Reading and Leeds Festivals bill – full list here
Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson says he's made it 'acceptable' to appear on TV...
Royal Blood reveal new single 'Come On Over' – listen
Lorde announces rare UK show

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
New Issue Out Now
On NME.COM Today