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Damon Albarn tells NME.COM their set in Spain will be "the same" as when they come back to the UK...

BLUR gave a hint as to what they will play at the CARLING WEEKEND: READING AND LEEDS FESTIVALS with their headline set at the ninth FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE BENICASSIM in SPAIN last night (August 8).

Performing a mix of greatest hits and songs from their latest album ‘Think Tank’, the band ripped through a seventeen song set to a rapturous crowd.

Singer Damon Albarn exclusively spoke to NME.COM backstage, and said their set will be similar in the UK to that in Spain.

“We’re pretty much playing the same set as the Carling Weekender: Reading and Leeds festival,” he told NME.COM. ” After years of playing the big shows it’s nice coming back.

“You soon remember how to perform on stage – your muscles don’t forget certain things. I can remember it now! I’m older and more relaxed about it these days. I’m just taking things as they happen, I’m not trying to get up and cause the euphoria,”

Damon also confessed that the band are past their hard-drinking days on the road, adding: “I rather go home and have a cup of cocoa now.”

During the set, Albarn dedicated the ‘To The End’ to the self-proclaimed ‘God of Fuck’, Marilyn Manson.

The set was:

‘Ambulance’

‘Beetlebum’

‘Girls & Boys’

‘Gene by Gene’

‘For Tomorrow’

‘Good Song’

‘Tender’

‘Caravan’

‘Out of Time’

‘Crazy Beat’

‘Song 2’

‘Trimm Trabb’

‘Battery In Your Leg’

‘The Universal’

‘To The End’

‘On The Way To The Club’

‘We’ve Got A File On You’

Blur are headline the Main Stage at the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festival at Reading Richfield Avenue on August 23 and Leeds Bramham Park on August 24.