Blur announce 2012 festival headline show

Damon Albarn and co will head up the bill at Sweden's Way Out West festival

Blur have announced another festival headline show for this summer.

The reunited Britpop band, who were honoured with the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at last night’s Brit Awards (February 21), will headline Sweden’s Way Out West festival in August.

Way Out West Festival takes place from August 9-11 in Gothenburg, Sweden and also features Florence And The Machine, The Black Keys, Refused, Feist and Bon Iver on its bill.


Blur announced yesterday that they will headline a special one-off show in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate the end of the Olympic Games this summer. The band will play the outdoor show on August 12 to coincide with the games’ closing ceremony.

Earlier this week, Damon and guitarist Graham Coxon premiered new Blur track ‘Under The Westway’ at a pre-Brits War Child gig at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London – scroll down and click below to view fan footage of the performance.

To read a new interview with Blur, where they discuss the possibility of recording a new album and their plans beyond this summer, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally now.


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