Blur sign up Vampire Weekend, Foals and more for Hyde Park gigs – exclusive

Band reveal comeback show bills to NME.COM

Blur have exclusively revealed to NME.COM the band who will be joining them at their reformation shows in Hyde Park this summer.

The band play two giant gigs in London (July 2 and 3) and have hand-picked the bands who will play ahead of them, ensuring that each night will be unique.

July 2 features the following bands:
Foals, Crystal Castles, Friendly Fires and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

July 3 features the following bands:
Vampire Weekend, Amadou & Mariam, Florence And The Machine and Deerhoof

Speaking exclusively to NME.COM, Vampire Weekend‘s frontman Ezra Koening: declared: “I think the Hyde Park show will be pretty phenomenal. People have been waiting a long time to see Blur reunite and it’s flattering to be invited to play at all. This will be my first time seeing Blur live and I’m psyched.”

As previously reported, Blur also play Manchester MEN Arena on June 26, with Klaxons and Florence And The Machine joining them on the bill.

To check the availability of Blur tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

For more, including an exclusive interview with Blur‘s manager and the latest on the rehearsals get this week’s issue of NME.