Blur to headline Olympics 2012 show in London’s Hyde Park this August

Blur will headline a special one-off show in London's Hyde Park to celebrate the end of the Olympic Games this summer.

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Blur will headline a special one-off show in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate the end of the Olympic Games this summer.

The band, who will be honoured with the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at tonight’s Brit Awards (February 21), will play the outdoor show on August 12 to coincide with the games’ closing ceremony.

The band wrote on their official Facebook page in announcing the show: “We’re rowing in, going for gold, grabbing the baton, for the high jump. No, hang on, is that right? Fact is, Blur have accepted the invite to headline the Olympics’ Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert in Hyde Park on 12th August.”

Blur will be joined by New Order and The Specials at the show, which is being billed as a ‘Best Of British’ event.

The show has been organised by BT London Live as part of a series of events to mark the Olympics. To pre-register for further ticket information, you need to register at BTLondonlive.com/tickets. Tickets will be made available on Friday (February 24) at 9am (GMT).

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