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BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!

Posted: 13 Feb 2019, 16:21
by aldamasta
The first artists have finally been announced, and it sounds amazing! I am 100% grabbing tickets -- anyone else here thinking about it? Can't think of a better way to spend the 29th of March...
Inside a big top circus tent on Wanstead Flats, the southernmost part of Epping Forest in Leytonstone, artists including Batida, Damon Albarn, Django Django, Ellie Rowsell (Wolf Alice), Gruff Rhys, Imarhan, Joan As Police Woman, Mista Silva, Moonchild Sanelly, Morena Leraba, Muzi, Onipa, Rokia Traoré, Sibot and The Good, The Bad & The Queen will unite for a joyous, one-off live performance in the heart of Waltham Forest.
https://wfculture19.co.uk/blog/africa-e ... -announced

Re: Africa Express: The Circus

Posted: 17 Feb 2019, 18:23
by rich
I'm sure I'll be there mate :)

How are you getting on in London? We must hook up...

Re: Africa Express: The Circus

Posted: 18 Feb 2019, 10:11
by Pavlich
Is this just a bunch of songs where African musicians and Anglo ones play together? Ellie Rowsell would be cool to see. Not sure how a Good, The Bad & The Queen gig is a one-off though.

Re: Africa Express: The Circus

Posted: 18 Feb 2019, 13:46
by rich
bugger - that'll teach me to oversleep - Africa Express sold out :cry: :cry:

Re: Africa Express: The Circus

Posted: 19 Feb 2019, 11:08
by aldamasta
Oh no! Did they sell out quickly? I managed to grab some around 15 minutes after they went on sale, but I nearly forgot too.

And I'm staying in London, around Clerkenwell! I'd love to meet up. I hope you can find tickets somehow! If not, there's always the Palladium gig.

Re: Africa Express: The Circus

Posted: 19 Feb 2019, 11:12
by aldamasta
Pavlich wrote:
18 Feb 2019, 10:11
Is this just a bunch of songs where African musicians and Anglo ones play together? Ellie Rowsell would be cool to see. Not sure how a Good, The Bad & The Queen gig is a one-off though.
I assume it will be like a mix between how the 2012 concerts were and the 2015 5 hour long Roskilde gig. An eclectic mix of performers doing original songs, covers, whatever else. I'm hoping they'll do On Melancholy Hill like they did in 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXtqyEht2w4.

And I don't think they're calling The Good the Bad and the Queen a "one off", I think it's just referring to the collective/event at large as a one off event.

Re: Africa Express: The Circus

Posted: 25 Feb 2019, 14:46
by aldamasta
Has anyone seen any tickets available online through stubhub or some other resellers? My ticket already arrived. I know some folks who missed out and are still trying to get tickets, and just wondered if there’s been any luck amongst anyone on the forum yet!

Re: Africa Express: The Circus

Posted: 04 Mar 2019, 01:35
by lumaka
aldamasta wrote:
25 Feb 2019, 14:46
Has anyone seen any tickets available online through stubhub or some other resellers? My ticket already arrived. I know some folks who missed out and are still trying to get tickets
https://twitter.com/FarrelIy/status/1102329389348474880

Re: Africa Express: The Circus

Posted: 04 Mar 2019, 12:56
by aldamasta
lumaka wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 01:35
aldamasta wrote:
25 Feb 2019, 14:46
Has anyone seen any tickets available online through stubhub or some other resellers? My ticket already arrived. I know some folks who missed out and are still trying to get tickets
https://twitter.com/FarrelIy/status/1102329389348474880
Good catch! First resell ticket I’ve seen thus far.

Re: Africa Express: The Circus

Posted: 29 Mar 2019, 11:40
by aldamasta
Tonight's the night! All of the rehearsal videos I've seen on twitter and instagram are getting me very excited. Gonna be an amazing 5 hours! And then I'm gonna go over to club starshaped for their 25th anniversary celebration of Parklife till 3 am... I may be dead after today :P

Anyone else going?

Re: Africa Express: The Circus

Posted: 29 Mar 2019, 22:58
by bugman
Blur was there!!! Set: clover over Dover!!!!! Tender and whoooo hoo

Re: Africa Express: The Circus (Blur live!)

Posted: 29 Mar 2019, 23:18
by themanwholefthimself
So i heard right! They played Clover Over Dover for the first time ever!!! Wow!! This has gone far beyond that i've ever imagined, making me wish more and more i was there. I'm glad you've been there.

Re: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!

Posted: 29 Mar 2019, 23:33
by tom_cas1
Photo!

Re: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!

Posted: 30 Mar 2019, 01:07
by anothermario
fk'in cool! any videos?

Re: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!

Posted: 30 Mar 2019, 02:03
by rich
so gutted I managed to miss this (I overslept on ticket morning) :cry: :cry:

this must mean new blur stuff this year, surely :) :)