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February 21, 2012 - vblurpage.com:

Blur to headline Olympics closing concert

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Blur have accepted the invite to perform at the London Olympics Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert subtitled "The Best Of British". The show, which is a part of BT London Live event series, will take place in Hyde Park on Sunday, August 12.

The bands who are performing before Blur include The Specials and New Order. The third special guest is to be announced soon.

According to the official press release, this appearance will mark Blur's "only major live performance" this year.

Tickets are priced at 55 plus booking fee. The general sale starts on Friday, February 24 at 9am GMT. BT customers can buy their tickets in advance from Wednesday, February 22 at 9am GMT.

In other news, Blur will close today's (Feb 21) Brit Awards ceremony with an 11-minute live set consisting of five songs. Xfm reported yesterday that the band were seen rehearsing "Tender", "Song 2", "Girls & Boys" and "Parklife" at the London's O2 arena just before the War Child Brits Show.

The band's official website was also relaunched yesterday.

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