As the only artists to play Hyde Park four times, Blur will make a welcome return to the historic London park for a headline show on Saturday 20 June.
Since announcing their arrival with debut album Leisure in 1991, Blur went on to revolutionise the sound of English popular music with five successive UK #1 albums (Parklife, The Great Escape, Blur,13 and Think Tank) helping to propel the band to mass popularity at home and abroad.
One of the biggest British bands of the last two decades, Blur have released seven studio albums and collected ten NME Awards, six Q Awards, five BRIT Awards and an Ivor Novello Award, and played live to thousands of devoted fans across the globe.
Other headliners already announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park are Kylie Minogue joined by Grace Jones and Chic feat Nile Rodgers on June 21, The Who, with Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr on June 26 and Taylor Swift, joined by Ellie Goulding and John Newman on June 27.
Jim King, Senior Vice President Live Events, says:
"There are few things in life that are as brilliant and as quintessentially British as Blur playing an outdoor gig in London. With new material and the new and improved production at Hyde Park this show is set to be one of the best Blur shows of all time."
Alun Mainwaring, Head of Events at The Royal Parks, said:
"We can't wait to welcome Blur back to Hyde Park! A lot has changed since the band was last here and we are excited to see their reaction as they take to the Great Oak Stage in what will be their first appearance at BST Hyde Park."
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