Joining the Britpop elder statesmen will be Manchester’s New Order and The Specials from Coventry, under the banner Best Of British, reflecting Britain’s musical heritage not just London’s – although ours is better.
The concert, from BT London Live, takes place on Sunday 12 August as part of a series of shows throughout the Olympics. Tickets for the closing ceremony concert will be £55, although all other music events will be free, except the opening ceremony still to be announced.
Blur said on their Facebook page:
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.
As previously reported, sound levels for Hyde Park remain at 75 decibels with a max capacity of 80,000
Tickets are £55 on sale 9am Friday 24 February.