It’s official, the rumours have been floating around for weeks and but we can now confirm that Blur will headline Hyde Park alongside fellow legends The Specials and New Order on 12th August.
The Best Of British event is designed to celebrate the end of the Olympic Games and the UK’s Cultural Olympiad. Tickets go on sale Friday 24th February at 9pm (GMT) for further information visit BTLondon Live.
Strictly Our Opinion: While this is obviously fantastic news, I can’t help but grind my teeth and grimace at the thought of a best of British cultural event that doesn’t feature a single contemporary act. Damon Albarn is of course still making inspiring and revolutionary music but would it have killed them to pick up the phone and nab the Arctic Monkeys to sub or even someone like The Maccabees to open the show…oh or this Adele lady you might have heard of?