Blur To Headline Olympic Closing Ceremony Gig

21 February 2012, 10:02

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New Order and The Specials will also play "Best Of British" Show…

As rumoured for weeks, Blur are to play a special gig as part of the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The BT London Love Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert will take place at London's Hyde Park on Sunday August 12 and will also feature a line-up celebrating the "Best Of British", including New Order and The Specials, with more guests to be announced soon.

Fans attending the show will also be able to witness the London 2012 celebrations as giant screens in Hyde Park show highlights of the Closing Ceremony from the Olympic Park.

The announcement comes as Blur get ready to receive the Outstanding Contribution Award at tonight's BRITs (Tuesday 21).