The band, who will be honoured with the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at tonight’s Brit Awards (February 21), will play the outdoor show on August 12 to coincide with the games’ closing ceremony.
Speaking in an exclusive interview you can read in this week’s NME, frontman Damon Albarn promised the show would be “brilliant”. He added:
It’ll be a proper party. It’s the closing night of the Olympics. Our raison d’etre is to provide another celebration of a fantastic day.
Blur will be joined by New Order and The Specials at the show, which is being billed as a ‘Best Of British’ event.
The show has been organised by BT London Live as part of a series of events to mark the Olympics. To pre-register for further ticket information, you need to register at BTLondonlive.com/tickets. Tickets will be made available on Friday (February 24) at 9am (GMT).