Blur Taps Vampire Weekend, Crystal Castles And More For Hyde Park Reunion Shows



Hot off the presses this morning from across the pond -- Blur have announced the roster of bands who'll join them in Hyde Park for their highly anticipated reunion gigs this July. Among the chosen ones are Crystal Castles, Vampire Weekend, Foals and more.

The band gave the official word to NME this morning, and the hand-picked line-ups for the two nights are as follows: July 2 features Foals, Crystal Castles, Friendly Fires and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, and July 3 features Vampire Weekend, Amadou & Mariam, Florence And The Machine and Deerhoof.

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koening told NME.com, "I think the Hyde Park show will be pretty phenomenal. People have been waiting a long time to see Blur reunite and it's flattering to be invited to play at all. This will be my first time seeing Blur live and I'm psyched."

We spoke with guitarist Graham Coxon about the reunion last month, and while we forgot to ask him who would be opening, he did speak about the process of reuniting and rehearsing the old songs.

Blur will also play Manchester's MEN Arena June 26, with Klaxons and Florence And The Machine supporting. Ticket info for all three shows is available here.

Blur Taps Vampire Weekend, Crystal Castles And More For Hyde Park Reunion Shows