It's official: Blur to Play Glastonbury 2009

Posted: 2nd March 2009

After much hinting and speculation, it has today been confirmed that Blur will indeed be doing their thing at Glasto 2009.

It will mark their first appearance at the festival since 1998. The boys are also playing this year's Oxegen festival at the Punchestown Racecourse in Kildare, Ireland as well as their "reunion" dates in Manchester and London's Hyde Park - tickets are still available for the Manchester date and the Thursday 2nd July Hyde Park dates at £45 + booking.

Emily Eavis said "We're absolutely over the moon to have them back" about Blur's appearance at the festival. This year's event has all but sold-out, with a limited number of cancelled tickets coming onto the market on April 5th at 9AM.

Glastonbury was this year named as the best live event in the recent NME awards.

Daniel O'Connell