Blur headline Olympics

Blur will headline a show in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate the end of the Olympic Games later this year.

The band will be joined by New Order and The Specials at the concert on August 12 to coincide with the Olympics closing ceremony.

The line-up for that concert is due to be announced shortly. Tickets for the Blur show will go on sale on February 24.

Giant screens will show highlights of the closing ceremony from the Olympic Park at the August 12 concert.

Blur were awarded with the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to music at the ceremony on Tuesday.

An opening ceremony concert will also take place in Hyde Park on July 27.