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Blur set for Glasto, says Eavis

By Georgie Rogers
6 Music News reporter

Graham Coxon officially left the band in 2002 following a dispute

Blur fans can expect to see the band play at this summer's Glastonbury Festival, Michael Eavis has said.

"You can look forward to that, but it's not officially announced yet," he said when asked if Blur were lined up.

Blur have been rumoured as headliners for Glastonbury since it was announced they were reforming nine years after their last gig as a four-piece band.

The news comes after Blur's Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon performed This Is A Low at the NME Awards this week.

Speaking to BBC 6 Music at the NME ceremony, Mr Eavis said: "There's a bit more work to do on that yet, but you will not be disappointed, I can assure you."

Blur played their last show together at the Royal Festival Hall back in 2000.

You can look forward to that, yeah, but it's not officially announced yet.
Glastonbury organiser, Michael Eavis
Recently, they were confirmed for the T In The Park festival on 11 July, preceded by their headline comeback shows at Manchester MEN Arena on 26 June and London's Hyde Park on 2 and 3 July, leaving the Thursday, Saturday and Sunday night of Glastonbury available.

Turning to another big name act that's on the Glastonbury bill, Eavis said: "We've got Lily Allen, of course, and she was practically born at the festival anyway, because her parents used to come."

He added: "I think her new single is the best song she's ever made, so she'll be very high up on the bill on the Friday night - not headlining though."

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