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Blur to headline T in the Park
Blur in 2008
Blur join Kings of Leon and Katy Perry at T In The Park and Oxegen

Blur have announced plans to headline this year's T in the Park and Oxegen festivals.

The reunited band join Kings Of Leon, Katy Perry and Snow Patrol for the UK and Irish festivals, which are due to take place from 10-12 July.

Blur's appearance will follow their two sell-out shows in London's Hyde Park on 2 and 3 July.

The band reunited at the end of last year after they recruited former guitarist Graham Coxon.

T in the Park festival director, Geoff Ellis, said: "It's fantastic that Blur have reformed and we're delighted to be able to confirm them for T in the Park this year, especially as the last time they played the festival was 10 years ago.

"Blur are an incredibly influential band whose closing performance could include festival anthems in the shape of Coffee & TV, Tender, Song 2, The Univeral and Parklife, to name but a few."

Blur will return to T in the Park for the first time since 1999, having also played in the King Tut's tent at the very first T in the Park festival, when it was held at Strathclyde Park in 1994.

Their forthcoming appearances will be the first time Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree have played together as a band since 2000.

Coxon left Blur in 2002 to pursue a solo career and relations between him and Albarn remained frosty until the end of last year when the singer confirmed their reunion.

Prior to that bassist Alex James hinted that the band may reform in August 2007.

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