Blur To Headline Isle of Wight Festival 2015!
The Magic Whippers will hit the Channel Islands on June 13…
Speaking ahead of the festival, Blur guitarist Graham Coxon said: “These summer shows are going to be quite different to the gigs we did a few years back. We're excited to play the new record live and we'll have some surprises in store for the fans too.”
The band’s bassist, Alex James, added: “The British summer is just not complete without a trip to a festival. We've never played Isle of Wight Festival before so we're really looking forward to this one. And we get to take our tour bus on a boat.”
The news follows the announcement of the four-piece’s new album, The Magic Whip, due April 27.
Isle of White Festival promoter John Giddings quipped: “I'm a huge fan of blur and have always wanted to bring them to the Isle of Wight Festival so I'm really pleased we've finally done it. I know they're going to blow the crowd away on the Saturday night - see you down the front.”
The Isle of Wight Festival will run from June 11 to 14 and take place at Seaclose Park, Newport.