Rock Werchter announced that Blur will headline the main stage July 5 at Festivalpark in Werchter, Belgium. The Britpop band previously played Werchter in 1999.
The festival, which runs July 4-7, also features Rammstein July 6. Tickets go on sale Nov. 2.
“We’re excited,” Blur wrote in a statement on its website. “Hope to travel in 2013 to play to more of our lovely fans who we haven’t seen for a while. Don’t know where yet, we’ll tell as soon as we do … Stand by …”
In April The Guardian published an interview with Albarn in which the musician discussed his thoughts on the future of Blur.
When asked if Albarn thought Blur would play live again after the Hyde Park show, the frontman said, “No, not really.”
He added, “And I hope that’s the truth: that that’s how we end it. I don’t know: you can write scripts, and they always end up going… [pause]… well, one thing I’ve learned, and I’m sure you’re exactly the same, is that everything I think I’ve got totally sorted out, and I know exactly what’s going to happen – it never works out that way…”
Guess not, huh?