Good afternoon, comrades. It's time to dust off your Russian, Polish and passports because Blur will be headlining some festivals thousands of miles away. Yup, start booking flights. It's a long trek using several carriers, and accommodations will be a little on the rough side.
Moscow Afisha Picnic Festival is a one-day affair on July 13. Check out this inviting graphic on the website:
Even better, the google translate desribes that band as the following:
Annual Picnic Festival Posters announces headlining tenth Picnic: they will be Blur - perhaps the best British band of the last two decades. The team that wrote 'Girls and Boys', 'This Is a Low', 'Tender', 'Coffee & TV', 'Country House' and many other songs that millions of people around the world know by heart group, determined the development of rock 90s music - intelligent, expressive, and fun at the same time, the group, which became the British music in Russia, a group that returned two years ago on a musical Olympus, and proved that they are still the best of the best. In Russia, the performances of the musicians were waiting for the last 10 years. And now it's time to: Blur rightly become one of the most exciting musical experience of the summer of 2013.
Exactly, a musical Olympus!
If Russia is too far away from, there's always Poland. The Heineken Open'er Festival takes place July 3-6 at the Babie Doly Airfield in lovely Gdynia, Poland. Other headliners are Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kings of Leon.
If you're not feeling adventurous or just a wuss, I guess you can go to California for Coachella. Let me know how it is. I'm going to wait for others dates.
And it's a shame that Stone Roses are listed before Blur. It will be Blur's first U.S. date in ten years, and first with Graham in 14 years.