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Over the last few weeks Barclaycard presents British Summer Time have pulled name after name from their bag of musical tricks, from Taylor Swift to Miss Minogue, but the announcement that British legends Blur will headline the Hyde Park festival on 20th June has proved a huge hit, understandably. Last year saw The Libertines make quite the royal racket and we have no doubt the Blur boys will churn up a storm too. The announcement comes alongside the news that Blur will also be releasing their first album in 12 years. We wanted to welcome the boys back in style so we literally shouted it from the rooftops with some projections across London. Welcome back boys!

The Prodigy get nasty

It’s been a busy few days for The Prodigy, as news leaked that their first album in six years would be out in March, the posters went up and the gloves most definitely came off, not that we ever expected anything less. The Day Is My Enemy has been described as loud, obnoxious and violent, and that’s just by the band, who also recently claimed that they should be seen as just as an important cultural band as the likes of Blur or Oasis.

‘I don’t wanna pop up on a few more TV programmes saying ‘The Prodigy did this!’ I’m just telling people now that, yeah, I think we are important. When you trace the lines back to the Sex Pistols and the Clash, we are in that line.’ Liam Howlett, The Prodigy via NME.

The Prodigy’s album is out at the end of March followed by a UK tour starting in May.