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See Blur’s stage times and support acts for Wembley Stadium shows

The band play two shows ahead of the release of new album ‘The Ballad Of Darren’

By Charlotte Krol

Damon Albarn of Blur
Damon Albarn of Blur

Blur have shared the stage times and more information about their upcoming shows at London’s Wembley Stadium.

The band play two headline shows this Saturday (8 July) and Sunday (9 July), with support from Jockstrap, Sleaford Mods, Self Esteem, The Selector, and Paul Weller.

Now, Blur have confirmed the door times, stage times and curfew – see below.

On Saturday, doors will open at 5pm. The first support act is Jockstrap at 5.55pm, followed by Sleaford Mods at 6.40pm. Self-Esteem will arrive on stage at 7.25pm before Blur take to the stage at 8.35pm. The curfew is 10.45pm.

On Sunday, doors will open at 4.30pm. The first support act is The Selector at 5.25pm before Paul Weller’s set kicks off at 6.15pm. Blur will play at 7.50pm with a 10pm curfew.

In May, Blur announced new album The Ballad Of Darren and shared its first single ‘The Narcissist’.

Damon Albarn from Blur stands on a stage with red lights behind him
British band Blur were one of Primavera Sound 2023’s headline acts. (Image: Christian Bertrand)

Set for release on July 21 via Parlophone, the announcement came as the Britpop icons prepared to kick off their comeback with an intimate hometown show at Colchester Arts Centre, marking the start of a summer run that saw them headline Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival.

Their ninth album – their first since 2015’s The Magic Whip – was produced by James Ford and recorded in Devon and London.

Describing the record’s inception, the group explained how it saw them reflecting on their lengthy relationships with each other.

Singer Damon Albarn said it’s “an aftershock record” loaded with “reflection and comment on where we find ourselves now”, while guitarist Graham Coxon added: “The older and madder we get, it becomes more essential that what we play is loaded with the right emotion and intention. Sometimes just a riff doesn’t do the job.”

Last Friday (29 June), Blur shared ‘St. Charles Square’, the latest single from The Ballad Of Darren.