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Blur have named their support acts for their upcoming Hyde Park gigs/mini festivals.

Foals, Friendly Fires, Crystal Castles and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble on 2 July. Vampire Weekend, Amadou And Mariam, Florence And The Machine and Deerhoof on 3 July.

A lineup of cool, upcoming acts, we're sure you'll agree. Compare that to the likes of Oasis' stadium tour supports: Kasabian, The Enemy and boisterous newcomers Twisted Wheel, and you might notice a trend.

Not that I care. My white parka is ready to roll…

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).