Damon Albarn takes to the stage

PUBLISHED: 14:52 26 July 2012

Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn

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BLUR frontman Damon Albarn will bring a team of world-class musicians to Bristol this September.

Africa Express celebrates the London Olympic 2012 Games and the city will be the final stop on its tour.

Damon and Baaba Maal will perform there on September 7.

Renowned for bringing the best African and western musicians together for a huge jam-session-come-party, Africa Express is a place where unique collaborations and spur-of-the-moment partnerships happen.

In past concerts Baaba has sung with Franz Ferdinand, Rokia Traore performed a Gorillaz hit with Damon and Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers jammed with the group in Lagos.

The Bristol line-up is still being finalised, but already confirmed are Damon and Senegalese superstar Baaba, with more acts due to sign up in the coming weeks.

The show will be held in Big Top @ Creative Common, the cultural festival tent behind Temple Meads.

It is an unusual, but fitting venue for such a unique tour and will be an unforgettable live music experience with fully- stocked bars and refreshments available.

Todd Wills, the new head of programme at Bristol Music Trust, which is presenting the show in Bristol, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing such a high profile concert to Bristol.

“The space at Creative Common is just right for this eclectic show.

“The line-up is still being confirmed but with up to 80 artists appearing on stage over the course of the night, its going to be an event that Bristol won’t forget.”

Tickets for the concert, priced £17.50, are only available from the Colston Hall’s box office on 01179 223686 or online at www.colstonhall.org

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